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LSUE to host baseball tournament

A 10–team, four-day high school baseball tournament begins today at LSU Eunice’s Bengal Stadium.
The teams involved are Eunice High, St. Edmund, Kinder, Iowa, St. Louis, DeRidder along with two teams from Barbe and Catholic High of Baton Rouge.
“It is exciting to get to see all the high school players on our field where we can evaluate them,” LSU head baseball coach Jeff Willis said. It is also a chance to showcase our campus to a lot of people that might not have been here.”

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LSUE trio named All-Region

In a repeat of last year, the LSUE Lady Bengals finished second in Region 23 tournament but then grabbed the NJCAA Division II national championship over Jones County Junior College.
Stormy weather prevented the two teams from playing for the Region 23 title, so No. 1 JCJC entered the national tournament as the higher seeded team.
The No. 4 Lady Bengals responded with a 5-0 run through the world series including a walk-off 8-7 win over Jones to earn its fifth title in program history.

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All-Parish teams released

The Eunice High Bobcats and the Opelousas Catholic High Vikings dominated the 2017 All-St. Landry Parish Baseball Team as selected by the parish baseball coaches.
The Bobcats and the Vikings each claimed a top award, with Eunice High senior outfielder Gunner Fontenot named the Most Valuable Player and Vikings’ head coach Justin Boyd named as the Coach of the Year.
Boyd led the Vikings to a 28-9 record, advancing to the semifinal round of Division III.
Fontenot played in the LHSAA All-Star Game, where he had two hits in five plate appearances.

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Bobcats begin Metro league play

The Eunice Bobcats scored eight runs in the first four innings to take an 8-2 win over Sacred Heart in Metro League action Monday evening at Bobcat Field.
The game was limited to five innings by agreement of both coaches as inclement weather became a factor.
Coach Danny Soileau’s Cats scored two runs in the first inning to take the lead. Austin Phillips singled and Jaydon Brasseaux was hit by a pitch before Tyler Darbonne and Josh Youngblood followed with singles to put the Cats ahead 2-0.

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11 Bobcats named to 5-3A team

Four of the six District 5-3A baseball teams earned playoff spots with Eunice High and Church Point both advancing to the regional rounds.
District champion Church Point opened the playoffs with a 10-0 win over No. 22 Union Parish.
The No. 11 Bears (19-9, 9-1) then fell to No. 6 Buckeye, 10-0, 3-2.
District runners-up Eunice grabbed a 15-1 mercy-rule win over No. 23 Marksville in the bi-district round.
The No. 10 Bobcats (21-14, 8-2) were pushed out of the playoffs by the eventual Class 3-A champions South Beauregard, 7-5, 6-3.

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