Ascension Parish U12 team advances to regional championship in dramatic form
UPDATE: A dream run at a berth in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., is still alive, as the Ascension Parish U12 team stormed from behind to win its elimination game against a team from Tulsa, Okla., by the score of 8 to 7.
A final inning, 6-run rally from the Louisiana squad advances the team to the finals of the Southwest Regional against a squad representing eastern Texas.
A bases-loaded walk pushed the winning run across the plate.
Tomorrow’s game is set for noon. It will air on ESPN.
WACO - The Ascension Parish U12 Little League team will be back in action Monday afternoon in a "survive-and-advance" game against the champions from Oklahoma.
The Louisiana representatives are 2-and-1 in the double-elimination Southwest regional tournament, which is being staged in Waco, Tex.
The two teams have already played each other once in the contest. Louisiana defeated the team from Tulsa, Okla., 5-1 on Friday.
The rematch is set to begin at 2 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.
The winner of that game will advance to the finals, on Tuesday, against a team representing east Texas. The regional winner will move on to the international Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Second-annual 225 Festival celebrating capital region culture happening Sunday
Tiger fans storm the court after upset win against No. 17 Kentucky
Ascension Parish student heading to national welding competition
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says he is against sending national guard troops...
In response to deadly car jacking, Louisiana lawmaker proposes bill increasing penalties