Major League All Stars in district tourney
By Chris & Laurie Mueller
DeQuincy was the site for the 2016 West Sub-district Dixie Youth All-star tournament June 23-27.
DeQuincy played their first game of the tournament against Sulphur Nationals on Thursday. The final score was DeQuincy 4, Sulphur Nationals 5. Gavin Gary hit a homerun.
On Friday, Brayden Easley hit a homerun helping DeQuincy with their 12-1 win over Sulphur Americans. On Saturday, DeQuincy faced Vinton All-stars and came away with a 9-4 win. Sunday’s game saw DeQuincy face Sulphur Continentals. The local all stars won 13-2, sending them to the championship game on Monday.
DeQuincy faced Vernon Central in the Championship game. DeQuincy suffered their first and only loss of the tournament by a score of 14-5. Brayden Easley got his second homerun of the tournament.
DeQuincy participated in the District 7 all-star tournament in DeRidder with their first game on Thursday June 30, 2016 at 7:30 against DeRidder All-stars.
Team members are Brayden Easley, Johnathan Roussell, Jacob LeBlanc, Gavin Gary, Caedon Dyer, Mathew Pharis, Donte Thomes, Henry Hagen, GB Langley, Dalton Davis, Hunter Cox, and Keagan Carter. Team manager is Derek Davis and coaches are Tim Cox and John Roussell.
On Thursday, DeQuincy beat DeRidder 11-1 in their opening game of the district tournament. Jacob LeBlanc hit a homerun. DeQuincy faced Ville Platte on Friday and suffered their first loss. They were eliminated from play on Saturday with a 4-3 loss to Vernon Central.