Debs beat Ferriday, prepare for state

THE DIXIE DEBS will be representing Franklin Parish in the state tournament on July 12 in Alexandria. They are (front row from left) Katie Franklin, Avery Banks, Maddie Wright, Madison Truelove and Caitlin Jonas. (Back row, from left) Kaylee King, Jesalyn Jarrette, Gracie King, Hallie Herron, Victoria Mays. Not pictured - Ally Roberts (Submitted photo)

The Winnsboro Dixie Debs are headed to the state championship tournament in Alexandria July 12.

The Debs beat Bastrop, Delhi and Ferriday this weekend to advance to the tournament.

The all star team easily handled Bastrop (14-1) and Delhi (13-0) on Saturday and faced a tough Ferriday team Sunday. The Winnsboro Debs managed a 3-2 victory in the contest.

Jesalyn Jarrette was the winning pitcher in the Bastrop matchup. Jarrette went four innings, struck out four, allowed one hit and walked one.

Majority of the Debs had a hit in the contest.

Katie Franklin went three-for-three at the plate with two RBI. Maddie Wright went two-for-two with three RBI.

Additionally, Victoria Mays, Gracie King and Jarrette had two hits each.

Caitin Jonas, Avery Banks, Madison Truelove and Ally Roberts had a hit each.

In the second matchup, Winnsboro continued their dominance, blanking Delhi 13-0.

Jonas was the winning pitcher, going three innings, striking out five, allowing two hits and walking none.

The Debs were just as dominant offensively against Delhi.

King went three-for-three at the plate with four RBI.

Mays and Banks had two hits each while Jarrette, Franklin, Truelove, Roberts, Wright and Herron had a hit each.

In the championship game against Ferriday, scoring opened up in the first inning after Jarrette hit a single to bring King home, but the Ferriday team countered the Debs with a score. At the end of the first, the score was tied 1-1 and remained tied until an explosive fourth inning.

Jarrette proved deadly for the Ferriday team as she smoked a home run over center field in the fourth, again scoring King who was hit by a pitch both times.

Ferriday would manage to score one more time.

Jonas was the winning pitcher in the contest. Jonas pitched four innings, struck out two and allowed only two hits.

Jarrette had the save in the circle. She pitched three innings and allowed just one hit.

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