DYB kicks off all-star competition this coming weekend
The Ville Platte Dixie Youth baseball all-star season will officially kick off this coming weekend when the 6U T-Ball, 7U Coach Pitch and the 8U Coach Pitch teams take to the field for sub-district play.
The 8U Coach Pitch team will begin play today in Leeseville. The All-Stars will play at 5:30 p.m. against Dequincy and at 7 p.m. against Vernon American. On Friday, Ville Platte will take on Deridder at 5:30 p.m and South Beauregard at 7 p.m.
The team will play twice on Saturday; at 12 p.m. against Vernon American and at 4:30 p.m. against Dequincy again. The tournament concludes on Sunday with two games. Ville Platte will face South Beauregard at 1:30 p.m. and Deridder at 4:30 p.m.
The 7U All-Stars, an age group that will compete for the first time in Ville Platte Dixie Youth history, will travel to play their tournament in Oakdale.
Ville Platte will open up with Deridder tomorrow at 6:45 p.m. and will take on Pine Prairie at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
The All-Stars continue play on Saturday with two contests; an 11:45 game against Oakdale and a 3:30 p.m. game against Deridder. Ville Platte concludes play on Sunday when they face Oakdale at 2:45 p.m.
“We started the 7U all-stars this season to give the players a chance to continue playing for the league in the summer,” stated head coach David LaHaye. “We thought it was important that these kids get the chance to play with each other more and to keep interest in Dixie Youth alive. We are just hoping the players learn a lot this summer and they continue to grow as ball players. We are here to compete, but also to have fun.”
The 6U All-Stars must hit the road to Deridder for their tournament play. Ville Platte takes on the host team at 5:30 p.m. today and face South Beauregard at 7 p.m.
On Firday the All-Stars have only one contest as they play Vernon American at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday’s schedule includes a trio of games for Ville Platte. The All-Stars play Dequincy at 10:30 a.m., Deridder at 12 p.m. and South Beauregard at 3 p.m.
On Sunday, Ville Platte finishes off play with a game against Vernon American at 12:30 p.m.