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VPGSA 10U Select All-Stars get in one more tournament

Sports Editor

LAKE CHARLES -- For the Ville Platte Girl’s Softball Association 10U Select All-Star team, preparing for their appearance in the USSSA National Tournament beginning on July 19 is a big must.
And, truthfully, there is only one way to do that; get in as many live game situations as you can.
The All-Stars did just that here this past weekend, as they participated in a NFSA sanctioned tournament.
“We wanted to make sure that we stayed on top of our game,” said head coach Todd Ardoin.”This was a way for us to do that. I thought we played very well on Sunday, but we did not play up to our capabilities on Saturday. Besides that, I think we will be ready to play when the time comes at the National Tournament.”
Despite Ardoin’s description of his team’s play on Saturday, Ville Platte came out and defeated Team Franchise 9-0 in their opening pool play game. They followed that up by squeaking by Team Black Widow 1-0 in their second pool game.
Ville Platte’s final game on Saturday was their first in bracket play. The All-Stars did not sweat at all, scoring four runs in the first inning and four runs in the third inning, as they handled Stars and Stripes easily in an 8-2 win.
Bracket play continued on Sunday for Ville Platte and the first game was a little closer than expected. The All-Stars did not score a run until the bottom of the fourth inning, but it would be all they would need, as they came away with a 4-0 blanking of Team Bullet.
Ville Platte did not waste any time in their third bracket game, plating nine runs in the first inning as they cruised to a 12-0 win over the Sun Devils.
With that win, Ville Platte was the only undefeated team in the tournament and when the rains came, the rest of the tournament was cancelled and Ville Platte was named tournament champions.

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