The St. Mary Pony 14-year-old All-Stars begin play Thursday in the Pony South Zone’s Tournament’s Elite Bracket in Burleson, Texas. The team finished runner-up at the 2014 South Zone Baseballl Pony Super Region Tournament. Kneeling, from left, are team members Caleb Bernard, Dylan Landry, Kyle Pitre, Reid Wiley, Kyle Boudreaux and Cade Thibodeaux. Standing, from left, are assistant coach Shawn Bernard, Patrick Robertson, Hayden Pinho, Lukas Carnley, John Pat Dupuy, Joel Singleton and head coach Patrick Wiley. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Patrice Singleton.)
When the St. Mary PONY 14-year-old All-Stars take the field Thursday, they will do so as at least the last east St. Mary Parish team still playing any kind of youth baseball this summer.
Morgan City’s Al Dodson placed third in the Class N Elders at the National Horseshoe Pitchers World Tournament in Hamburg, New York. The tournament was held July 14-26 with official total participation at 1,264 during the two-week event. Above, from left, are Dodson, first-place winner Joe Delaney of New York and second-place winner Hiram Paradee of Vermont. The 2015 host site will be Topeka, Kansas, while Montgomery, Alabama, will stage the event in 2016. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Tim Gilmore)
A member of the Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association placed third in his classification at the National Horseshoe Pitchers World Tournament in Hamburg, New York, earlier this month.