Red River (LA) Adult Baseball League 21+ and 38+ divisions
Benton River Bandits 14, Monroe Mudbugs 10: 21+
Bossier City Rats 13, Shreveport Diablos 3: 38+
Submitted by David Pratt, Red River league president
21+ RRABL Series Summary
It was a battle until the end and it took all three games to decide, but when the dust settled and the offensive barrage finally stopped, the Benton River Bandits claimed their second consecutive 21+ RRABL Series title with a 14-10 win over the Monroe Mudbugs. The Bandits broke a 10-10 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning in game three to secure the crown. These two teams met in the best of three championship last year as well, and in repeat fashion, Monroe took game one followed by Benton winning games two and three, just the same as last year.
The River Bandits were led on offense by Bryan George (8-for-11), Justin Juneau (8-for-13), and Kyle Lawrence (5-for-12). George was tabbed as the MVP. Paul Baker, Brent Martwick, and Juneau all turned in outstanding pitching performances as well.
Championship Series (Best 2 of 3)
Game 1: Monroe Mudbugs 13, Benton River Bandits 6
Game 2: Benton River Bandits 16, Monroe Mudbugs 10
Game 3: Benton River Bandits 14, Monroe Mudbugs 10
MVP: Bryan George, Benton River Bandits
38+ Championship Summary
The 38+ playoffs highlighted the same dominance by the Bossier City Rats that they displayed throughout the season. The Rats defeated the Shreveport Tigers and the Shreveport Diablos to earn their first RRABL Tournament title since joining the league in 2013. The Rats repeated as regular season champs while boasting a final run differential of 171 – 15, a difference of 156 runs. They averaged 12.2 runs per game and only allowed 1.07 runs per contest.
In the playoffs, the Rats discarded the Tigers 12-0 and defeated the Diablos 13-3. Several players enjoyed a stellar two-game set. Here are some of the key contributors:Rob Kenney (4-for-7, run, 2 RBI, 2 SB), Chris Moore (5-for-7, 2 runs, 5 RBI),Paul Levesque (4-for-6, 2 runs, RBI, SB), Jarrod Nipper (HR, 3 RBI), Darien Dukes (W, 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 6 K), and Greg Garner (W, 7 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 6 K). Joe Lockhart was named the MVP after going 4-for-7 with two runs and three RBI with two doubles and a triple.
Bossier City Rats 13, Shreveport Diablos 3
MVP: Joe Lockhart, Bossier City Rats