Patterson 8-year-old All-Stars

The Patterson 8U All-Stars are participating in the Cal Ripken Invitational World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida, this week. Patterson opened pool play Tuesday when it met the West Raleigh All-Stars. Pool play will continue Wednesday and Thursday before double-elimination bracket play commences Friday. The World Series and Ironman bracket champions will be crowned Sunday. Team members are, kneeling from left, Glenn “Trey” Rochel III, Kohen Bonin, Zack Sons, Brody Swisher and Tate Mouton. On the middle row are Jayden Hillebrandt, Kane Chassion, Luke Domingue, Brilyn Johnson, Carlon “Deuce” Butler, Traye Richardson-Dinger and Hayden Walker. On the back row are assistant coach Locky Bonin, head coach Mike Dinger and assistant coaches Glenn Rochel and Benji Sons. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Ashley Dinger)

Patterson 8U All-Stars competing in Cal Ripken Invitational World Series

The Patterson 8U All-Stars began play in the Cal Ripken Invitational World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida, Tuesday.

The Patterson 8-year-old All-Stars advanced to the Louisiana AA State Tournament with a win against Morgan City Friday and a loss by St. Mary Central Saturday. Above, Patterson's Linzy Howard scores a run during Friday's win. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

St. Mary Central's Jude Guarisco connects on a single during Saturday's 17-0 win against Morgan City at the District 3 Majors Tournament in Bayou Vista. St. Mary Central finished the weekend 2-0. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Lucas Pickens makes a throw to first base during action Sunday at the District 3 9-year-old tournament against Thibodaux. Morgan City won 14-6. Morgan City and Franklin will meet Monday for the district title at 4 p.m. If Morgan City wins, it wins the district title, while if Franklin wins, the teams will play a winner-take-all game at 8 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

St. Mary Central 10-year-old All-Star pitcher Kaleb Leonard throws a pitch during Saturday's 5-3 loss to Morgan City at the District 3 AAA Tournament in Bayou Vista. St. Mary Central finished the weekend 1-1. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City 11-year-old All-Star Mason Johnston catches a ball during Sunday's 11-1 loss to Franklin at the District 3 11-year-old Tournament in Thibodaux. Morgan City and Franklin will meet Monday for the district title. With a win at 6 p.m., Franklin will clinch the title, while Morgan City must win the 6 p.m. contest and the winner-take-all contest at 8 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Patterson 8s advance to state; district play continues in other age groups

The Patterson 8-year-old All-Stars advanced to the state tournament at the conclusion of District 3 AA action at Complex Park Saturday.

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