Jake's 7 year-old All Star team won the tournament we attended last weekend in Donaldsonville. There were 6 teams in their bracket, one of which was a team from Kenner, LA. Kenner is a "suburb" of New Orleans. I put quotes around suburb because if you've ever been to NO, it's difficult to delineate the community lines; however, folks from there are very quick to correct you if lump their community in with New Orleans. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that NO had 4 murders on Tuesday alone and they are still the murder capitol of the United States.
Anyway, the reason winning this tournament is significant is because a Zachary team beat a Kenner team. It's no coincidence that Kenner is from the NO area. They are ruthless players and parents. Their coaches verge on mean and their parents are rabid fans...and not in the good way. The kids are just kids, luckily and are very sweet. I guess baseball is the only thing they've got down there. In our experience with Zac playing All Stars, we have come up against Kenner at least 6 times, probably more, and have been absolutely annihilated by them because of their dirty play and pushing the limits of the rule book.
This was a sweet victory.
Jake congratulates the Kenner team after he receives his award.
We still have to play them in state this weekend. I'm sure the Kenner players have been duly reprimanded for their loss to a Zachary team. I'm anxious to see how it comes out.