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Former Sacred Heart and current Louisiana College hurler, Phillip Vidrine, reaches back before bringing the heat to the plate in a game earlier this season. Vidrine was named on the Southwest Conference’s Honorable Mention team after posting a 1-1 record and four saves in 42 innings of work. (Photo courtesy of Louisiana College SID)

Higher level

When you lead the team in innings pitched during a season, rest and more rest is probably what the doctor would order.

Destiny Lavigne, a member of the Diamond Divas, poses with a home run ball. The Divas took home first place at their last tourney. (Photo courtesy of Shane Darbonne)

Late rally allows the Diamond Divas to secure FASA title

YOUNGSVILLE -- The Diamond Divas, a Ville Platte based travel softball team, have taken home their first tournament title of the spring/summer season with a first place finish at Fastpitch America

Ville Platte third baseman Darwin Lewis flies high to catch a line drive in an East Sub-District game this past weekend. Ville Platte took home the first place trophy after going 4-2 in tournament play. The All-Stars will travel to Dequincy on June 21 to compete in the Dixie Youth District Tournament. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagenaux)

Important start

VILLE PLATTE -- The Ville Platte Dixie Youth T-Ball All-Stars got off to an important start here this past weekend as they took first place in the East Sub-District Tournament.

Ville Platte Pitching Machine head coach Nick Fontenot congratulates Aiden Benoit on a hit in the sub-district tournament. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Veillon)

Pitching Machine All-Stars earn runner-up spot

MAMOU -- Although the Ville Platte Pitching Machine All-Stars did not take home the first place trophy this past weekend in the Dixie Youth East Sub-District Tournament, they did gain a ton of expe

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