LBA Naturals win, 13-8


The Louisiana Baseball Academy Naturals, a 12-year-old select USSSA baseball team based in Houma, topped the Hillsborough Heat, 13-8, in bracket play of a 104-team tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Wednesday.

Cameron Folse had two home runs and six RBIs for LBA, the 13th seed after pool play, and Thailer Lovell, Gavin Dugas (two RBIs) and Gabriel Theiss (two RBIs) each added one homer.

Kolby Dufrene added three hits, and Theiss got the win on the mound. Braden Whatley worked in relief.

LBA continues play in single-elimination bracket play today.