Axle team is No. 1 in nation
Gorilla Axle, a 10AAA North Louisiana-based team that includes players from Ruston, Bastrop and Monroe, recently finished No. 1 in the nation for its age division in the United States Sports Specialty Association. The squad had a record of 47-19 and captured titles at the state and World Series level. The Axle club gained wins in 19 of its final 21 games and won three of its last five tournments. A total of 640 teams are included in the USSSA’s 10AAA division.