The Airline Vikings, Benton Tigers and Haughton Buccaneers won tournament games Friday and Saturday.
Airline defeated Tioga 9-2 and Sulphur 4-3 Friday in the Sam Houston/Sulphur tournament. The Vikings lost to Zachary 10-0 Saturday.
Benton downed Ouachita Christian 9-7 Friday in the West Monroe tournament. The Tigers closed a very successful weekend with victories over St. Louis Catholic, 16-4, and West Monroe, 10-7, Saturday.
Haughton defeated St. Louis Catholic 10-1 and lost to Ouachita Parish 4-3 Saturday in the West Monroe tournament. The Bucs fell to West Monroe 4-3 Friday.
Parkway fell to Sam Houston 6-1 Friday in the Sam Houston/Sulphur tournament. The Panthers lost to Tioga 7-1 and Sulphur 2-1 Saturday.
Hunter Hollis went 3-for-4 with a double in Airline’s win against Tioga. Jerry Couch went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.
Harrison Tauzin had two hits, including a double, and two RBI. Will Tynes had a two-RBI triple.
Bryson Connell allowed three hits in five innings and struck out seven.
Hollis had two hits, including a double, against Sulphur. Cole Broadway had two RBI.
Jack Navalance and Hunter Mathewes combined on a five-hitter.
Steve Lutterman had a double, one of the Vikings’ two hits, in the five-inning loss to Zachary.
Airline is 7-10.
Winning pitcher Cameron Ross went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI in Benton’s win against Ouachita Christian. Sam Simmons had a double and two RBI.
The Tigers took advantage of eight walks. Garrett Hable and Cade Scott drew three walks each.
Brennan Blaylock went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the six-inning victory against St. Louis Catholic.
Cody Norris had two doubles and a single. Simmons doubled twice and drove in three runs. Scott had two hits, including a triple. Tanner Timms went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Brock Van Hoy allowed three hits in four innings. Landon Joyner didn’t allow a hit in two innings.
Cole Horton went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI against West Monroe. Scott went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI.
Norris had two hits, including a double. Turner Toms got the win, allowing five hits and striking out four in 4 1/3 innings. Colbey Sharp got the save.
Benton improved to 11-7.
Cade Thompson pitched a complete game in Haughton’s win over St. Louis Catholic. He allowed four hits and no earned runs and struck out six.
Mason Simmons went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Hayden Hensley had two hits. Nick Thompson had an RBI-double. Nick Heckman and Kobe Jackson had one double and two RBI each. Cameron Townsend doubled.
Hunter Harlan went 2-for-3 against West Monroe. Hensley had a double and two RBI.
The Bucs took a 3-2 lead into the seventh. Tom Biggs’ hit a two-run home run with one out to win it for West Monroe.
Simmons went 2-for-4 with a double against Ouachita Parish. Townsend went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
The Bucs led took a 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth on Hensley’s steal of home. But the Lions rallied with two runs with two outs in the bottom of the inning
Haughton is 8-10.
Eric Williams and Hayden Knotts both doubled in Parkway’s loss to Sam Houston (19-0). The Panthers managed just three hits against Barron Simon, who struck out 10 in six innings.
Eric Brown went 2-for-3 with a double against Tioga. Eric Williams had a double.
Matthew McKee gave up just four hits against Sulphur. Seven Panthers recorded a hit, including an RBI-double by Willams.
Parkway dropped to 12-4.
Jon Mikal Robertson went 4-for-4 in Bossier’s 32-11 loss to Stanley in the Stanley tournament. David Snipes had two hits and three RBI.
The Bearkats lost to Ebarb 12-5 Saturday. Preston Allen went 2-for-4.
Bossier fell to 3-8.
NOTE: The above report is based on information on teams’ official GameChanger accounts or received from coaches.
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