Tuesday was a very good night for Bossier Parish softball teams as Airline, Haughton, Parkway, Bossier and Benton all won.
In District 1-5A, Airline scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Southwood 4-3 at Airline. Haughton used a strong performance by Louisiana Tech signee Anna Dies to defeat Captain Shreve 7-0 at Haughton.
In a District 1-4A opener, Benton routed Woodlawn 16-0 at Woodlawn. In non-district games, Parkway dropped Evangel Christian Academy 9-3 at Parkway, and Bossier edged Red River 13-12 at Coushatta.
At Airline, Kaitlyn Walker scored the winning run on Brittany Nelson’s double to deep center field. Belle Montalbano led off the inning with a double. Hannah Brooks had a key bunt for a base hit.
Nelson went 3-for-4 with two doubles. Montalbano also had three hits. Walker and Brooks had two hits each. Libby Broussard had a double. Katie Briggs, who allowed just five hits, got the win.
At Haughton, Dies pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts. She also went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Savannah O’Neal had two hits, including a double. Natalie Smith had two RBI.
Haughton improved to 6-2 overall with its fifth straight victory. The Lady Bucs are 2-0 in 1-5A.
At Parkway, Samantha Guile allowed three hits and struck out 11 as the Lady Panthers (7-5) extended their winning streak to six.
Kendall Lewis went 3-for-3. Alexis Rayborn and Lindsey Hutcheson had two hits and two RBI each. Kelsey Gallman also had two hits. Brittany Bryant had a double and two RBI.
At Benton, Mackenzie McEntee had two hits and two RBIs in the Lady Tigers’ two-inning victory. Abi Cole also had two hits. Mackenzie Eddy had a triple and four RBI. Chelsea Rangel had two RBI. The Lady Tigers improved to 6-4.
Bossier had 11 hits in its victory over Red River.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org