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Baseball: Airline, Haughton, Parkway, Benton win

Thursday was a good night for Bossier Parish high school baseball teams. Airline, Haughton, Parkway and Benton all won.

Airline downed Ouachita Parish 4-1, Haughton rallied past Walker 3-1, Parkway got past Lakeside 8-5 and Benton blanked Evangel Christian 1-0.

The Airline and Haughton games were part of a tournament based in Monroe. The Parkway game was part of the Minden tournament.

Cameron Parikh pitched a three-hitter as Airline improved to 4-2. Chase Hodges went 2-for-3 with a double. Peyton Davis had a double and an RBI. Hayden Waxley, Jarrett Bamburg and Austin Zickefoose had one RBI apiece.

Haughton scored three runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Walker as the Bucs rebounded from their first loss of the season. Haughton (6-1) fell to Sterlington 9-2 Tuesday night at home.

Through six innings, the Bucs only had one hit and trailed 1-0. But Colton McClain, Jonathan Plant and Austin Clemmens all had singles in the seventh.

Haughton also took advantage of some errors in the inning. Colt Shankle, running for Andrew Sewell, advanced to third on Plant’s single to center field and scored on the throw.

Cameron Townsend, running for McClain, scored the go-ahead run on an error on ball hit by Colby Holmes to third. Clemmen’s single with two outs brought home Plant.

Haughton ace Triston Carmack relieved Sewell in the seventh. After a Walker batter reached first on an error, the Bucs turned a double play. Carmack struck out the final batter.

McClain finished 2-for-3. Sewell scattered five hits in six innings.

Peyton Donaldson went 3-for-3 as Parkway evened its record at 3-3. Eric Brown and Matthew McKee had two hits each, including doubles. Eric Williams had a triple and two RBI.

Zach Hire went the distance for the win.

At Evangel, Tanner Craft pitched a four-hitter and struck out eight as Benton improved to 3-4. He also had two hits, including a double.

Sam Simmons and Wade Grubbs had two doubles each. Cody Norris also had a double.

The Tigers scored the only run in the fourth. Craft led off with his double to right field and scored on a Simmons’ double.

NOTE: The above report is based on box scores and play-by-plays on the teams’ official GameChanger accounts and information submitted by coaches.

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