Baseball: Haughton completes Week 1 5-0; Panthers, Tigers, Vikings get wins

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The Haughton Buccaneers finished the first week of the high school baseball season 5-0 with two wins Saturday on the final day of the Nathan George Invitational at Parkway.

The Bucs defeated Evangel 4-2 in the late afternoon and then knocked off Parkway 6-4 in a game that started a few hours later.

Triston Carmack pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts against Evangel. He also went 2-for-3, including a double.

Andrew Sewell capped a nice week with two hits and two RBI.

Colton McClain went 2-for-4 with four RBI against Parkway. Starter Nick Heckman allowed four hits and one earned run in 5 1/3 innings. Cameron Townsend and Jonanthan Plant didn’t allow a hit in the final 1 2/3 innings.

Parkway (2-2) knocked off Benton 14-7 in its other game in the Nathan George Saturday. Benton (2-3) came back to defeat Calvary 13-0.

Ryan Black went 2-for-4 with a double in Parkway’s loss to Haughton. Starter Zach Hire went six innings, allowing five hits and no earned runs. The Panthers hurt themselves with four errors.

Eric Brown went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the win over Benton. Amani Larry went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Caleb Reese also had three hits, including a double.

Bryan Day allowed just two hits and no runs in 4 2/3 innings of relief to get the win.

Jackson Rutledge pitched a five-inning one-hitter and struck out 10 in Benton’s win over Calvary. Wade Grubbs, Hal Gatti and Cody Norris had two hits apiece. Tyler Self had two RBI.

Tanner Craft had two hits against Parkway. Garrett Hable, Sam Simmons, Coleman Nerren, Peyton Long and Gatti all had doubles.

Airline (3-2) split two games in a tournament in Lafayette. The Vikings lost to Lafayette High 6-2 and them came back to defeat Acadiana 9-4.

Cameron Parikh went 2-for-3 with a double against Lafayette High. Chase Hodges had a double.

Hayden Waxley went 4-for-4 and Peyton Davis had a grand slam home run against Acadiana. Jonathan Brandon had two RBI. Cameron Taylor got the win, striking out six in five innings.

NOTE: The above report is compiled from stats and play-by-play on teams’ official GameChanger accounts or from information reported by coaches.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com