Baseball: Parish 1-5A teams off to solid start in district play


Russell Hedges


After two straight days of rainouts, Bossier Parish teams finally got District 1-5A play started Saturday.

Things couldn’t have gone better for the Haughton Bucs, which swept a home doubleheader against Southwood 6-0 and 9-2. Game 3 of the series is at 5 p.m. today at Southwood.

Bradley Bockhaus pitched a no-hitter with nine strikeouts in Game 1.

Parkway was the only parish team to finish its series. The Panthers defeated Captain Shreve 12-7 at Shreve on Sunday after splitting a Saturday doubleheader at Parkway. Parkway won the first game 13-5 and lost the second 4-2.

Airline split a doubleheader with Byrd, falling 2-1 in the first game and winning 3-2 in the second.

Byrd led 2-0 in the first inning Friday when the game was called. That game will be completed at 6 p.m. today at Airline.

Benton’s home District 1-4A game against Minden was postponed Thursday. The teams got through 2 1/2 scoreless innings Friday. They will pick it up in the bottom of the third at 6 p.m. today at Benton.

Benton, ranked No. 4 in the Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association poll, is 13-6 overall and 1-0 in district.

At Haughton, John Tomb and David Rost had two hits each in the Bucs’ Game 1 victory. Bockhaus, Rost, Matthew Sewell and John Tomb all had doubles.

Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune Haughton’s Bradley Bockhaus pitched a no-hitter in a 6-0 victory over Southwood Saturday at Haughton.
Russell Hedges/Press-Tribune
Haughton’s Bradley Bockhaus pitched a no-hitter in a 6-0 victory over Southwood Saturday at Haughton.

Hunter Golden went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in Game 2. Tomb and Sam Wallace had two hits each.

Triston Carmack, who allowed five hits in five innings, picked up the win. Haughton improved to 11-10 and 2-0.

At LSUS, Byrd won a pitchers’ duel in the first game. Airline’s Peyton Davis allowed just four hits in 5 1-3 innings, but the Vikings managed just three hits off Byrd’s John Henderson.

Airline (7-11, 1-1) scored the go-ahead run in Game 2 in the seventh inning.

Chase Rivers, Peyton Davis and Dylan Elliott all had singles in the inning. Elliott’s two-out grounder to right field scored the run.

Rivers and Davis had two hits each. Starter Andrew Maxey pitched six strong innings, allowing five hits and one earned run. Kyle Backhofen pitched the seventh.

At Parkway Saturday, Austin Averitt, Kyle Laverdiere, Hunter Knowles, Demetrius McAtee and Carson Vaughn all had doubles in the Game 1 victory.

Vaughn went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Dylan Whaley also had three hits. McAtee, Laverdiere and Tyler Schilling had two hits apiece.

Vaughn pitched a four-hitter.

After getting 16 hits in Game 1, the Panthers got just six in Game 2. Schilling went 2-for-4 with a double. Knowles had two hits, including a double. Peyton Donaldson also doubled.

Rob Harper scattered eight hits in six innings.

At Shreve Sunday, the Panthers scored nine runs in the second inning on seven singles and a double.

Shreve battled back to within 9-7 after six, but Parkway added three more in the top of the seventh.

Vaughn had another three-hit game, including a double. Scotten went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Donaldson had two hits and two RBIs.

Whaley and Laverdiere had two RBIs each. Jon Koestner allowed seven hits and three earned runs in six innings for the win.