George Booras pitched a three-hitter in a 10-0 non-district victory over on Ruston Monday at Parkway.
In other non-district games, Haughton lost to Sterlington 5-0 at Haughton and Airline fell to West Monroe 6-1 at Airline.
In a District 1-4A game, Bossier lost to Northwood 14-0. Bossier’s field at Rusheon sustained damage from the weekend’s tornado so the game was moved to Airline.
This is the final week of the regular season. Parkway (22-7), Haughton (17-14), Airline (12-18) and Benton (18-12) are all headed to the playoffs. Parkway, No. 9 in the Class 5A power rankings, is assured of a first-round game. At No. 17, Haughton is on the bubble. The top 16 teams host. Airline is No. 27.
Benton is No. 13 in the Class 4A rankings with three games left, including the final two against Northwood. The Tigers host Bossier at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
At Parkway, Derious Bradford, Eric Brown and Matthew McKee all had three hits for the Panthers (22-7).
Brown hit a home run and had three RBI. Eric Williams hit a two-run home run in a five-run first inning.
Booras struck out seven in the six-inning game and walked two.
Parkway visits Calvary Baptist on Tuesday at 6.
At Airline, Hunter Hollis had three of the Vikings’ four hits, including a triple and double.
Airline dropped to 12-18. West Monroe improved to 16-15.
At Haughton, the Bucs (17-14) got only two hits off Sterlington’s Trey Rugg, who struck out seven and walked one. Lake Lowery and Jathon Patton both doubled.
Sterlington (24-3) is No. 1 in the Class 3A power rankings.
Airline and Haughton face off at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Airline.
NOTE: The above information is based on information on teams’ official GameChanger accounts.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org