Benton’s Shaffer pitches second no-hitter of season

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

Benton senior Jordan Shaffer pitched his second no-hitter of the season Friday and the Tigers got a bit of revenge in the process.

Shaffer struck out 11 and walked three in a 4-1 victory over Teurlings Catholic in the Trey Altick Classic in Monroe.

Teurlings, ranked No. 2 in the Class 4A preseason poll, defeated No. 8 Benton 8-6 in the 4A quarterfinals last season.

Shaffer pitched a five-inning no-hitter against Captain Shreve on March 1.

Benton, Haughton and Airline all played in the Altick event in Northeast Louisiana Friday and Saturday. Parkway played in the Minden tournament and Bossier played in the North Caddo tournament.

Here is how each team fared.

Benton — The Tigers (7-1) went 4-0 in the Altick event.

In addition to the win over Teurlings Catholic, Benton defeated University Lab 15-0 and Class 5A No. 7 Destrehan 6-5 Saturday.

The Tigers also defeated Evangel 10-5 Thursday.

Benton broke a 1-1 tie against Teurlings with three runs in the sixth.

Cameron Horton had one of his two doubles in the inning. Tyler Stephens, Josh Scherer and Aaron Sheppard all singled.

Scherer went 2-for-3 in the game, and Aaron Baker had a double.

Benton scored five runs against Destrehan in the top of the fifth after the Wildcats did the same in the bottom of the fourth. The Tigers then pushed across a run in the sixth on Sheppard’s single.

Horton had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs.

Sheppard pitched a five-inning one-hitter against Univeristy. Peyton Leflett went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Shaffer had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Wade Grubbs had two doubles. Baker and Horton had two RBIs each.

Airline — The Vikings (2-6) went 1-3 in the Altick event.

Airline lost to John Curtis 3-1 and Holy Cross 8-2 Friday and Teurlings 9-2 Saturday.

The Vikings defeated Walker 1-0 Thursday.

Peyton Davis allowed just three hits in six innings against Curtis. Chase Rivers and Zachary Beene had a double each.

Airline hurt itself with five errors against Holy Cross. Hayden Waxley allowed two earned runs in five innings. Rivers went 2-for-3.

Cameron Taylor had two hits. Rivers and Andrew Lowe both doubled.

Haughton — The Bucs (5-3) went 3-1 in the Altick event.

Haughton defeated Eunice 4-3 in nine innings Friday and swept Destrehan, 3-2, and Holy Cross 6-0 Saturday.

The Bucs lost to St. Charles 12-0 Thursday.

David Rost singled home Seth Ryan with the winning run in the ninth against Eunice.

Rost went 2-for-4 and pitched six strong innings, allowing four hits. John Tomb, who pitched a perfect eighth and ninth, got the win.

Tomb also had two hits, including a double. Ryan went 3-for-4. Bradley Bockhaus had two hits, and Hunter Golden had a double.

Tanner Sharp hit a two-run homer in the sixth against Destrehan. Keith Ramsey went 5 1-3 innings for the win.

Triston Carmack went 2-for-4 with a double. Sharp and Bockhaus had two hits each. Golden had a double.

Bockhaus pitched a three-hitter against Holy Cross. He also had a double. Tomb went 2-for-3. Ryan drove in two runs.

Parkway — The Panthers (5-3) went 3-1 in the Minden tournament.

Parkway defeated North Webster 6-5 and Lakeside 2-0 Friday and Minden 13-11 Saturday. The Panthers also lost to Natchitoches Central 14-9 Saturday.

Rob Harper had a good Friday, driving home the winning run against North Webster and pitching a two-hitter against Lakeside.

Carson Vaughn allowed just four hits and two earned runs against North Webster. Tyler Schilling went 2-for-3 with two RBIs Dylan Whaley doubled in a run.

Harper struck out seven against Lakeside. Matthew Scotten went 2-for-3 with a double. Austin Averitt had two hits. Demetrius McAtee doubled.

Whaley went 3-for-5 with a double against Natchitoches Central. Peyton Donaldson had two hits.

Averitt went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs against Minden. Donaldson had three hits.

Tyler Schilling had two hits and three RBIs. Kyle Laverdier and Demetrius McAtee had two hits each. Dylan Whaley and Hunter Knowles both doubled.

Bossier — The Bearkats picked up their first win of the season, 17-3, against Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing Friday in the North Caddo event.

Cassel had four hits. Khalil Bolden got the win and also had two hits. Zach McKnight, Ginn had two hits.and two RBIs. Hunter Courtney and Jones all had doubles.