High school baseball: Airline, Benton, Parkway post victories in local tournaments

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The Airline Vikings, Parkway Panthers and Benton Tigers won games in local tournaments Friday.

Airline defeated Loyola College Prep 9-1 at Airline in the Airline Jason Bland Memorial Tournament.

Benton defeated Carthage, Texas, 9-7 and lost to New Diana, Texas, 6-1 at Benton in the Tri-State Tournament. Parkway rallied past New Diana 8-7 at Parkway.

At Airline, the Vikings broke a 1-1 tie with six runs in the bottom of the sixth highlighted by Will Tynes’ three-run homer. 

Airline pitchers Kyle Elledge, Braden Thompson and Brandon Wendrock combined on a no-hitter. 

Elledge started and struck out six in 4 2/3 innings. Thompson pitched 1 1/3 innings. Wendrock got the final three outs, striking out two.

Seth Gander went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Cole Broadway went 2-for-4.

Carson Carey and Bryson Connell had doubles.

Airline (7-4) hosts Ruston at 2 p.m. Saturday. Loyola faces DeRidder in the first game at Airline at 10 a.m. Haughton (7-3) hosts Loyola at 2.

At Benton, the Tigers had nine hits and drew eight walks in the win over Carthage.

Tanner Timms went 2-for-2 with a double. Cade Scott went 2-for-4 with a double. Five other Tigers had hits. 

Dane Stearns went six innings for the win. Scott didn’t allow a hit In the seventh for the save.

New Diana’s Austin Green pitched a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts and only one walk in the second game. He also had a home run, double and four RBI.

Scott had a double. Benton (10-4) will get another shot at New Diana at 11 a.m. Saturday.

At Parkway, the Panthers scored five with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to rally past New Diana.

Leadoff batter Christian Vicknair was hit by a pitch and replaced by courtesy runner Trenton Lape, who advanced to second on a Hayden Knotts’ groundout.

After Trenton DeFatta lined out, Peyton Lewis homered to make it 7-5.

Brady Norcross singled and stole second. Gabe Larry brought Norcross home with a single, making it a one-run game.

Barrett Newman walked. Brandon Levy’s single to left scored Larry. Newman hustled home on the throw, scoring the winning run.

Lewis, Norcross, Larry, Levy and Zach Schoenborn had two hits apiece. Lewis, Larry and Levy all had two RBI.

Parkway (8-3) is scheduled to host Nashville, Ark., at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday’s games will be the final ones until at least April 13. Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered all public K-12 schools closed until then Friday.

In a statement, Bossier Schools said all school events, including spring sports and practices, have been canceled until April 13