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High school baseball: Airline, Parkway get strong pitching performances in Altick tournament victories; Bossier wins 1-3A opener


Airline and Parkway won games in the Trey Altick tournament Friday.

Airline defeated John Curtis Christian 11-3 and Parkway edged Walker 1-0. Also in the Altick tournament, Benton fell to Brandon, Miss., 12-9.

Bossier opened District 1-3A play with an 11-1 victory over Mansfield at its home field at Rusheon Middle School.

Providence Classical Academy defeated Riverdale 10-0 in its first home game.

Bryson Connell, Seth Gander and Hayden Lope all had two hits against John Curtis as Airline improved to 4-2.

Connell had a double and two RBI. Lope had two RBI.

Will Tynes had a double and two RBI. Hunter Whiteside also had a double.

Connell pitched a complete game, allowing six hits and no earned runs while striking out six.

Drake Fontenot pitched a complete game in Parkway’s victory. He allowed five hits, walked only one and struck out eight.

Trenton DeFatta went 2-for-3. Parkway improved to 5-2.

Benton rallied from a 7-0 first-inning deficit against Brandon. The Tigers scored six in the top of the fifth to take a 9-8 lead. But Brandon regained the lead with four in the bottom of the sixth.

Tanner Timms went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI. Jack Walters went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Austin Berry had two hits.

Clint Lasiter hit a two-run home run. Cade Paddy had a double.

Benton, which had a four-game winning streak snapped, dropped to 6-2.

At Rusheon, Coleman Beeson and Andre Green had two hits and three RBI each. One of Beeson’s hits was a double.

Beeson and Jackson Kennedy combined on a five-inning three-hitter. Beeson struck out six and Kennedy three.

The Bearkats evened their overall record at 3-3.

Cameron Duke pitched a five-inning no-hitter in Providence’s victory. He struck out 14 and walked four. Cameron

Duke also had two hits and drove in two runs. Grant Gordon, Taft Prince and Cedric Donald all had hits.

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