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High school baseball: Benton completes sweep of Captain Shreve; Parkway gets non-district win

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The Benton Tigers completed a dominating District 1-5A sweep of Captain Shreve with a 10-0 victory in five innings Monday at Benton.

The game was moved up a day because of weather concerns.

Benton won the first game 15-2 Saturday.

The Tigers (16-9-2, 8-2) moved a half-game ahead of Parkway (16-11, 7-2), which defeated St. Mary’s 7-1 in a home non-district game Monday, and Airline (15-9, 7-2) in the district standings.

Parkway and Airline are scheduled to play the second game of their series at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Airline. The Panthers won the first 14-0.

Haughton (18-6, 5-4) is scheduled to complete its series against Southwood (5-20, 0-9) at 6 at Southwood. The Bucs won the first game 10-0.

At Benton, Cade Stewart had a big day. His two-run home run made it 10-0 in the bottom of the fourth.

He also drove in two runs in the bottom of the second.

Sawyer Simmons struck out nine in five innings. He struck out two of the final three batters in the top of the first to get out of a bases-loaded jam.

Bryson Pierce got Benton on the board with an RBI-single in the first. That followed back-to-back singles by Hudson Brignac and Kenner Lauterbach.

Captain Shreve dropped to 11-16 and 4-6.

Benton is scheduled to begin its second-to-last two-game district series at 6 Thursday at home against Airline.

At Parkway, Zach Schoenborn went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI.

Trenton Lape went 2-for-3 with a solo home run. Tanner Kirkland went 2-for-3 with a double.

Cameron Fink went 2-for-4. Barrett Newman had an RBI-triple.

Starter Zachary Clute allowed two hits and struck out five in four innings. Colton Smith gave up three hits and struck out three in two innings.

Note: The above report is based on information provided by coaches or available on teams’ official GameChanger accounts or social media.

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