The Benton Tigers and Bossier Bearkats won District 1-4A games Wednesday.
Benton downed Minden 5-3 at Benton, and Bossier topped Huntington 12-9 at Huntington.
At Benton, Peyton Long and Cole Horton had two hits each to lead the Tigers. Long went 2-for-3 with a solo home run. Horton also went 2-for-3 with a double.
Clint Lasiter hit a solo home run. Garrett Hable had a double.
Starter Andrew McPherson allowed three hits in six innings, struck out 10 and walked two.
Benton improved to 18-10 overall and 7-1 in 1-4A. Minden dropped to 16-8 and 6-2.
At Huntington, Jamaal Brooks led Bossier, going 2-for-4 with two RBI. Rangel Miller had two RBI. Durrell May, Devin Snipes, Kaleb Harlow and Jon Mikal Robertson all had hits.
Bossier improved to 5-16 overall and 2-6 in district.
NOTE: The above report is based on the teams’ official GameChanger accounts.
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