High school baseball: Benton, Haughton win


The Benton Tigers rolled past the Huntington Raiders 19-0 in a District 1-4A game Tuesday at Benton.

In a non-district game at Haughton, the host Bucs downed Neville 6-2.

In another District 1-4A game, Bossier fell to North DeSoto 10-0 at North DeSoto.

At Benton, Turner Toms, Andrew McPherson, Carson Barnette, Drew Haynes and Kade Bailey pitched one perfect inning each and combined for 13 strikeouts in the five inning game.

Sixteen Tigers made plate appearances and 11 had hits.

Sam Simmons went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Cameron Ross went 2-for-2. Connor Smith had a triple. Coleman Nerren and Hal Gatti had doubles.

Gatti, Will Hine, Colby Sharp, Kade Scott and Cade Paddy all had two RBI.

Benton (14-4, 6-0) extended its winning streak to eight. The Tigers face Ruston on the first day of the West Monroe tournament Thursday.

At Haughton, Jathon Patton went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the Bucs’ win. Sam Herren had two hits. Jonathan Plant had a double.

Austin Clemmens allowed just two hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings and struck out seven. Jayson Nitz and Nick Heckman each pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief.

Haughton (7-8) faces Ouachita Parish on the first day of the West Monroe tournament Thursday.

At North DeSoto, Kevin Bonapart had two hits in Bossier’s loss. The Bearkats dropped to 7-9 overall and 0-4 in district.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com