The first day of the Nathan George Louisiana Texas Shootout was a split decision.
Haughton defeated Atlanta, Texas 17-7 at Haughton, and Benton fell to Spring Hill, Texas 6-3 at Benton. In the only game matching Louisiana schools in the three-day event, Evangel Christian defeated Parkway 9-2 at Parkway.
Elsewhere, Bossier lost to North Caddo 13-0 at Rusheon in the first of a three-game series. The teams play Friday at North Caddo at 5 p.m. and Saturday at Rusheon at 1.
Haughton scored seven runs in the fifth inning and then ended the game via the run rule with four in the sixth.
The Bucs (1-1) had 17 hits. Peyton Stovall went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and five RBI. Carter Griffin went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI.
Roman Tolbert had a home run and double. Caleb Green had a double, and Carson Gilmore had two RBI.
Hunter Jenkins allowed two hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Spring Hill scored a run in the sixth to break a 3-3 tie with Benton and added two more in the seventh.
Benton (2-1) had six hits, all singles, by six players.
Spring Hill’s Marshall Lipsey went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.
Evangel’s Jake Harvill and Riley Beck combined on a one-hitter against Parkway.
Barrett Newman had Parkway’s lone hit. Christian Vicknair allowed three hits and struck out six in five innings of relief. The Panthers dropped to 1-1.
Evangel’s Nicholas Bedsole went 3-for-4 with three RBI.
The event continues Friday.
Haughton hosts Spring Hill at 4. Parkway hosts Atlanta at 4 and Elysian Fields, Texas, at 7. Evangel hosts Atlanta at 7.
Bossier (1-1) had two hits against North Caddo, including a double by Coleman Beeson.
Airline faces Neville in its season opener at 6 p.m. Friday in Monroe. The teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Monroe.