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High school baseball: Haughton pounds Northwood for 2-0 start; Parkway suffers tough loss at Evangel

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The Haughton Buccaneers made it two straight victories to start the season Tuesday, defeating Northwood 8-2 at Northwood.

Elsewhere, the Parkway Panthers dropped a tough 2-1 decision to Evangel Christian to fall to 0-2.

Bossier was scheduled to play its first game under new head coach Jason Blackmon at Southwood, but it was postponed. Plain Dealing’s opener at Weston was also postponed.

At Northwood, Haughton sophomore Gary Rondeau got his first win, pitching four scoreless innings with five strikeouts and one walk. Ethan Robinson pitched two perfect innings of relief, striking out four.

Roman Tolbert had two doubles and two RBI. Nick Hensley had two hits.

The Bucs scored one in the top of the second the tacked on six in the third. Jackson Voigt’s three-run home run capped the inning.

Haughton is scheduled to begin a three-game series against 2021 5A semifinalist West Monroe at 6 p.m. Thursday at West Monroe.

The second game is scheduled for Friday at 5 at Haughton. The teams are scheduled return to West Monroe Thursday for the third game at 1.

At Evangel, the host Eagles scored single runs in the first and second innings and that turned out to be enough.

Parkway’s lone run came in the top of the third. Zach Schoenborn’s single scored Tyler Bouillon.

The Panthers had just three hits off Evangel pitchers Jayce Gill and Caleb Lenard.

Schoenborn had two of them. He is 5-of-6 in his first two games.

Parkway starter Sean Waits allowed three hits and one earned run in three innings. He struck out four. Bouillon struck out five and didn’t allow a run in three innings of relief.

The Panthers will try to get in the win column Thursday at St. Frederick.

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