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High school baseball: Haughton wins opener; three other parish teams fall

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The Haughton Bucs won their season opener Monday, defeating Alexandria 8-1 at Northwestern State’s Brown-Stroud Field.

The news wasn’t as good for other parish teams.

Parkway fell to Calvary Baptist 4-1 at Parkway in Jay Shamblyn “Sham” Gabehart’s debut as head coach.

Benton lost to Evangel Christian 5-0 in Dane Peavy’s first game as head coach.

Airline dropped an 8-2 decision to 2021 Class 5A semifinalist West Monroe at Louisiana Tech’s J.C. Love Field at  Pat Patterson Park.

At NSU, Austin Anderson got the win, striking out 11 and walking only one in six innings.

Colin Rains and Connor Blank both went 2-for-4 with one RBI each.

The Bucs led 2-0 after five innings and then broke the game open with six in the top of the sixth.

At Parkway, a ceremony dedicating and naming the stadium Ronnie Coker Field was held before the game.

The Panthers then got on the board quickly when leadoff hitter Zach Schoenborn smacked a home run over the center field fence in the bottom of the first.

Parkway got three straight singles in the third but was not able to score. Shawn Driggers doubled with one out in the fourth but  the Panthers couldn’t bring him around. 

Schoenborn had a good start to the season, going 3-for-4.

Parkway starter Brandon Levy pitched a solid four innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs while striking out five.

Cade Josting allowed two hits and no earned runs in three innings of relief. 

Calvary starter Drew Bickham allowed six hits and struck out seven in five innings. He also had two hits.

The Panthers hurt themselves with several errors.

At West Monroe, Airline got just four hits off five West Monroe pitchers.

The Rebels scored four in the bottom of the second. The Vikings answered with two in the top of the third. West Monroe tacked on two more in the bottom of the inning.

At Evangel, the Eagles broke a scoreless tie with one run in the bottom of the fourth and then added four more in the fifth.

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