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High school baseball: New head coaches at Parkway, Benton get first wins; Haughton splits doubleheader against West Monroe


New head coaches at Parkway and Benton have picked up their first victories.

Parkway’s “Sham” Gabehart got his Friday as the Panthers defeated Minden 9-6 at Minden.

Benton’s Dane Peavy got his Thursday when the Tigers defeated Pleasant Grove, Texas, 8-2 in the Marshall Maverick Invitational tournament.

Elsewhere, the Haughton Bucs split a doubleheader against 2021 Class 5A semifinalist West Monroe on the road. 

Haughton won the first game 16-0 in five innings. West Monroe won the second 15-5 in six innings.

Bossier fell to North Caddo 22-2 in Jason Blackmon’s debut as head coach.

At Minden, Parkway starter Cade Josting allowed three hits and no runs in four innings. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.

Josting also went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Zach Schoenborn had a single and drew three walks. Colton Smith drove in two runs with a single in his only official at-bat. Tanner Kirkland had two RBI.

Parkway improved to 1-2.

At West Monroe, Haughton’s Ethan Robinson got his first win with the complete game. He allowed two hits, struck out four and walked none.

The Bucs (3-1) got 13 hits.

Joshua Sewell went 3-for-4 with four RBI. Chan Lytle hit a three-run home run and finished with four RBI.

Nick Hensley went 2-for-2. Colin Rains went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.

Jackson Voigt went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Brayden Stovall went 2-for-3.

Sewell, Rains and Roman Tolbert all had two hits in the second game.

The Bucs and Rebels are scheduled to meet again at 1 p.m. Saturday at Haughton.

Benton improved to 1-2 with its victory.

Note: The above report is based on information provided by coaches or on teams’ official GameChanger accounts.

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