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High school baseball: Parish teams go 4-0 against non-parish teams in 1-5A games


Bossier Parish teams went 4-0 against non-parish team in District 1-5A games Saturday afternoon.

Airline defeated Byrd 11-2 at Byrd’s field at LSUS, Benton dropped Southwood 13-3 at Southwood, Parkway topped Captain Shreve 6-3 at Parkway and Haughton downed Natchitoches Central 11-1 at Haughton.

Airline (8-7, 2-0) is the only team without a district loss. Haughton (15-3, 2-1), Benton (10-8-2, 2-1) and Parkway (9-10, 2-1) are tied for second. They are followed by Natchitoches Central (10-7, 1-1), Byrd (10-7, 1-2), Captain Shreve (6-12, 0-2) and Southwood (4-14, 0-2).

At Parkway, Tyler Bouillion went five innings for the win, allowing six hits and no earned runs. He struck out four and walked three. Cade Josting allowed just one hit over the final two innings and struck out three.

Tanner Kirkland went 2-for-2 and drew a walk. Trenton Lape went 2-for-4 with a triple. Zachary Clute had two RBI.

The Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. 

Lape and Zach Schoenborn had singles. A Thetford’s sacrifice fly scored the first run. Clute drove in two runs with a two-out single.

The Gators cut the lead to one in the top of the third and could have had more, loading the bases with one out.

But Bouillion got a strikeout and popout to end the threat.

The Panthers tacked on a run in the bottom of the inning. Josting led off with a walk, stole second and scored on a passed ball with two outs.

Parkway extended the lead to 6-1 in the fifth. Schoenborn’s sacrifice fly scored Lape, who reached on an error. Kirkland, who singled with one out, scored on a passed ball with two away.

Shreve put two on the board in the fifth before Bouillion shut the door with a strikeout.

The teams are scheduled to complete the series at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Shreve.

At Haughton, Austin Anderson went 4-for-4 with three RBI and improved his record on the mound to 6-0 in the five-inning game.

Anderson struck out five and walked none in four innings.

Roman Tolbert and Jackson Voigt had two RBI each. Connor Blank had a double.

After the Chiefs took a 1-0 lead in the first, the Bucs blew the game open with four in the second and six in the third.

Five of the runs in the third were scored with two outs. Anderson led off with a double. Voigt singled with one out.

The Bucs also took advantage of three walks and two hit-by-pitches. Colin Rains had an RBI-single. Anderson also had the final hit of the inning, a single that scored Rains.

The teams are scheduled to finish the series at 6 Tuesday at Natchitoches Central.

At LSUS, Airline’s Caleb Hemmings allowed just four hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked one.

The Vikings had 11 hits. Keegan Lehr went 3-for-4 with three RBI.

Matthew Scripture went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Mason Morgan went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Triston Hargrave went 2-for-3. Hemmings had two RBI.

After Byrd took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second, the Vikings answered with two in the third.

Airline then erupted for seven in the fourth. All seven came with two outs.

Scripture’s two-run home run got the rally going. Clayton Brandon and Lehr singled and Morgan doubled. The Vikings also took advantage of three walks.

The teams are scheduled to complete the series Tuesday at Airline.

At Southwood, Josh Sanchez, Cale Latimer, Cole Weir and Bryson Pierce all drove in runs for the Tigers in the six-inning game, per Benton social media.

The Tigers took control early, scoring five in each of the first two innings.

The teams are scheduled to complete the series at 6 Tuesday at Benton.

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

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