The Parkway Panthers continued their strong start with a 7-3 victory over Welsh on Thursday in the Sulphur/Sam Houston tournament.
Also in the Sulphur/Sam Houston tournament, Airline fell to Dutchtown 4-1. In the West Monroe tournament, Haughton lost to Ruston 10-2 and Benton lost to Neville 5-4 in eight innings.
Play in both tournaments continues Friday and Saturday.
Derious Bradford went 3-for-4 as seven Parkway players combined for 12 hits against Welsh (8-4).
Eric Williams went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI. Peyton Lewis had two hits, including a home run. Caleb Reese went 2-for-4 with a double. Amani Larry had two hits.
Parkway improved to 13-1.
Will Tynes smacked a home run for Airline’s lone run against Dutchtown. Steve Lutterman had a double.
Jerry Couch allowed four hits and struck out six in 5 1/3 innings. The Vikings fell to 5-9.
Haughton’s Cameron Townsend went 2-for-3 against Ruston. Nick Heckman tripled, and CJ McWilliams doubled.
The Bucs fell to 7-8.
Neville scored two runs in the bottom of the first extra inning against Benton after Cody Norris’ RBI-single gave Benton a 4-3 lead in the top of the inning.
Neville also scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings tied at 3.
Cole Horton went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs. Peyton Long had a double.
Benton fell to 8-7.
NOTE: The above report is based on information on teams’ official GameChanger account or received from coaches.
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