High school baseball: Parkway, Haughton win 1-5A games; Benton gets non-district victory


The Parkway Panthers and Haughton Buccaneers won District 1-5A baseball games Tuesday night.

Parkway routed Southwood 11-1 in five innings at Parkway. Haughton rallied from a 4-0 deficit and defeated Captain Shreve 5-4 in eight innings at Haughton. In the other 1-5A game, Byrd (11-12, 4-0) completed a sweep of Evangel Christian 9-6.

In non-district action, the Benton Tigers downed Natchitoches Central 9-6 at Benton, and the Airline Vikings lost to West Monroe 12-0 in five innings at Airline.

At Parkway, Melvin Fayard pitched a five-inning four-hitter with six strikeouts. Derious Bradford went 3-for-3 with three RBI. Jared Chittom had a triple.

Eric Williams, Parker Stevens and Peyton Lewis had two RBI apiece.

Parkway improved to 12-8 and 2-2 in 1-5A with the sweep of Southwood.

At Haughton, Brennon Bockhaus’ pinch-hit one-out double in the eighth scored the winning run.

Mason Simmons led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on Cade Thompson’s sacrifice bunt.

The Bucs trailed 4-0 after three but scored single runs in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh to send the game into extra innings.

Kobe Jackson led off the seventh with a single and was replaced by courtesy runner Hunter Harlan, who advanced to second on a balk. Jonathan Plant’s single moved Harlan to third. Jathon Patton then hit a grounder to second and Harlan scored on the fielder’s choice.

Cameron Townsend went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jackson, Plant and Simmons all had two hits.

Starter Nick Heckman pitched five innings and allowed just two hits. Jayson Nitz didn’t allow a hit in two innings of relief. Cameron Townsend pitched a scoreless eighth with two strikeouts.

Haughton, which lost the first district game to Shreve 7-6 on Saturday, improved to 10-14 overall and 3-1 in 1-5A. It was the Bucs’ 10th one-run game. They have now won three of them.

Captain Shreve dropped to 7-16 and 1-3.

At Benton, Garrett Hable went 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Tigers (19-6). Kade Scott had two hits and walked twice. Cody Norris hit a solo home run.

Colby Sharp went 4 1/3 innings for the win. Andrew McPherson got the save.

At Airline, West Monroe scored seven runs in the first inning and the Vikings (12-10) couldn’t get anything going offensively.

Josh James had Airline’s lone hit, a double. Ryan Lawhorne, who walked, was the only other Viking to reach base.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com