High school softball: Airline, Benton keep winning streaks alive

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The Airline Lady Vikings and Benton Lady Tigers kept winning streaks alive Thursday with home victories.

Airline defeated Holy Savior Menard, last year’s Division III runner-up, 4-1. Benton routed D’Arbonne Woods 17-2 in three innings.

At Airline, Raelin Chaffin pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks.

Caroline Easom went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI. Jina Baffuto also had two hits.

Lexi Gray had a double. Jessica Grubbs drew three walks.

Airline scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning, overcoming a 1-0 deficit.

The Lady Vikings (9-2) extended their winning streak to seven.

At Benton, Sophia Livers went 3-for-4 with two doubles. Olivia Oliphint went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and five RBI.

Laci Hedgepeth went 2-for-2 with a double. Tayler Gonzalez smacked a home run. Anna Claire Kratzer and Kennedy LaPierre had one double each.

Madison Wells got the win.

Benton, which has won six in a row, improved to 7-3.

Airline and Benton are both scheduled to play in the Ouachita Parish tournament Friday and Saturday.