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High school softball: (Updated) Airline, Benton pick up wins in tournaments


The Airline Lady Vikings and Benton Lady Tigers won games in the Sulphur tournament Friday and Saturday.

Airline defeated St. Joseph’s Academy 16-1 Friday and Slidell 10-1 Saturday. The Lady Vikings also lost to Hahnville 8-2 Saturday.

Benton downed Buckeye 8-4 Friday. The Lady Tigers defeated St. Louis Catholic 3-2 and Oberlin 4-2 Saturday.

Also at Sulphur, Parkway lost to Walker 6-2 Friday. The Lady Panthers fell to Destrehan 3-1 and St. Jospeh’s Academy 2-0 on Saturday.

Brooklyn Brandon went 3-for-3 in Airline’s four-inning win over St. Joseph’s. Kourtnee White went 2-for-2 with a double and four RBI.

Caroline Easom had two hits, including a double. Jessica Grubbs went 2-for-2. Jessica Baffuto had two hits and two RBI. Lexi Gray had a double and two RBI.

Grubbs allowed three hits and struck out six with no walks.

Easom went 5-for-5 with a double against Slidell. Baffuto went 3-for-4. Gray hit a three-run homer. Makenzie Chaffin and Maddie Ennis each had a single and double.

Brandon went 2-for-4 with two RBI. White had a double and three RBI.

Raelin Chaffin struck out 16 in seven innings. She didn’t allow a hit and walked only one.

The Lady Vikings fell victim to one bad inning against Hahnville. The Lady Tigers had seven of their 11 hits and scored six runs in the sixth.

Ennis went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Makenzie Chaffin had a double.

It was Hahnville’s 14th straight victory after an 0-2 start. Airline is 15-2.

Benton scored five runs in the seventh to rally past Buckeye.

Madi Simms went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Emily Angelo also had three hits, including a double.

Kayla Vo went 2-for-3. Pitcher Ashley Hunter had two hits, including a double. Madison Wells had a double and two RBI. Taylor Jones and Anna Claire Kratzer each had doubles.

Jones, Hunter and Kratzer had consecutive doubles in the seventh. Angelo and Vo both singled.

Hunter scattered seven hits against St. Louis, allowing one earned run and striking out five.

Angelo went 2-for-4, and Kratzer had a double..

Benton scored a run in the top of the seventh to take a 3-1 lead. Kratzer walked, stole second and third, and then scored on an error.

Jones went 3-for-3 with a double against Oberlin. Angelo had two hits.

Kratzer smacked a two-run homer in the third. Rylie Roberson doubled. Olivia Oliphint drove in a run.

Wells pitched a four-hitter as Benton improved to 9-7.

Parkway’s Abbie Norcross went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI against Walker.

Allie Hunt allowed just four hits against Destrehan. Faith Ingles and Maecy Ingram had two of Parkway’s three hits, both doubles.

Hunt allowed five hits and struck out eight against St. Joseph’s.

NOTE: The above report is based on information on teams’ official GameChanger accounts.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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