The Airline Lady Vikings and Haughton Lady Bucs posted victories in the Ouachita Parish tournament on Saturday.
Airline defeated Ouachita Christian 17-6, and Haughton downed Weston 11-7.
Benton lost a couple of one-run games. The Lady Tigers fell just short of upsetting 2016 Class 5A semifinalist and undefeated Ouachita Parish, falling 11-10 after rallying with four runs in the seventh inning. Benton also lost to Sterlington 5-4 in a game shortened to four innings because of rain.
Caroline Easom went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Airline’s win over OCS. Kourtnee White went 4-for-4 with two RBI.
Maddie Ennis had three hits, including a double, and two RBI. Jessica Grubbs had two hits and two RBI. She also pitched six innings.
Patty Pettway and Lexi Gray had two hits each. Hannah Hutson had a double.
Airline and West Ouachita were tied at 2 in the second inning when the game was called because of rain. Ennis hit a two-run homer in the first.
The Lady Vikings (10-4) host Parkway in District 1-5A game on Tuesday. Airline leads the district at 5-0.
McKayla Burkart went 4-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in Haughton’s win over Weston.
Savannah Salley went 3-for-4 with a double. Pitcher Leah Hopson had two hits, including a double, and two RBI. Shelby Hensley went 2-for-3 with a double. Hannah Borah had a double and two RBI.
Sidney Arnold and Reanne Crumpler had one double each.
Haughton also lost to University 12-5 Saturday. Hensley hit a home run and doubled. Borah went 2-for-4. Burkart had a double.
Haughton (6-9) hosts North Webster in a non-district game Monday and faces Southwood in a District 1-5A game at home Tuesday.
Hallie Saintignan went 4-for-5 with a double in Benton’s loss to Ouachita Parish, which improved to 16-0.
Sarah Koeppen had two hits, including a double, and three RBI. Abby Kent had two hits, including a double, and four RBI. Anna Claire Kratzer and Brittany Ulmer had two hits each.
Kaylo Vo had a solid performance on the mound in relief, allowing five hits in five innings.
Kratzer had an RBI-double against Sterlington. Makenzie Chaffin, Taylor Jones, Kent and Macey Bridges had hits.
Benton (6-8) visits two-time defending state champion North DeSoto (12-2) in a District 1-4A game Tuesday.
Bossier lost to Booker T. Washington 13-12 at BTW. Haley Femia and Marraina Howard had two hits each. Mikayla Miller and Chaye Granger had doubles.
NOTE: The above report is based on information of teams’ official GameChanger accounts or coaches’ reports.
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