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High school softball: Airline, Haughton post victories

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With the regular season winding down, the Airline Lady Vikings and Haughton Lady Bucs picked up victories Monday.

Airline defeated Ouachita Christian 10-4 in Monroe, and Haughton edged Florien 7-6 in Florien.

Elsewhere, Benton fell to Calvary Baptist 4-3 at Benton in a game moved up a day because of weather concerns, and Parkway dropped a close one to Converse 10-9 at Parkway.

At Ouachita Christian, Jina Baffuto went 3-for-4 with a triple and home run.

Paris Endris and Paige Marshall both went 2-for-3 with doubles. Pitcher Emily Rachal also went 2-for-3.

Lindsey Marcinkus hit a home run.

Airline improved to 18-11. According to GeauxPreps.com, the Lady Vikings are No. 19 in the Class 5A power ratings. The top 32 in the final ratings qualify for the playoffs with the top 16 hosting first-round games.

Playoff pairings will be announced Thursday.

At Florien, Haughton scored four runs in the top of the seventh to rally for the victory.

Brooklynn Bockhaus went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI. 

Ella Vickers went 2-for-3. Macey Schut hit a two-run home run. Ariana Mathews hit a solo home run.

Laney Dobrow led off the big seventh inning with a double. Schut’s homer cut the lead to one. Bockhaus’ two-out homer gave the Lady Bucs the lead.

Dixie Williams didn’t allow a hit, struck out seven and issued only one walk in 4 1/3 innings of relief.

Haughton is No. 16 in the 5A power ratings. The Lady Bucs are scheduled to close the regular season at Ruston Wednesday.

At Benton, six Lady Tigers accounted for the team’s six hits. 

Marissa Schoth had a two-RBI triple in Benton’s three-run third. Calvary Baptist scored three in the top of the inning to take a 4-0 lead.

Neither team scored in the final four innings. The Lady Tigers left runners stranded at second and third in the bottom of the fifth.

Ava Defee went the distance. She allowed five hits, struck out 10 and walked two.

It was the third meeting between the teams this season. Benton won the first two.

The Lady Tigers (19-9) are scheduled to close the regular season Wednesday at North Webster. According to GeauxPreps.com, Benton is No. 15 in the power ratings.

Calvary Baptist finished the regular season 20-12. The Lady Cavs are No. 1 in the Division IV power ratings.

Parkway (9-12) is No. 37 in the 5A power ratings.

Note: The above report is based on information provided by coaches or available on teams’ official GameChanger accounts.

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