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High school softball: Airline snaps Benton’s winning streak

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The Airline Lady Vikings snapped the Benton Lady Tigers six-game winning streak with an 11-5 victory Thursday evening at Benton.

Airline improved to 7-4 overall and 1-1 in district. Benton dropped to 9-2 and 1-1.

Airline’s Paige Marshall had two triples and five RBI. Jina Baffuto had two doubles.

Elena Heng went 2-for-3. Lindsey Marcinkus and Natalie Sutton both went 2-for-4.

Freshman Aleena Duran went the distance. She struck out 13 and walked only one.

Benton’s Christina Gegg went 2-for-4. Piper Stephens had two RBI. Megan Risher had a double.

Airline led 5-2 after five then scored five in the top of the sixth. 

Sutton and Baffuto both singled in the inning. Heng and Paris Endris drew walks.

Marshall’s bases-loaded triple with one out gave the Lady Vikings a 9-2 lead. Emily Rachal scored Marshall with a groundout.

Airline returns to action Tuesday against Parkway at home.

Benton is scheduled to play in the Brusly tournament Friday and Saturday.

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