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High school softball: Benton, Haughton host first-round games Tuesday

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The Benton Lady Tigers and Haughton Lady Bucs host first-round Class 5A playoffs Tuesday.

Benton (19-9), the No. 15 seed, hosts No. 18 Dutchtown (17-14) at 4 p.m. Haughton, the No. 16 seed, faces No. 17 Southside (17-10) at 5.

Parkway saw it season come to an end Monday. The No. 32 seed Lady Panthers fell to No. 1 Pineville 15-0 in three innings in Pineville. Parkway finished 9-14.

The Haughton-Southside winner plays Pineville (32-2) in the second round.

Airline, the No. 19 seed, upset No. 14 Chalmette 6-4 on the road Saturday. The Lady Vikings (19-12)  are scheduled to play No. 3 Walker (29-4) at 4 Wednesday in the second round, Walker defeated No. 30 Southwood 15-0 in three innings in the first round.

Airline Head Coach Brittany Smith said the game could be pushed to Thursday because of the potential for inclement weather. She said that decision will be made Tuesday evening.

In a Class 1A first-round game Tuesday, No. 20 Plain Dealing visits No. 13 Northwood-Lena at 4.

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