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High school softball: Benton improves to 3-0 with rout of Converse; Haughton picks up first victory

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The Benton Lady Tigers ran their record to 3-0, and the Haughton Lady Bucs picked up their first win Tuesday.

Benton defeated Converse 10-0 in six innings at Converse, and Haughton downed West Ouachita 9-6 in a six-inning game at West Ouachita.

At Converse, Ava Defee pitched a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts and only two walks.

Olivia Burns went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI. Piper Stephens went 3-for-4 with a triple, home run and three RBI.

Sophia Livers went 2-for-4.

All three of Benton’s victories have been run-rule games.

The Lady Tigers are scheduled to play in the Northwood tournament Friday and Saturday.

At West Ouachita, the Lady Bucs rallied from a 4-0 deficit with three runs in the top of the fifth and six in the sixth.

Chloe Stanfield went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI. Brooklynn Bockhaus went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.

Sara White went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Averi Phillips went 2-for-2 with a double. She also drew two walks.

White and Bockhaus both hit their home runs in the sixth, and both were two-run shots. Stanfield’s second double brought in two runs and gave Haughton a 5-4 lead.

Macey Schut pitched the first two innings and allowed two earned runs. Dixie Williams pitched the final four and also gave up just two runs.

Haughton improved to 1-3. The Lady Bucs are scheduled to play in the Sterlington tournament Friday and Saturday.

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