High school softball: Parish teams have tough day in Monroe event


Airline, Benton and Haughton lost games against tough opponents in the Ouachita Parish tournament in Monroe on Friday.

The Lady Vikings fell to undefeated Ouachita Parish 11-1, Haughton lost to Pineville 12-0 and Benton dropped a 6-4 decision to Cedar Creek.

Benton (6-6) scored three runs in the top of the sixth to cut a four-run Cedar Creek lead to one, but the Lady Cougars added a run in the bottom of the inning.

Makenzie Chaffin went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Abby Kent had two hits. Hallie Saintignan doubled.

Cedar Creek, which won its sixth in a row, reached the semifinals of the Class 1A playoffs last season.

Haughton (5-8) had only three hits against Pineville, a Class 5A quarterfinalist last season.

Airline (9-4) had a three-game winning streak snapped. Ouachita Parish, a Class 5A semifinalist last season, improved to 15-0.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com