High school softball: Parkway, Benton open season with wins

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The Parkway Lady Panthers and Benton Lady Tigers won season softball openers Tuesday.

Parkway downed North Webster 10-5 at Parkway. Benton took care of Byrd 16-2 in a five-inning game at Byrd.

At Parkway, Abbie Norcross went 3-for-4 to lead the Lady Panthers. Winning pitcher Allie Hunt, Maecy Ingram and Shelby Newman had two hits apiece. Lauren Jones had two RBI.

At Byrd, Louisiana-Lafayette signee Sarah Koeppen got her season off to a great start. She pitched a five-inning one-hitter with 10 strikeouts. She also went 2-for-3 with four RBI.

Koeppen was the co-MVP on The Press-Tribune’s All-Parish team last season.

Abby Kent went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Anna Claire Kratzer had a double and three RBI. Hallie Saintignan had a double.

NOTE: The above report is based on information on the teams’ official GameChanger accounts.