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High school softball week in review

Louisiana Tech signee Anna Dies led the Haughton Lady Bucs to a 4-1 victory over the Airline Lady Vikings in the District 1-5A opener for both teams Saturday at Airline.
Dies had all four of Haughton’s hits, including two doubles and a home run. On the mound, she allowed five hits and struck out 11. Two of the hits came in the bottom of the seventh as Airline tried to rally. But Dies got a flyout to end the game.
Airline got a solid pitching performance from Hannah Hutson. Layne Elledge had an RBI.
Here is how the parish’s other team fared last week.

Benton: The Lady Tigers went 3-0 in the Ruston tournament, defeating Union Parish 16-1, Choudrant 3-2 and Castor 10-5.
Mackenzie Stewart and Sarah Koeppen combined for a four-inning no-hitter against Union Parish.
Chelsea Rangel went 2-for-3 with a triple. Samantha Maranto, Hallie Saintignan, Abi Cole and Brittney Ulmer all had two hits. Savannah Collo, Yancey Cox, Mackenzie McEntee and Saintignan had doubles.
Koeppen pitched a four-hitter with six strikeouts against Choudrant. She also had two hits. Saintignan went 3-for-3. Cox had two hits and two RBI. Cole had a double. Seven Lady Tigers had hits against Castor. McEntee drove in three runs.

Parkway: The Lady Panthers lost three games in the Cenla Classic, falling to Tioga, Jena and Florien.
Tioga scored six runs in the seventh inning to pull out a 7-5 win. Rebecca Lynch went 3-for-3 and Alexis Rayborn had a three-run homer for Parkway. Samantha Guile struck out 11 in 6 2/3 innings.
Kelsey Gallman had two hits, including a double, against Jena. Mary Kate Bozeman also had two hits.
Rayborn went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI against defending Cass B state champ Florien.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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