High school softball: Wells pitches one-hitter in Benton’s victory over Byrd


Madison Wells pitched a one-hitter as the Benton Lady Tigers defeated Byrd 12-0 Tuesday in a five-inning game at Byrd.

Wells struck out nine and walked two. Benton improved to 6-3 with its fifth straight win.

Megan Risher went 3-for-4 with a home run,  triple and four RBI. Anna Claire Kratzer had two doubles.

Tayler Gonzalez hit a home run and doubled. Olivia Oliphint smacked a home run and had two RBI.

Laci Hedgepeth and Wells had one double each.

Elsewhere, Parkway fell to University Academy of Central Louisiana 10-0 at Parkway.