Middle school softball: Benton, Elm Grove, Cope post district victories


The Benton Lady Tigers, Elm Grove Lady Eagles and Cope Lady Cougars posted middle school district softball victories Monday at Tinsley Park.

Benton defeated Rusheon 11-0 and Cope 10-0. Elm Grove defeated Greenacres 11-8 and lost to Cope 10-0.

Benton’s Tayler Gonzalez pitched a no-hitter against Rusheon. Kennedy LaPierre, Amanda Crabtree and Allie Maranto hit the ball well.

Macie Nance pitched a no-hitter against Cope.

Laci Hedgepeth went 3-for-3. Nance, Gonzalez and Megan Risher all had two hits.

Colleen Stewart, who caught both games, played well defensively along with Risher at first base.

Elm Grove’s Sh’Diamon McKnight, a three-sport standout, hi a grand slam home run against Greenacres.

NOTE: The above report is based on information provided by coaches. Email scores and game information to rhedges@bossierpress.com.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com