The Greenacres Lady Mustangs, Benton Lady Tigers and Haughton Lady Bucs notched district softball wins Thursday at Tinsley Park.
Greenacres defeated Cope in a game that went to an extra inning and Rusheon 15-7. Benton fell to Haughton 12-2 and then came back and defeated Elm Grove 13-4.
Greenacres scored six runs in the first against Cope, but the Lady Cougars answered with six in the second to tie it. Since the time limit had expired, the teams played an extra inning to decide it.
Greenacres’ Hope Rodriguez led off with a single. Kaitlyn Medaries advanced Rodriguez into scoring position. Jina Baffuto doubled, scoring Rodriguez for the win.
Scorers were Baffuto, Allison Watson, Laura Lee Mayfield, Morgan Kunath, Alani Hogan, Genavieve Howard and Rodriguez.
Baffuto and Gabby Miglietta scored three runs each against Rusheon. Watson, Kunath and Hogan scored two runs apiece. Aubry Hollis, Tonuary Robinson and Jada Faultry all scored a run.
Kunath struck out 13 in the two games.
Benton’s Tayler Gonzalez went 2-for-3 against Haughton. Second baseman Harlie Erickson, shortstop Emily Angelo and outfielder Peyton Anderson were cited for their defensive play.
Gonzalez struck out eight with just one walk against Elm Grove. Catcher Colleen Stewart caught both games and had another solid effort.
Abby Moore scored three runs and had multiple stolen bases. Allie Maranto had a solid game at second and at the plate.
Macie Nance played well in both games.
Haughton is going for its seventh straight district championship.
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— Staff Reports