Softball: Airline extends winning streak to 10

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Airline Lady Vikings are starting to show a flair for the dramatic.

The Lady Vikings scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Parkway Lady Panthers 5-4 in a District 1-5A game Monday at Airline.

Last week, Airline scored five runs in the final inning to defeat Byrd 5-4.

Airline (13-5, 3-0) extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 23-6 victory over Caddo Magnet Tuesday. Parkway, the defending district champ, dropped to 10-12 overall and 0-2 in district.

Miranda Young led off the bottom of the seventh against Parkway with a double. She was replaced by courtesy runner Hannah Brooks at second.

Brooks advanced to third on Ashley Salinas’ sacrifice and scored on Bailey Turbeville’s groundball to second.

Parkway got off to a good start, scoring a couple of runs with two outs in the first inning thanks to Haydn Parker’s single and a couple of Airline errors.

Airline answered with a run in the bottom of the inning.

Carly McIntosh, who went 4-for-4, tripled to left field and scored on a fielder’s choice.

The Lady Panthers increased the lead to 3-1 in the third. Rebecca Lynch singled, moved to second on Kendall Lewis’ sacrifice and scored on an error.

Airline took the lead with three in the third. Katie Smith drove in two runs with a double to center field and scored on Young’s single.

Parkway tied it in the fourth on Mary Kate Bozeman’s single that scored Lynch.

Smith and Young had two hits each. Bozeman and Parker also had two hits each for Parkway. Carol Cash had a double.

Kayla Ranit, who allowed six hits, was the winning pitcher.

Elsewhere Monday, Haughton routed Caddo Magnet 14-4.

Haley Krumpelbeck went 4-for-4 with four RBIs for the Lady Bucs. Savannah O’Neal had three hits, including a double.

Anna Dies, Brooke Payton and Kirsten Martin had two hits apiece.

Haley Miller got the win in the five-inning game.

Haughton (11-7, 2-1) fell to Byrd in a District 1-5A game Tuesday at Haughton.