Softball: Airline knocks off defending 3A champ

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Airline Lady Vikings defeated defending Class 3A state champion Brusly 15-4 in the Brusly tournament Saturday.

Parkway and Haughton picked up wins in the North DeSoto and Shreve tournaments, respectively. Benton had success in the Northwood tournament.

Here is how each team fared.

Airline — The Lady Vikings went 2-1 against stiff competition in the Brusly event.

Already up 7-4, Airline scored eight runs in the seventh inning to turn the Brusly game into a rout. Brusly lost only two games all of last season.

The Lady Vikings (2-3) then lost 1-0 to 2013 Class 4A state runner-up Teurlings Catholic. Airline picked up its first win of the season Friday night, 6-4, over Barbe.

Mary Macaulay went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBIs against Brusly.

Carly McIntosh, Lindsay Fronzaglio, Katie Smith, Ashley Salinas and Madison Rowland all had two hits. Smith had a double and two RBIs. Miranda Young also had a double. Kayla Ranit was the winning pitcher.

Teurlings Catholic’s Summer Ellyson, a Class 4A All-State selection last season, struck out 17 in the 1-0 game. Young had Airline’s lone hit.

Young and Smith both had two hits, including a double each, in the win over Barbe. Jamie Roberts scattered seven hits to get the win.

Parkway — The Lady Panthers went 2-1 in the North DeSoto event.

Parkway (3-3) swept Loyola, 11-1, and Texas High, 5-3, Saturday, and lost to North Webster 3-2 Saturday.

Kelsey Gallman and Mary Kate Bozeman had three hits each against Loyola. Miranda Scotten and Kaytlyn Guerrero had two.

Bozeman, Guerrero, Scotten and Haydn Parker all had doubles. Scotten and Guerrero had two RBIs each.

Carol Cash and Samantha Guile gave up five hits combined.

Guile scattered seven hits and struck out four in the win over Texas High.

Parker hit a home run and Scotten had two RBIs.

Bozeman went 3-for-4 with a home run against North Webster. Parker had two hits, including a double.

Haughton — The Lady Bucs went 2-1 in the Shreve event.

Haughton (4-2) split games Saturday, blanking Evangel 7-0 and falling to Captain Shreve 2-1. The Lady Bucs defeated Buckeye 5-1 Friday.

Anna Dies pitched a four-hitter with 16 strikeouts against Buckeye. She also had two hits.

Brooke Payton had two doubles. Lacey Dodson had two hits, and Natalie Smith had a double.

Payton went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs against Evangel. Jessica Blank, Kirsten Martin and Dies had two hits apiece. Savannah O’Neal tripled. Dies allowed four hits and struck out seven.

Benton — The Lady Tigers went 2-1 in the Northwood tournament.

Benton (5-1) lost to Alexandria Senior High 5-4 in eight innings Friday. The Lady Tigers swept Grant, 10-2, and Castor, 10-0, Saturday.

Abi Cole went 3-for-4 against ASH.

Savannaho Collo went 2-for-3 with a home run against Grant. Winning pitcher Gabby Kespelher had two hits.

Sarah Koeppen pitched a two-hitter against Castor and had two hits. She also hit a home run against Grant.

Collo went 3-for-4. Brittany Craig and Chelsea Rangel had two hits each.