Softball: Haughton downs Airline; Parkway picks up two wins

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Haughton Lady Bucs improved to 2-0 in District 1-5A with a 6-1 victory over parish rival Airline Thursday at Airline.

Elsewhere, the Parkway Lady Panthers improved to 5-3 overall with an 8-5 victory over Ouachita Christian.

At Airline, Haughton’s Anna Dies limited the Lady Vikings to six hits and struck out six.

Airline pitchers Jamie Roberts and Kayla Ranit also combined to allow only six hits.

The Lady Bucs played opportunistic softball to build a 5-1 lead after three innings and Dies made it stand up.

Natalie Smith led Haughton with two hits, including a double, and two RBIs.

Ashley Salinas led Airline at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a triple. Katie Smith also had two hits.

At Parkway, Mary Kate Bozeman went 4-for-4, and Haydn Parker had a home run, double and two RBIs to lead the Lady Panthers to the non-district win.

Kaitlyn Alford had two hits, including a double. Carol Cash also had two hits. Rebecca Lynch and Brittany Bryant had doubles.

Samantha Guile struck out 10.

On Wednesday, Airline opened District 1-5A play with a 10-7 victory over Captain Shreve.

Cheyanne Hutchins led the Lady Vikings (3-4, 1-1) at the plate, going 3-for-4.

Miranda Young had two hits with a double and two RBIs. Mary Macaulay had a triple. Smith and Salinas had two RBIs each.

Ranit was the winning pitcher.

Parkway pounded out 14 hits in a 9-3 non-district win over North DeSoto.

Cash had two doubles. Kelsey Gallman, Parker, Bryant, Bozeman and Miranda Scotten all had doubles.

Benton (5-2) fell to Neville 14-6 in Monroe.

Brittany Craig, Abi Cole, Savannah Collo, Alyssa Malone and Taylor Thompson all had two hits. Yancey Cox had a double.