Softball: Parkway stays undefeated in 1-5A; Airline, Benton fall

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The Parkway Lady Panthers stayed undefeated in District 1-5A with a 6-2 victory over Captain Shreve Tuesday at Parkway.

Elsewhere in 1-5A, the Airline Lady Vikings fell to the Byrd Lady Jackets 9-6 in 10 innings at Airline, and the Benton Lady Tigers dropped a 12-0 District 1-4A decision to North DeSoto at Benton.

At Parkway, the Lady Panthers (9-7, 4-0) ended a two-game slide after winning seven straight. Kelsey Gallman went 2-for-3 with a double. Mary Kate Bozeman also had two hits. Lindsey Hutcheson tripled.

Samantha Guile allowed five hits for the win.

At Airline, the Lady Vikings (3-11, 1-5) scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game in extra innings tied at 6. Airline had a chance to win it in the ninth but left a runner at third.

Hannah Hutson pitched all 10 innings for the Lady Vikings. Kaitlyn Walker went 3-for-6 with a double. Kelci Johnson had two hits, including a home run. Hannah Brooks had two hits, including a double. Brittany Nelson and Kaylee Adams also had two hits each. Olivia Broussard had a double.

At Benton, the Lady Tigers ran up against one of the state’s top pitchers in North DeSoto’s EC Delafield, who allowed just two hits. Delafield was a Class 2A All-State selection last season. Hallie Saintignan and Abi Cole had Benton’s hits, both singles.

The Lady Tigers (8-5, 1-1) and Lady Griffins (14-1, 1-0) shared the district title last season. North DeSoto defeated Benton in the 4A quarterfinals at the state tournament.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com