High school softball: Airline, Parkway post District 1-5A wins

first_imgThe Airline Lady Vikings and Parkway Lady Panthers posted District 1-5A softball victories on Tuesday.Airline downed Southwood 10-0 in five innings at Airline, and Parkway knocked off Byrd 13-8 at Byrd. In the other 1-5A game, Evangel Christian defeated Haughton 10-0 in five innings at Evangel.Airline (15-6, 8-1) leads Evangel (16-4, 7-1) by a half-game. Haughton (12-13, 6-3) fell two games behind Airline. In District 1-4A, the Benton Lady Tigers hung with two-time defending state champion North DeSoto for five innings, but the Lady Griffins broke open the game with five runs in the sixth en route to a 9-2 victory at Benton.North DeSoto (20-3, 6-0) wrapped up play in its division of 1-4A. Benton dropped to 10-12 and 2-2.At Airline, Hannah Hutson tossed a five-inning no-hitter and also had three hits, including two doubles, for the Lady Vikings. Freshman Caroline Easom went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Jessica Baffuto and Jessica Grubbs had two hits each.Lexi Gray smacked a three-run homer in Airline’s nine-run third inning.Southwood dropped to 14-8 and 3-6.At Byrd, Parkway got off to a slow start but made up for it in the final four innings, scoring four in the fourth, two in the fifth and sixth, and three in the seventh.Faith Ingles went 3-for-5. Madelyn Elliott had two doubles and three RBI. Pitcher Abbie Norcross had two hits, including a double, and two RBI.Allie Hunt gave the Lady Panthers a 6-3 lead with a two-run triple in the fourth. Lauren Jones also had two RBI.Parkway, which snapped a nine-game losing streak, improved to 9-11 and 3-6. Byrd dropped to 4-21 and 0-11.At Benton, the Lady Tigers trailed North DeSoto 2-0 after three but scored two in the bottom of the fourth to tie it.Abby Kent got things started with a one-out single and advanced to third on Taylor Jones’ double. Anna Claire Kratzer singled home Kent. Freshman pitcher Kayla Vo’s single with two outs made it 2-2.After giving up a leadoff home run to two-time All-State pitcher E.C. Delafield, Vo pitched a solid first five innings, allowing five hits. She was relieved with two outs in the sixth.Louisiana Tech signee Bayli Simon gave North DeSoto a 4-2 lead with a two-RBI double in the fifth. The Lady Griffins then added five in the sixth.North DeSoto loaded the bases with no outs on two walks and a hit batter. Simon hit a two-out, two-RBI double. The Lady Griffins also got a two-out RBI triple from Bailey McMillian.Saintignan and Kent both finished with two hits. At Evangel, Lacey Dodson had the only hit, a double, for the Lady Bucs against Evangel ace Emily Deramus.Evangel’s Tally Turnbow had three doubles.NOTE: The above report is based on information on teams’ official GameChanger accounts.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img