Mangum pitches North DeSoto past Airline

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

North DeSoto pitcher Kameron Mangum held Airline in check Monday to lead the Griffins to an 9-1 non-district baseball win in Bossier City.

Mangum scattered five hits across seven innings with 10 strikeouts and walked only one to get the complete-game decision.

Braden Richardson Landen Williams and Dalton Hill all had multiple hits for the Griffins. Richardson led the way going 3-for-4, Hill had two doubles with 2 RBIs in four at-bats and Williams was 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs.

The Griffins took the lead with a 4-run fourth inning. Hill started the scoring with a 2-run double and later scored on a ground out. Richardson singled in Peyton Mathews who had singled to give ND a 4-1 lead.

Airline had taken a 1-0 lead when Clayton Brandon singled in Keegan Lehr in the second inning.

CALVARY 10, QUITMAN 0: Landon Smith and Sawyer Fowler combined to shut out the visitors as the Cavaliers improved to 8-5. Smith got the win going the first four innings, allowing four hits, two walks and striking out four. Leadoff hitter Caden Flowers was 3-for-4, with a triple and 2 RBIs. Jackson Legg and Aubrey Hermes were both 2-for-3 and Logan Fontenot highlighted Calvary’s 5-run second inning with a 2-run single. Flowers ended the game in the sixth inning with a 2-run triple.

MINDEN 16, SOUTHWOOD 2: The Cowboys’ trip to Minden was one they would like to forget as the Crimson Tide scored all of their runs in the first three innings of the five-inning game. Both of Southwood’s runs came in the fifth inning on a Cody Snelgrove double that scored Darion Coney and Cortrell Ross-Hall.