By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports
David Favrot pitched a complete-game 4-hitter to lead Byrd past Parkway 13-1 Wednesday in the District 1-5A baseball opener for both teams.
Favrot, a senior, struck out 11 and walked one to run his record to 3-2 on the season.
The Yellow Jackets scored all the runs they needed with a 5-run third inning on four hits. Lake Lambert had a run-scoring single to highlight the inning.
Byrd added four more runs in each of the fourth and seventh innings as the Jackets had 11 hits on the day.
Patrick Snead led the Jackets at the plate with a 3-for-4 effort that included a double. Favrot was the only other Jacket with more than one hit with two in four at bats. Snead, Tyler Nichols, KD Harris and Connor Pierce all scored two runs and Harris, Brooks Brossette and Lambert all drove in two runs.
Parkway’s lone run came in the third inning on a Trent Lape home run.
Byrd is 10-5 overall 1-0 in 1-5A and Parkway 7-10, 0-1. The two teams will play again Thursday at The Hive at 6 p.m.
NORTHWOOD 19, NORTH WEBSTER 3: The Falcons slugged 15 hits in taking the non-district lopsided win at Springhill. Leadoff hitter Tucker McCabe had three hits in four at bats, drove in two run and scored three times to lead Northwood (12-6). Cayne Little, Jaxon Bentzler, Hayden Phipps, Luke Bloxom and Jack Carlisle were the five Falcons with two hits. Brendan Burns and Bentzler joined McCabe with 2 RBIs.
NORTH DESOTO 15, CAPTAIN SHREVE 5: The Gators fell on the road to the Griffins, who had 17 hits on their way to their 11th straight win. Blake Fant led Shreve (5-10) at the plate going 3-for-3 with a double and John Chance had two doubles in two at bats.
LOYOLA 23, SOUTHWOOD 6: The Flyers hammered out 15 hits headed by Reagan Coyle’s 4-for-4 with 4 RBIS and three runs scored. William Soignier went 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs, three runs scored and Gray Deason, Parker Thomas, Peyton Thomas all had two hits for Loyola, now 8-8. Jack Whatley was the winning pitcher and is 2-1 on the year. Jaydenn Booker had two of Southwood’s five hits and Devin Watkins homered. Southwood is now 4-12 on the season.