By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports
Ella Vickers’ game-winning double in the seventh inning sent Haughton past Parkway 9-8 in a District 1-5A softball game at Haughton on Wednesday.
Kylie Small led off the seventh for Haughton with a single and was followed by a Brooklynn Bockhaus double to give the Panthers runners at second and third. Arianna Mathews doubled in the tying run scoring Small. Vickers then sent one to right field for another double to score Bockhaus and walk off the win for Haughton.
Haughton stays the only undefeated team in 1-5A at 4-0 and 12-8 overall. Airline and Natchitoches Central are both 4-1 in 1-5A.
Parkway (6-7, 2-3) got out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning as Mikaylah Williams led off the game with a single and Chloe Larry followed with a home run to centerfield. The two increased the lead to 3-0 with back-to-back singles sandwiched around an error.
Haughton tied it 3-3 in the bottom of the inning on a bases loaded walk by Averi Phillips and a 2-run single by Laney Dobrow.
A series of errors in the fourth inning by Parkway allowed the Lady Bucs to take a 5-3 lead.
The lead was short lived as Parkway tied the game 5-5 in the top of the fifth on a 2-run Avery Schoenborn home run.
A 3-run sixth inning put Parkway in front 8-5, highlighted by Larry’s 2-run triple with two outs.
Haughton got two of the runs back in the bottom of the sixth to pull within 8-7 on a Sara White double that scored one and Macey Schut doubled in White, setting up the dramatic seventh inning.
Larry finished the day going 4-for-4 with 5 RBIs and Williams was 2-for-4.
Dobrow led Haughton at the plate with a 3-for-3 day that included 2 RBIs.
NORTHWOOD 12, GLENBROOK 4: Hannah Ward drove in six runs with three hits and Addyson Hemphill hit two home runs as the Lady Falcons won at Minden. Selena Nunnery also had three hits and drove in three runs and Millie Kapera was 2-for-3 for Northwood (11-5).