Bentzler pitches Northwood baseball past Lakeside

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Jaxon Bentzler tossed a complete game four-hitter to lead Northwood to a 3-1 win at Lakeside Tuesday.

The game was tied 1-1 going to the fifth inning when Tucker McCabe delivered a 2-run single to score Hutson Hearron and Luke Bloxom.

The Warriors put two runners on in the bottom of the fifth but a caught stealing at second and a pickoff at first erased both. Bentzler allowed just one runner in the final two innings to finish off the win.

McCabe led off the game with a single and after stealing second and third, scored on an error to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead.

Lakeside starting pitcher Bradley Dick reached third base on a 3-base error and tied the game 1-1 when he scored on a groundout.

Northwood improved to 15-6. Lakeside dropped to 11-6.

HAUGHTON 8, NATCHITOCHES CENTRAL 6: Josh Sewell’s bases-clearing double in the seventh inning broke a 5-5 tie and sent the Bucs past the Chiefs in a District 1-5A game in Natchitoches. It was Sewell’s second hit of the night and gave him a game-high four RBI. Haughton (16-3, 3-1) got three other hits from three other players with Colin Rains and Austin Alexander both having doubles.

AIRLINE 5, BYRD 4: The Vikings stayed undefeated in District 1-5A with the win at home. Airline (9-7, 3-0) got the decisive runs in a 2-run sixth inning to take a 5-3 lead when Keegan Lehr tripled in Harrison Waxley and Mason Morgan singled in Lehr. Byrd (10-9, 1-3) responded with a run in the top of the seventh on a Patrick Snead double that scored David Favrot. Brooks Brossette was out at the plate trying to score the tying run on the play. The Yellow Jackets’ next two batters were retired by Waxley, who picked up the save.

Christian Weddleton had two of Byrd’s six hits, including a triple. Lehr and Waxley were both 2-for-3 with 2 RBI for Airline.

BENTON 18, SOUTHWOOD 2: Kenner Lauterbach hit a 3-run home run to highlight a 10-run first inning as the Tigers went on to rout the Cowboys at home in a 1-5A game. Lauterbach finished with four RBI and Brady Blaylock was 3-for-3 for Benton (11-8, 3-1).

CALVARY 12, GLENBROOK 3: The Cavaliers racked up 13 hits led by Sawyer Fowler’s 3-for-3 in taking down the Apaches in a District 1-1A game at Calvary. Blayne McFerren had two doubles in three at bats, Kyzer Smith had a double and single and drove in three for Calvary (11-10, 3-0). Jackson Legg allowed four hits and one run in five innings of work, with two walks, and struck out two to get the win.

EVANGEL 14, HUNTINGTON 0: The Eagles overwhelmed the Raiders in four innings as Kody Jackson singled, doubled and homered and drove in three runs. Bryce Wilson was also 3-for-3 and had four RBI. Eli Sheen struck out six in three innings and allowed just one hit to get the win.

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