Lady Tigers win pair of tournament games over weekend

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Benton’s Lady Tigers finished the weekend with a pair of softball tournament wins defeating Evangel 19-3 and Logansport 12-0.

Ava Defee pitched a six-inning one-hit shutout in Saturday’s defeat of Logansport. She walked two and struck out 10.

Meaux Carroll doubled and tripled, while Sophia Livers was 2-for-3 with a triple and scored three runs. Christina Gegg added a double and three RBI for Benton (19-8).

Megan Risher led the blowout of Evangel on Friday with two hits that included a home run and collected five RBI. Livers had two doubles and two RBI, Carroll a single and double, an RBI and she scored four runs.

Southwood also went 2-0 winning a pair of games Saturday defeating Grace Christian 11-5 and Kilbourne 17-0. Brooke Fielder had a big day in the two games going 6-for-7, with two doubles and seven RBI. Anicia Taylor was 4-for-4 in the two games with a double and home run and five RBI. Kristah Banano was 3-for-3 with five RBI in win over Kilbourne.

Captain Shreve picked up a win in three games defeating Saline 19-4 on Friday before dropping games to West Monroe 13-0 and 6-5 to Ebarb on Saturday.

Brianna Jones was 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBI in Friday’s win. Aubry Townsend had two hits with a triple and three RBI and Marina Elkins added two hits.

The Lady Gators took a 5-4 lead into the seventh inning before losing to Ebarb. Mikle-Ann Ricardo was 3-for-3 and Nora Falcon 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. Ricardo went the distance in the circle giving up nine hits, six runs and she struck out 15.

Northwood lost two games on Saturday to D’Arbonne Woods 9-4 and Oak Hill 11-1 after dropping one Friday to Buckeye 6-4.

The Lady Falcons outhit Buckeye 10-5 but committed four errors and allowed five unearned runs in the loss. Hailey McKnight was 2-for4, Hannah Ward 2-for-3 and Lilly Cooper 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Addyson Hemphill had two of the Lady Falcons’ four hits in the loss to Oak Hill.

McKnight had another 2-for-4 game with a double and Ward homered and drove in three of the four runs in the loss to D’Arbonne.

Airline dropped a pair of high-scoring games, losing to Grant 16-14 on Friday and 9-5 to Notre Dame on Saturday.

The Lady Vikes had 14 hits, six for extra bases Friday. Jina Baffuto and Paris Endris both had three hits with Endris hitting two home runs and Baffuto a home run and double. Paige Marshall tripled and singled and Elena Heng doubled and single. Baffuto, Heng and Endris all drove in three runs.

In the Vikings’ loss to Notre Dame, Natalie Sutton singled and homered, Endris had a double and two RBI and Emily Rachal was 2-for-3.

Photo by JOHN PENROD