Parkway downs Airline, creates 3-way tie for first in 1-5A

By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports

Parkway’s seven first-inning runs were more than enough to defeat Airline Saturday in the Panthers’ 13-0 win at home Saturday in a District 1-5A baseball game.

The Panthers’ win along with Benton’s 15-2 win at Captain Shreve puts the Panthers, Tigers and Vikings in a 3-way tie for first at 7-2.

Cade Josting pitched the five-inning shutout, allowing three hits. He walked two and struck out one for Parkway (15-11).

Zach Schoenborn and Barrett Newman were both 3-for-3, with a double, and each scored three runs. Tanner Kirkland went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Ashton Martin 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. Trenton Lape also had a double and along with Cameron Fink and Shawn Driggers had two RBI for the Panthers.

Carson Carey was 2-for-2 and Harrison Waxley had a double to account for the Vikings’ three hits.

BENTON 15, CAPTAIN SHREVE 2: At Captain Shreve, the Tigers had 13 hits and took advantage of eight walks. Hudson Brignac, Josh Sanchez, Cole Weir, Brady Blaylock and Cade Stewart all had multiple hits with Brignac leading the pack with three. Ty Knippers and Blaylock had the only extra-base hits for Benton (15-9) with doubles. Preston Hill picked up the win going five innings, allowing five hits, two unearned runs, walked none and he struck out two. Blake Fant was the lone Gator with multiple hits, going 2-for-3.

HAUGHTON 10, SOUTHWOOD 0: Caleb Brown tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Bucs improved to 18-6, 5-4 in 1-5A with the win at home. Parker Lowrie led an 11-hit Haughton attack with a 3-for-3 day. Colin Rains, Roman Tolbert (double), Nick Hensley all had two hits.

BYRD 8, NATCHITOCHES CENTRAL 5: At Natchitoches, the Yellow Jackets got a solid outing on the mound from Dawson Meeks and a six-run first inning to hold off the Chiefs. Meeks worked five innings, allowing three runs, six hits, walking three as he  struck out six. Brooks Brossette and Connor Pierce were both 2-for-3, and Pierce had a double and three RBI for Byrd (12-12).

LOYOLA 13, LAKESIDE 8: The Flyers scored six runs in the sixth inning and held on for the win to move to 17-10 on the season. Reagan Coyle drove in five runs with a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Konnor O’Neal and Peyton Thomas both singled and doubled with O’Neal driving in two runs. O’Neal got the win on the mound, his first decision on the season. William Soignier and Chandler Carnahan also had doubles for Loyola.

CALVARY 1-10, PARKVIEW BAPTIST 0-16: The Cavaliers got a first-game shutout from Blaine Rogers but couldn’t keep up in the second game in a split of the doubleheader at Calvary. Rogers allowed just three hits in seven innings, as he walked one and struck out eight. Aubrey Hermes hit a seventh-inning home run for the only run of the game. Caden Flowers was 3-for-4 in the second game as the Cavs pounded out 12 hits. Hutch Grace had a double and home run, Logan Fontenot had two doubles and three RBI and Cody VanNoppen two hits with a double. The split of the two games gives Calvary and Parkview identical records at 15-12.


NORTH DESOT0 8, EVANGEL 4: At Stonewall, the host Griffins scored six runs in the fifth and sixth innings to hand the Eagles their first District 1-4A loss on the season in four games. Northwood leads the district at 4-0, North DeSoto is 2-1 in district, 22-4 overall after the win. Caleb Lenard was 2-for-3 with a double and Isaac Erickson had a double for Evangel (13-11).


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