By LEE HILLER, Journal Sports
Benton scattered 10 runs in the first four innings to run-rule Captain Shreve 10-0 in five innings and complete a two-game District 1-5A series sweep Monday at Benton.
Sawyer Simmons pitched a complete-game one-hitter, striking out nine and walking two as Benton moved into sole possession of first place in 1-5A with an 8-2 record. Airline and Parkway are one game behind in the win column at 7-2.
Cade Stewart and Hudson Brignac had three hits for the Tigers who finished with 11 on the day. Stewart had a two-run home run and drove in four runs. Bryson Pierce and Cole Weir added multiple hits in going 2-for-3 for Benton now 16-9 overall.
PARKWAY 7, ST. MARY’S 1: At Parkway, the Panthers had 14 hits in picking up the non-district win. Zach Schoenborn was 3-for-3, with a double and three RBI and Trent Lape had a double and home run. Tanner Kirkland and Cameron Fink also had two hits as Parkway improved to 16-11. Zachary Clute picked up the win going four innings, allowed two hits, walked six and struck out five.
CALVARY 4, MINDEN 1: At Calvary, Landon Smith scattered five hits across seven innings while striking out seven to lead the Cavaliers past the Crimson Tide. Caden Flowers was the only Cav with multiple hits going 2-for-3. Jackson Legg, Cody VanNoppen and Logan Fontenot had RBI for Calvary (16-12).
NORTHWOOD 9, LASALLE 3: At Northwood, the Falcons got multiple hits from Kendall Flournoy, Hutson Hearron and Tucker McCabe in defeating the Tigers in a non-district game. Flournoy had a single and double and drove in three runs, Hearron two hits and two RBI and McCabe two hits and one RBI for Northwood now 22-6.
Photo by JOHN JAMES MARSHALL