White pitches Airline past Byrd in 1-5A opener for both teams


Airline’s Carter White pitched his second one-hitter of the season in leading the homestanding Vikings to a 3-1 victory over Byrd Thursday afternoon in both teams’ District 1-5A baseball opener.

White worked 5 2/3 innings with four walks and 11 strikeouts, allowing only a third-inning unearned run and a sixth-inning single. The junior lefthander suffered a 1-0 loss in a season-opening loss to West Monroe when he allowed only a two-out single in the seventh inning.

The Vikings got all of their runs in the second inning when Bo Carter came through with a two-run single and Clayton Brandon scored Carter with a single to give Airline (7-9, 1-0) the 3-0 lead through two innings.

Hayden Hoffpauir had a two-out, sixth-inning single for the Yellow Jackets’ only hit of the day.

Kevin Robinson pitched a complete game, going six innings for Byrd and allowing six hits, while issuing one walk and posting two strikeouts.  The Yellow Jackets are now 11-7, 0-1.

CAPTAIN SHREVE 8, HAUGHTON 3: At Haughton, the Gators used a six-run first inning to take the District 1-5A opening win, snapping the Bucs’ 10-game win streak.

Walker Wicklund had the big hit in the Shreve first with a two-run double. Aron Gillum walked in a run while Christian Peyton and Jorden Green both had run-scoring singles.

Leadoff hitter Hunter Willis was 3-for-3 with a double and RBI, Wicklund had three hits in four at bats and Green and Andrew Sharp both went 2-for-4. The Gators (9-6, 1-0) finished the day with 14 hits. John Chance picked up the win on the mound with 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, two runs, two walks and four strikeouts.

Colin Rains (2-for-4) was the Bucs’ lone hitter with multiple knocks that included a double.  Sophomores Justin Adkinson and JP Cormier combined to pitch 6 1/3 innings of effective relief.

Haughton (12-4, 0-1) will host Quitman today at 5 p.m. before Saturday’s game two of the Captain Shreve series, this time at Shreve at 1 p.m.

NORTHWOOD 8, MANY 2: At Northwood, the Falcons used a pair of three-run innings to dispose of the Tigers. Cayne Little and Mason Welch both had home runs among their two hits, with Little adding a double. Christian Blackmon got the win going six innings, allowing five hits and two runs while walking just one and recording nine strikeouts. Northwood improved to 12-5 with the win.