Four shutouts highlight District 1-5A baseball games 

(Photo by JOHN PENROD, Journal Sports)


It was turnaround Monday in District 1-5A, a direct opposite to what occurred last Tuesday when six of the eight district teams scored double-digit runs. This week, four district games were shutout wins.  

Parkway needed and got a two-hit shutout from Sean Waits to defeat Airline 1-0, Byrd blanked Haughton 7-0 behind Kevin Robinson and both Captain Shreve and Benton shut out Southwood with the Gators taking a 11-0 decision and the Tigers rolling 19-0. 

PARKWAY 1, AIRLINE 0: The Panthers (18-7, 7-4) pulled back into a second-place tie with the Vikings (13-14, 7-4) by scoring the only run of the game in the sixth inning. Zach Schoenborn doubled to centerfield to score Brandon Levy, who had walked with one out. Parkway’s Barrett Newman was the only batter with multiple hits, a pair of doubles. Waits allowed two hits, walked four and struck out two for Parkway. Airline pitcher Noah Littleton suffered the tough loss after working six innings, allowing only four hits, walking five and striking out two. 

BYRD 7, HAUGHTON 0: The Yellow Jackets got the homefield win behind Robinson’s six-hitter. Brooks Brossette had an RBI double and home run and Robinson contributed an RBI single for Byrd (19-11, 6-5). 

BENTON 19, SOUTHWOOD 0: The Tigers run-ruled the Cowboys as Cole Weir was 2-for-2 featuring a two-run double and run-scoring single. Cale Latimer hit a grand slam and finished with six RBI, Kenner Lauterbach had a two-run single and Bryson Pierce drove in three runs. The Benton win gives the Tigers a two-game lead in the district with a 9-2 record, now 17-13 overall.

CALVARY 12, CAPTAIN SHREVE 2: At Captain Shreve, the Cavaliers hammered out 16 hits, highlighted by Blayne McFerren’s five that included a double. Aubrey Hermes was 2-for-4, while Kyzer Smith went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Jackson Tedder was 2-for-4 and Cade Bedgood drove in three runs. Landon Fontenot picked up the win working six innings, allowing seven hits, two runs, three walks and fanning five for Calvary (19-9).  

Walker Wicklund and Jackson Bleich were both 2-for-2 for Captain Shreve (17-11).  

CAPTAIN SHREVE 11, SOUTHWOOD 0: Denton Hester pitched the three-hit shutout in five innings, striking out seven and had a double in going 2-for-2 with three RBI. Jorden Green was 2-for-2 and Hunter Willis had a two-run double in a seven-run fifth inning for Captain Shreve (18-11, 6-4).   

NORTHWOOD 4, LAKESIDE 3: The Falcons scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning to get the walk-off win. Pinch-runner Parker Digilormo, in for Mason Welch who had walked and stole second, scored from third on an errant pitch for the winning run. Jaxon Bentzler was 2-for-3 for Northwood (21-6) and Jack Carlisle picked up the win allowing five hits, walking only one and striking out six.