High school baseball: Benton grabs share of 1-5A title


The Benton Tigers attained a share of the District 1-5A championship with a 7-4 victory above the Natchitoches Central Chiefs on Thursday at Benton.

Benton enhanced to 19-11-2 in general and finished district perform at 10-4. The Tigers avenged a 3-1 loss to the Chiefs (17-16, 4-10) in the 1st activity of the series Tuesday.

Benton, Haughton and Parkway finished tied for to start with. It is the Tigers’ ninth straight district title but the first underneath very first-calendar year head mentor Dane Peavy.

Per Natchitoches Central’s stats on GameChanger, Benton pitchers Bryson Pierce and Preston Hill minimal the Chiefs to four hits.

Hill did not allow for a hit in 1 2/3 innings of aid and struck out two.

Pierce also went 3-for-3 with 3 doubles and two RBI.

Cole Weir had two hits, together with an RBI-double in the base of the fourth that set the Tigers on top 4-3.

Benton broke a 3-3 tie with 4 operates in the inning. Kenner Lauterbach experienced an RBI-double and Hudson Brignac experienced an RBI-one.

The Tigers are scheduled to close the frequent season versus Doyline at 1 p.m. Saturday at dwelling.

In accordance to GeauxPreps.com, Benton was No. 20 in the Class 5A power scores right before Thursday’s video game. The top 32 teams in the last ratings make the playoffs with the top rated 16 hosting to start with-spherical games.

First-spherical pairings will be introduced Sunday.

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