VIVIAN – The Doyline Panthers took part in the North Caddo Tournament Thursday through Saturday, coming home with a pair of big wins sandwhiched between a tough loss.
On Thursday, the Panthers started fast and finished the Bossier Bearkats off, winning 12-2.
The Panthers got a solid start from senior Cameron Smith who went all five innings, striking out six batters and allowing just three hits.
Jax Gaynor and Parker Hearne each had a double and two RBIs to lead Doyline at the plate, followed by Nick Burge with a double and Trey Ware with a RBI single.
The Panthers suffered an ugly loss to tournament host North Caddo, but rebounded to beat the Huntington Raiders 13-9.
Doyline got the benefit of 13 walks by Huntington pitchers, but got timely hits when they needed them from Trey Ware and Parker Hearne.
Ware finished with two singles and an RBI, while Hearn went 3-3 with two doubles, a single and three RBIs.
Hearne was also the winning pitcher for Doyline. He tossed four innings and struck out three Raiders.
Lady Panthers 15
Lady Flyers 4
In softball action, the Doyline Lady Panthers were looking for a victory to salvage their weekend after losses to Franklin Parish and Claiborne Christian.
That’s exactly what they got, rallying to take down the Loyola Lady Flyers 15-4.
With the game tied 1-1 after two innings, Doyline put up seven runs in the third to break the game wide-open. Three more runs in the fourth and four in the fifth ended the contest.
Kim Coleman had a phenomenal day at the dish, going 3-3 with a pair of singles and a triple to go with three RBIs. Sara Ward had a big day also, going 2-4 with a single, double and two RBIs. Raylicia Dillard was perfect at the plate, going 3-3 with three singles and two RBIs. Ashlyn Williams had a single, double and two RBIs, Haley Machen had a single and double, Raley Warmack had a single and two RBIs and Whitney White had an RBI single to round out the Doyline offense.
Coleman special day didn’t stop at the plate, as she earned the win in the circle for Doyline as well. She tossed all five innings, striking out six batters and giving up four runs.