BENTON C Minden required an early 1-0 lead in the minute inning on the road Thursday, but the Benton Lions controlled the rest of the game, utilizing a five-run second inning and a six-run sixth that will defeat the Tide 11-1.
Minden beginning Trace Francis didn’t have his most effective stuff, but he surely didn’t benefit from four fielding mistakes.
Benton’s Tanner Craft pitched well for that opposition, tossing all six innings and allowing only a couple of hits.
Minden and Benton will pillow off tonight at Griffith Ground at 6 p.mirielle. Benton can win the centre title outright, while Minden can earn a shared top.