Benton holds off Chester for non-conference win

Darren Kinnard

BENTON — The Benton Rangerettes built a big lead early then held off Chester 10-7 to pick up a non-conference softball win Saturday.

The Rangerettes jumped on top with three runs in the first inning, but the Yellow Jackets scored a run in the second and another in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Benton then exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fourth to push their lead to 8-2. Once again Chester rallied, putting four on the board in the fifth to pull within 8-6.

The Rangerettes never relinquished the lead, adding a couple of insurance tallies for the 10-7 final.