Pipers pile up softball records while sweeping in Mississippi

March 24, 2009 HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. — The Lyon College Pipers played some record-setting softball while sweeping Rust College 21-0 and 27-1 on Sunday.The 8-10 Pipers broke a school record for runs in the nightcap, as they had in the opening game. The previous record was 12 runs and was set last season.In the opener, starting pitcher Faith Richmond struck out 12, which set a record for strikeouts in a single game. The previous best was 11 by current teammate Tenequa Martin last season.

Rain, threat of thunderstorms shorten, alter sports schedule

March 24, 2009 The threat of rain and thunderstorms have altered and shortened the schedule of area sporting events.In an attempt to get in a 5A-East District baseball doubleheader, the first pitch for the Batesville-at-Wynne games has been moved up to 1 this afternoon. It was originally set to start at 4.Also, the Lyon College-at-Harding single game set for today in Searcy has been moved to Wednesday. The first pitch is still set for 2 p.m.

Hillcrest returns to win column

March 24, 2009 MAMMOTH SPRING — After suffering their first two losses of the season this past weekend, the Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles won a key 1A 2-East District high school baseball game here Monday.Brothers Derek and Dylan Wooten combined on a 4-hitter as Hillcrest downed the Mammoth Spring Bears 12-5. Both teams came into the contest with 2-0 district records.Junior Derek Wooten started and gave two hits, struck out seven and walked two over four innings. Sophomore Dylan Wooten finished, giving up two hits and walking three over three innings.

SPORTS CALENDAR

March 20, 2009 TodayCollege softball: Lyon at Henderson State (Arkadelphia), noon, Lyon vs. Oklahoma City in Arkadelphia, 2 p.m.  High school baseball: Sharp County Tournament at Cave City — Southside vs. Hillcrest, 3:30 p.m., Buffalo Island Central vs. Cave City, 5:30, Hillcrest vs. BIC, 7:30; Cotter at Izard County (Brockwell), 4; Cedar Ridge at Sloan-Hendrix (Imboden), 4; Midland at Pangburn, 4; CenturyTel Classic in Mountain Home — Batesville vs. Mountain Home, 7

Bobby Petrino set to speak at Hog Bash

March 20, 2009 Bobby Petrino, University of Arkansas Razorback football coach, is scheduled to speak at Hog Bash 2009 in the Batesville High School cafeteria on April 30, announced Scott Wood.The annual event, sponsored by the White River Razorback Club and the UofA Alumni Association, is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a barbecue chicken dinner. Admission prices are $15 (adults) and $10 (students). Children under five, accompanied by adult, get in free.Tickets for Razorback football games will be among the door prizes.

Southside soccer teams sweep in Marion

March 20, 2009 MARION — Southside swept Marion in nonconference high school soccer here Thursday.The Lady Southerners won 5-1 as Alicia Hunter recorded two goals, two assists and two saves. Alex Burroughs added two goals and two assists. Kim Pfitzner chalked up one goal.At the other end of the field, Southside goalie Kelly Cross chalked up 12 saves.“The kids played really well in the midfield and our offense is starting to click,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said.

Pipers deal Blossoms second loss of season

March 20, 2009 MONTICELLO — Tenequa Martin shined in game two and the Lyon College Pipers salvaged a split with the Arkansas-Monticello Blossoms here Thursday.UAM won the first game 6-1 and Lyon took game two 7-3.In game two, Martin pitched a complete game victory in the circle and went three for four at the plate with a pair of homers to spark the Pipers. She hit a solo shot and a 2-run bomb for her team-leading fourth and fifth home runs of the season.

Lady Pioneers roll on at Panther Relays

March 20, 2009 GREENBRIER — Batesville Lady Pioneers won seven events while dominating the Greenbrier Panther Relays here Thursday.Jordan Weber won two individual events. The junior won the long jump and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Other individual winners were Lizzie Walton (triple jump) and Kelsie Wilson (1,600-meter run).“Kelsie’s time in the 1,600, considering this was her first time to run in competition, was the highlight of the meet for us,” Batesville Coach Stuart Smith. Wilson’s winning time was five minutes, 50 seconds.

Lady Mustangs rally by Lady Cougs

March 20, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a walk off victory over the Izard County Lady Cougars in nonconference softball action here Thursday.Farrah Turner shined for Midland, offensively and defensively. At the plate, she hit three for four with three runs scored. She was also credited with six stolen bases.

Area teams win one each in Sharp County tourney

March 20, 2009 CAVE CITY — Cave City, Southside and Hillcrest won a game apiece in the first day of the Sharp County Tournament here Thursday.Cave City defeated Southside in the first game 14-8, Southside rebounded with an 8-6 decision over Buffalo Island Central and then Hillcrest topped Cave City 5-3 in the nightcap.The tourney got started with an onslaught of runs. Southside opened with a 5-run first inning and then Cave City belted out seven in the bottom half.