MONTICELLO — It was not a good day for a bad day.
That was Batesville Coach Mark Rush’s assessment after the Pulaski Academy Bruins thumped the Pioneers 12-2 in a run-ruled six innings in the first round of the Class 5A State Tournament for high school baseball.
“We committed five errors and, honestly, there were probably more than that,” he said of the Pioneers’ uncharacteristically porous defense.
Pulaski Academy’s Sam Vogel limited the Pioneers to three hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked three.
We have a new winner in the White River Roadrunners Race Series.
Dean Rawlings, a standout athlete at Southside High not so long ago, won the White River Medical Center Ride the Wave 5K title Saturday. Rawlings defeated Clan Weatherford, the defending champion of the series and winner of three of the five series races for this season. The series is made up of nine races.
Rawlings, 20, won the rain-soaked race in a time of 18 minutes, 21.83 seconds. Weatherford finished second in 19:05.70.
The wrong starting day for the Class 5A State Tournament was reported in the Batesville-Greene County Tech baseball game story in Thursday’s Guard.
Batesville is scheduled to play Pulaski Academy this evening at 5 in a first-round tournament game at Drew Central High School in Monticello.
The winner is slated to play the Harrison-Sylvan Hills winner 2:30 Saturday afternoon at Monticello High School.
The Ozarka College Foundation Board of Directors announced it is hosting a benefit golf scramble on June 6 at Pine Hills Golf Club in Mountain View.
The 18-hole, 2-person scramble will benefit the Ozarka College Mountain View building expansion fund.
A shotgun start is set for 2 p.m. The entry fee is $100 per team, which includes cart, green fees and dinner.
A benefit auction is also planned. Anyone interested in donating an item for the auction or any other form of sponsorship should call (870) 368-7371 or (870) 269-5200. Golfers can also register by calling one of those numbers.
LOCUST GROVE — Once again, the races at Batesville Motor Speedway have been canceled due to weather.
The Isle of Capri Late Model Series races that were scheduled for tonight and Saturday have been pushed back a week.
For the latest, call (870) 251-0011 or visit www.bms-ar.com.
Kip Kelly, a 6-foot-5 guard from Pea Ridge, has signed to play men’s basketball for the Lyon College Scots.
“We are very excited that Kip will be attending Lyon and will be playing for the Scots next year,” Lyon Coach and Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins said. “Kip is a great fit for Lyon. He is a very athletic and talented player and his ability to shoot and put the ball on the floor will help fill voids left in the Scots’ roster due to graduation.”
One of those voids was Kip’s older brother, Alex, a 4-year varsity letterman for the Scots from 2006-10.
PADUCAH, Ky. — Six Lyon College Scots were honored with All-TranSouth conference selections when the TranSouth Athletic Conference recently announced its 2010 baseball postseason awards and all-conference teams.
Zac Wallace, Nick Salahub, Evan Segler, Kody Pinson, Aaron Thornton and Kyle Kallsnick were honored with second team All-TranSouth Conference selections.
A total of 34 players were honored this year, with seven of the league’s eight baseball teams represented. The TranSouth All-Conference first and second teams are chosen by the league’s eight head coaches.
John Vinson and Chip Rayford shot a 67 to win one division of the Citizens Bank Senior Scramble last weekend at The Course at Eagle Mountain, according to a news release from the bank.
The team of Nathan Howard-Charles Penn finished two strokes back in the 55- to 64-year-old flight. Brothers Ronnie and Gary Coots placed third, another stroke back.
Other top finishers were: 65-74 — Bernie Caldwell-Jerry Caldwell, 65; Bob Steelman-O.J. Fuller, 66; Dorne Smith-John Byers, 68; 75-older — Jerry Phelps-George Pouliot, 80
The White River Roadrunners will meet Tuesday night at the Citizens Bank Annex on College Street, Joe Pool announced.
The agenda consists of a review of April’s minutes, comments and review of the WRMC Ride the Wave 5K, committee planning for the White River 4 Mile Classic and Sara Low 5K, a video presentation of “Farther Than the Eye Can See” by Sam Cooke, “Train for Four” training program and more.
The first of two Pioneer Trailblazer Football Camp sessions is set for June 7-10, and campers can enroll now, Batesville Coach Dave King said.
Registration forms are available at the main office at Batesville High, local banks and Gameday Sports.
The first session of the non-contact morning camp is for fourth- through sixth-graders. The second session runs June 14-18 and is for seventh- through ninth-graders. Each camp day is 8 a.m.-noon.
For more information, call King at (870) 793-0917, (870) 307-3058 or 793-7395.
MELBOURNE — Spencer Caraway, a 6-foot-5 All-Star and Class 2A All-State basketball player from Melbourne High, recently committed to walking on at Arkansas State.
“I’ve talked with Coach Brady a lot,” Caraway said, referring to ASU Coach John Brady. “He believes they have a chance to win the Sun Belt (Conference title) and be really good the next few years. I had a chance to go other places, but I would like to be a part of that and be close to home.”
The Ozark Gaited Saddle Club is scheduled to host a pie and dessert auction tonight at 7 and its first points show of the season Saturday night.
The club’s point show is scheduled to start at 6. The arena is located on Highway 230, one mile west of Jamestown. Admission for spectators is $2.
The club hosts shows the third Saturday of each month through August.
For more information, call Sheri McBride at (870) 613-6445.