With their second look at Paragould’s starting pitcher, the Bankers cashed in.
Batesville Citizens Bank’s top four in the batting order provided consecutive hits in the bottom of the third inning, all four scored to break a tie and spark the 1A American Legion baseball team to a 9-4 victory over Paragould RC Cola at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Tuesday night.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Former Arkansas offensive lineman Shawn Andrews is one of eight new entries this year to the Razorbacks’ Hall of Honor.
Andrews joins football players Richard Bell, Ron Calcagni and Billy Joe Moody, along with track standouts Veronica Campbell-Brown and Alistair Craig, basketball player Jim Counce and tennis Coach Tom Pucci.
The official induction is Sept. 18 in Springdale.
LITTLE ROCK, (AP) — Former Arkansas guard Patrick Beverley repeated his earlier claim that somebody wrote a paper for him while he was with the Razorbacks, but he backed off comments he’d made that implicated teammates.
“I want to clear the line. I took full responsibility. I don’t know what happened with another player,” Beverley told The Associated Press on Tuesday in Minneapolis. “I know that young lady did write my paper, and I was punished for it, and I accept my punishment, and I learn from my mistakes.”
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — When Arkansas went to the College World Series in 2004, the Razorbacks beat Florida State to get there. Arkansas will have to go through the Seminoles again to reach the tournament this year.
The Razorbacks got off to a strong start this season, winning eight of their first nine games. They built a 24-6 record and were voted No. 1 by one national poll. Then came the heart of the Southeastern Conference season, in which the Razorbacks were swept by Vanderbilt, Alabama and Ole Miss, and lost series to LSU and Georgia.
PARAGOULD — John and Cecilia Vinson teamed to win the Paragould Country Club Couples Tournament over the weekend, according to information provided to the Guard.
The Vinsons shot a 63-65—128 to claim the top prize. Six other couples from Batesville participated in the event.
Ed and Lorie Pinckard were in the championship flight with a 67-70—137. John and Julie Gregg finished third in the first flight with a 69-68—137. Kenny and Edie Allen shot a 70-72—142 in the same flight.
NEWPORT — Gary Spicer and Stephen Wilson, both of Newport, were winners Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Dragway, according to information provided to the Guard.
Spicer won the street division with Chris Files and Steve Simpson in tow.
Wilson got down the line quickest in the super pro division with John Taylor and Kenneth King second and third, respectively.
Cave City’s Don Stitcher was runner-up to Ross Williams in the foot brake division while Joseph Crossett edged Thomas Welch and Josh Trimm in the outlaw street bike class.
American Legion baseball: Paragould at Batesville Citizens Bank, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.
Golf: The Course at Eagle Mountain Match Play Tournament, schedule to be announced
American Legion baseball: Searcy at Batesville Atlas Asphalt, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.; Batesville Citizens Bank at Jonesboro, doubleheader, 5
Lynleigh Nichols, a 5-foot-6 corner infielder from Florence, Mont., has transferred to Lyon College to play softball for the Pipers, according to a news release from the college.
Nichols hit .513 as a sophomore at Dawson Community College and will be a junior during the 2010-11 school year.
Nichols will be the farthest from home on the Pipers’ roster, far surpassing recent graduate Kim Overby’s jaunt of 1,012 miles from Palm Bay, Fla. Nichols’ hometown of Florence, Mont. is 1,768 miles from Batesville, which is about 30 miles farther than Los Angeles, Calif.
Space is available for Stars of Tomorrow campers, Batesville Coach Patricia Stave said this morning.
The first session of the annual basketball camp at Batesville High started Monday morning. It is for girls and boys entering grades 6 through 9 and runs through Thursday.
The second session is for girls and boys entering grades 4 through 6 and is scheduled for next week, Monday through Thursday.
The White River Roadrunners are set to begin their annual Train for Four program on Saturday, Joe Pool announced.
The White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race will present its 31st edition on Aug. 1 in conjunction with the White River Water Carnival. The training program gets runners prepared to run in that race.
WEST MEMPHIS — Citizens Bank, Batesville’s 1A Legion team, won its Zone 2 opener 3-2 here Monday night as Cody Vaughn pitched five innings of no-hit, shutout ball.
Vaughn also drove in the winning run in the sixth inning. Ryan Coles tripled with one out and scored when Vaughn bunted for a single.
Tanner Ring led Batesville’s 5-hit attack with two hits. He also pitched the save.
Vaughn, a left-hander, struck out 11, gave up three hits and walked three.
Cade Lynch and the Jonesboro Ricemen kept winning.
Lynch pitched five innings of no-hit baseball to lead the Ricemen to a 10-2 victory over the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen in an American Legion season opener at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Monday.
The 6-foot-5 left-hander improved to 11-0 in 3A Legion play. He was 10-0 last season while helping the Ricemen to the Zone 2 and state championship.