The unbeaten Bryant Lady Hornets hit the double-digit mark in high school softball victories and handed the Batesville Lady Pioneers their fourth straight loss with a 12-1, nonconference decision at the North Complex on Monday.
The visitors won in six innings as Peyton Jenkins gave up just two hits, struck out 10 and walked two, and Jessie Taylor led a 15-hit attack with three hits and five runs batted in. Taylor doubled and hit a 3-run home run.
MOUNT VERNON — The Concord Lady Pirates put on an offensive display here Monday as they dominated the Mount Vernon-Enola Lady Eagles 33-12 in a 1A 2-South District contest.
Concord’s Hannah Cornett led her squad with a six for six performance. She tripled, stole three bases and drove in 11 runs.
Teammate Kristen Webb was four for four with a triple, three steals and six runs batted in while Cassidy Robertson hit five for five with a double and four RBI. Amanda Reeves hit four for six with a triple and five RBI and Casey Gorecke was four for six with seven stolen bases.
The second day of the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic wasn’t so good for Guard-circulation area high school baseball teams.
In small-school winners’ bracket quarterfinals Monday at the North Complex, Harding Academy rallied by Cave City 7-4 and Heber Springs pulled away from Southside 9-0.
The Cavemen led 4-3 going into the bottom of the fifth inning. That’s when Matt Calhoun singled in a run and, after a run-scoring error, Tyler Tucker drove in another run with a single.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jeanette Pohlen drove the length of the court for the game-winning layin as the final buzzer sounded, lifting top-seeded Stanford past third-seeded Xavier 55-53 in the Sacramento Regional final Monday night for a third straight trip to the Final Four.
Pohlen pulled out the biggest play yet to save a spectacular season when the Cardinal were a far cry from their dominant selves. Stanford had won the first three games of the tournament by a combined 98 points.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday morning, and then rehabilitation to get his left knee back into driving shape as soon as possible.
What better way to prepare than to begin rehabilitating his sagging season first?
The NASCAR star may have done just that in his home state Monday, rallying from ninth place after giving up the lead on a late trip to pit road and almost recklessly bull-rushing his way through the field in a pair of stirring 2-lap sprints at Martinsville Speedway.
CONWAY — The Lyon Pipers returned to the diamond for the first time in almost two weeks here Monday and it wasn’t a happy return.
The unbeaten Central Baptist Lady Mustangs (30-0) collected a nonconference doubleheader sweep. CBC won 7-2 and 8-2. Central Baptist has won its last eight games by a combined score of 80-6.
Lyon (11-13) was in action for the first time since March 17 when it split a conference-opening doubleheader with Cumberland.
The Batesville USBC Women’s Bowling Association recently held its 50th Annual City Tournament and Donna Brinkley, Joan Pitts, Gerrie Webb and Cheryl Lewis were members of the winning team.
That foursome combined for a 2,570 series, 30 pins better than the team of Bonnie Johnson-Shara Reinheardt-Debbie Cannon-Tammy Burrow.
Third place went to Janet Howard-Brinkley-Mary Ressor-Beverly Sellers with a 2,535, one pin better than Yvonne Satterwhite-Sue Billings-Cheryl VanWinkle-Sellers.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Four Razorbacks hit home runs on Sunday as Arkansas beat Alabama 10-5 to complete a 3-game sweep at Baum Stadium.
Collin Kuhn, Zack Cox, Andy Wilkins and Brett Eibner each homered for Arkansas (18-5, 4-2 Southeastern Conference).
Alabama (16-6, 2-4) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, which included a Ross Wilson 3-run homer.
TJ Forrest (4-0) came out of the bullpen to earn the win. Adam Scott (0-1) took the loss.
Peyton Taylor won the Mid-America Modified Championship feature Friday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
For the second weekend in a row, Mother Nature took Saturday’s feature. Severe thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Saturday’s racing action.
On Friday, Taylor won in dominating fashion. Tyson Franks, last year’s points champion at BMS, was second.
Ronnie Jeffrey, Shawn Kilgore and Randy Weaver completed the top five.
Taylor led the majority of the 40-lap main event and earned a $2,000 payday when he took the checkers.
COVINGTON, Tenn. — The Batesville Pioneers won two of three high school baseball games in the Best of West Classic here over the weekend and their coach said it was mostly about better defense.
“I’m hoping we’ve turned the corner, defensively,” Batesville Coach Mark Rush said. “We played three games over the weekend against three quality opponents and committed just two errors.”
They committed one error Friday night in a 9-6 loss to Houston, Tenn.
The Lyon College Scots won two of three in a TranSouth Athletic Conference-opening weekend with Martin Methodist at Scots Field.
The teams split Friday’s doubleheader with the Scots taking the opener 3-0. The RedHawks responded with an 11-5 decision in the nightcap. Saturday’s 9-inning game was a wild affair with the Scots coming back from huge deficits to win 20-19.
It was a good start for favorites and Guard-circulation area teams in the small-school division of the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic at the Batesville North Complex on Saturday.
Of the four area teams who played, three won. Cave City blistered Bradford 21-0 in four innings, Midland blanked Mountain View 10-0 in six innings, and Southside thrashed Riverview 8-1. The loser was Cedar Ridge, who got edged by West Side Greers Ferry 6-4.