VIOLA — The Izard County Cougars used some timely hitting and took advantage of an error in the top of the seventh inning to break an 11-11 tie and walk away with a 13-11 nonconference win over the Viola Longhorns here Monday.
Jake Dockins led off the decisive seventh with a walk and moved to second on a fielder’s choice. He later scored when Preston Harmon ripped a 2-out single to the right side. Ethan Porter followed with an RBI single up the middle to set the final score.
PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs were 3-0 in the Midland Spring Bash over the weekend and then run-ruled conference foe Walnut Ridge 11-1 Monday to improve to 16-7.
In the Spring Bash, Midland began with a 6-5 win over White County Central, followed with 7-1 and 9-4 decisions over West Side Greers Ferry.
West Side’s road to the title game included wins over Mount Vernon-Enola (7-1) and WCC (8-3). WCC defeated MV-E 9-4 in the losers bracket final.
ST. LOUIS — Southside alum and Dartmouth senior guard Koren Schram has been named to the Lowe’s Senior CLASS All-Senior All-America second team as one of 10 finalists for the national award, according to a news release from the Hanover, N.H. college.
The award, which was presented to Oklahoma senior Courtney Paris and both All-Senior All-America teams were announced this past Saturday at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in St. Louis. Schram is one of just two honorees from a non-BCS affiliated school.
PULASKI, Tenn. — The Lyon College Scots came up just short of taking a TranSouth Athletic Conference sweep with the Martin Methodist RedHawks here Saturday.
Lyon won the first game of the 3-game series Friday, 10-6 in 10 innings. On Saturday, Lyon won the opener 10-5 and then lost 5-4.
It is the third time in as many tries that the Scots have taken two of three on the road against conference foes. They’re 0-3 at home.
About time, White Hall Coach Skip Carr said.
The Bulldogs defeated the Cabot Panthers 9-2 Saturday night at the Batesville Recreation Complex in the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic large-school championship game.
And, yes, a title in the high school baseball event was a long time coming for the Bulldogs.
High school track and field: Batesville, Southside at Pepsi Pioneer Relays, Pioneer Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
Junior high track and field: Batesville and Southside varsity at Newport, 3:30 p.m.; Batesville seventh-graders at Beebe, 3:30
College baseball: Southern Arkansas at Lyon, 3 p.m.
BEEBE — Martin Methodist hurler Chrissy Worth earned a big save in game one and handcuffed the Lyon Pipers with a complete-game masterpiece in game two to earn the No. 12 Lady RedHawks a 4-2 and 11-2 doubleheader sweep in TranSouth Athletic Conference play at Beebe High School’s Badger Field, according to a news release from Lyon.
LYNN — The Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles won their first-ever Lawrence County Tournament here Saturday by defeating the defending champions, the Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats, 8-3.
Samantha Blevins pitched the win, striking out 10 while scattering three hits and six walks.
Offensively, Lauren Pickle hit three for three, Miranda Doyle hit two for two, and Natalie Johnson drove in two runs. Johnson and Blevins each hit doubles.
The Paragould Lady Rams were right where they wanted to be in more ways than one.
Saturday evening at the Batesville Recreation Complex, they collected their first ever Home Depot Orange Crush Classic title with a 3-1, high school softball victory over the Cabot Lady Panthers.
LOCUST GROVE — Jason Wilkey won the season-opening NeSmith Late Model feature at the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday night, according to the results posted on the track’s Web site.
Five cars participated in the feature event, which has brought late models back to local track on a weekly basis for the first time in about a decade. Travis Ashley, Justin Asplin, Greg Pectol and Jeff Moss rounded out the top five.
The modified feature trophy went to Shawn Walsh, who held off Jared Landers, Brandon Smith and 13 others.
STRAWBERRY —The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles broke a real stranglehold here Saturday when they defeated the Walnut Ridge Bobcats 11-7 in the Lawrence County Tournament championship game.
River Valley, which has since consolidated with Lynn to form Hillcrest, won the county title in 1995. Walnut Ridge won it the next 13 years.