Move everything to today for Guard-circulation high school baseball and softball teams.
The Batesville-at-Greene County Tech baseball doubleheader in Paragould was washed out and rescheduled for today, as were region tournament championship and seeding games for 10 area teams — five, each, for baseball and softball.
The two games in Paragould are regular-season affairs, but they, too, have championship implications and could alter seedings for the Class 5A State Tournament.
JACKSON, Tenn. — The 2010 TranSouth Athletic Conference Baseball Scholar Athletes list has been released and nine Lyon Scots were named to the squad. In addition, one Scot was named an NAIA Scholar Athlete.
Pitcher Jon Bobbitt was honored with both awards. It was Bobbitt’s second selection to the TranSouth Scholar Athlete team and his first NAIA Scholar Athlete selection.
PADUCAH, Ky. — The Lyon Scots took one on the chin Monday in a 7-1 loss to the No. 2-seed Union Bulldogs during first-round play in the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament.
Lyon sent its lone run across in the top of the first inning when leadoff man Cory Ford scored on Kyle Kallsnick’s 2-out single. Ford reached on a single, stole second and went to third on a fielder’s choice.
Union responded with a solo run in the bottom half of the inning and then scattered its remaining runs throughout the course of the game, the biggest blow being three runs in the sixth.
The Bethel Wildcats ruined the Lyon Scots’ Senior Day by sweeping a TranSouth Athletic Conference doubleheader at Scots Field.
Lyon won the series opener on Thursday, but dropped Friday’s regular season-ending twinbill 13-10 and 10-3.
The Scots (29-21, 9-11) ended the season in fifth place in the TranSouth standings and are the No. 5 seed in today’s TranSouth Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament. Lyon is scheduled to play No. 2 seed Union at 3:30 p.m. in Paducah, Ky. Bethel (32-15, 10-10) locked up fourth place and is slated opposite No. 3 seed Martin Methodist today.
PEARCY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers’ 3,200-meter relay team finished second in the 53rd Annual Meet of Champions here Saturday afternoon.
Mollie Matthews, Keri Rogers, Logan Bishop and Natalie Meinzer are the members of the team. The Class 5A state champions finished in a team-best 10 minutes, 1.63 seconds. That was almost two seconds better than their previous best, which they recorded in the state meet.
LOCUST GROVE — The rain finally held off long enough to get in a night of racing at Batesville Motor Speedway.
When the dust settled, Shawn Walsh, Tyler Stevens, Chuck McGinty, Jason Goodman and Ronnie Jones were feature winners.
The second round of the Isle of Capri Late Model Series is scheduled for this weekend at BMS. For information, call (870) 251-0011 or visit www.bms-ar.com. An advance story will run in Thursday’s edition of the Guard.
Listed below are Friday night’s feature results with the top 10 drivers from each class.
BROCKWELL — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles could add another title here today.
The winners of the 1A 2-East District’s regular-season and tournament crowns are scheduled to take on the Viola Longhorns in the 1A Region 2 Tournament title game at 6:30.
Hillcrest qualified for the finals by defeating Shirley 16-6 in five innings on Friday and edging Izard County 9-7 on Saturday.
Other scores over the weekend were: Viola 15, Black Rock 0; Calico Rock 9, Mammoth Spring 6; Izard County 6, Norfork 0; and Viola 13, Calico Rock 0.
MARKED TREE — We’ll have another Melbourne-Cedar Ridge battle for a high school softball championship Tuesday.
The first- and second-place finishers from the 2A-2 District won their games Friday and Saturday in the 2A North Region Tournament and they were scheduled to collide tonight at 5, but that game was moved to Tuesday evening at 5 due to wet fields.
Senior second baseman Cody Harper drove in two runs and senior pitcher Nick Salahub hurled eight strong innings in the Lyon Scots’ 4-1 triumph over the Bethel Wildcats in a TranSouth Athletic Conference game on Thursday at Scots Field.
Harper’s two RBI singles — one in the bottom of the sixth and one in the eighth inning — were the first hits of his Lyon career.
The day for the Batesville-at-Greene County Tech high school baseball doubleheader was listed incorrectly in Wednesday’s Guard.
The games are set for Monday in Paragould. The first pitch is 4 p.m.
The Pioneers would win the 5A-East District title with two victories. They are 10-2 in the district and 19-7 overall.
With a single win over Tech, the Pioneers would share the crown with the Nettleton Raiders and the Pioneers would get the district’s number one seeding into the Class 5A State Tournament based on a tiebreaker rule.
LOCUST GROVE — The weatherman finally has some good news for Batesville Motor Speedway and race fans.
There’s a zero-percent chance of rain Friday night, meaning racing action should resume for the first time in several weeks.
The 3/8-mile dirt oval has been saturated more than half of the scheduled race weekends this season.
Now, with a 100-percent chance of racing, race fans will be treated to heat and feature action in all five points classes.
Those classes are NeSmith Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, street stock, factory stock and front-wheel drive.
WALNUT RIDGE — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz dodged a bullet or two here Wednesday while winning the 2A-2 District Tournament high school softball championship.
“They had us on the ropes several times,” Melbourne Coach Mike Watson said after the Lady ’Katz fended of the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves for a 4-3 victory.
And it started early.