A move to unseat the 5A-East Conference high school soccer champions was a no-go at Pioneer Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Central Arkansas Christ-ian squads shut out Batesville. The Mustangs won 3-0. The Lady Mustangs rolled 7-0.
It was a first loss and a first time to be scored upon for the Pioneers. The Mustangs broke through with a goal with just 31 seconds remaining in the first half.
“It was (after) a penalty that could have gone either way,” Batesville Coach TJ Stroud said. “They scored on a free kick.”
The Mustangs added two goals in the second half.
FORREST CITY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers snapped a 4-game losing streak in a big way here Tuesday, romping over the Forrest City Lady Mustangs 15-3 and 16-1 in a 5A-East District softball doubleheader.
Angela Woods pitched the win in both games. In the opener she gave up nine hits, struck out nine and walked none in the run-ruled 6-inning contest. In the 5-inning nightcap, the senior right-hander allowed four hits, struck out three and walked two.
The Midland Mustangs advanced into the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic semifinals in thrilling fashion Tuesday at the North Complex, and they got a little revenge for good measure.
They defeated the Tuckerman Bulldogs, longtime rivals, 6-5 when Logan Smith ripped a 2-out, 3-run, game-ending triple.
WALNUT RIDGE — The Lyon College Scots thundered past the Williams Baptist Eagles in a windy 6-1 victory here Tuesday afternoon in nonconference play.
The hits just keep on coming for Lyon outfielder Cory Ford. The sophomore from Springdale extended his hitting streak to 14 with a one for four performance. Kody Pinson led Lyon with a 4-hit outing. He also scored a run. Evan Segler collected two hits in five at bats.
Josh McNatt (5-1) captured the victory with three innings of work. He gave up just one hit and struck out four. Drew Davis and Garry Richards provided relief.
Seth Johnson shot a 1-under-par 71 on the second day of the Lyon College Invitational to storm to the front of the pack, but lost on the first playoff hole to finish second on Tuesday at The Course at Eagle Mountain.
Johnson finished the 2-day tournament at 5-over. Harding’s Lewis Jackson won the tie-breaker.
Lyon finished third in the team competition and shot 83-over, just five shots behind runner-up Missouri State University Community College and 53 strokes of Harding’s winning pace.
PLEASANT PLAINS — A day after her worst outing of the season, Midland pitcher Kayla Bowren rebounded with a 1-hitter as the Lady Mustangs sprint past the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds 8-1.
Sloan-Hendrix’s lone hit was a bunt single in the sixth inning. Bowren struck out 17 and walked three.
Kayla Fortson hit three for three with a triple and two singles and five runs batted it. Farrah Turner added two singles, four stolen bases and an RBI while Casey Willard slapped two singles and Chelsea Grider hit two for two with two RBI.
Batesville High School is scheduled to host the District 2 Arkansas Officials Association spring business meeting on April 5, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association.
The meeting will be in the BHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. It is mandatory for all sports officials in District 2.
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.