Taylor Morgan and Abbey Canon drove in two runs apiece in game one and Tenequa Martin pitched a 1-hit shutout in game two during the Lyon College Pipers’ 4-3 and 3-0 twinbill sweep of the Mid-Continent Cougars Tuesday afternoon at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
Lyon improves to 17-16 overall and is currently three and a half games behind TranSouth Athletic Conference leader Martin Methodist in the league standings at 5-4.
The Central Arkansas Christian soccer teams remained unbeaten in the 5A-East Conference with shutout victories at Pioneer Stadium on Tuesday.
The Mustangs won 6-0. The Lady Mustangs won 8-0.
The Mustangs outshot the Pioneers 17-4.
“There are reasons their winning the conference and they’ve got a chance of going unbeaten in the conference,” Batesville Coach TJ Stroud said. “What they really do well is taking advantage of your mistakes.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers made quick work of the winless West Helena Lady Cougars in a 5A-East District softball doubleheader Tuesday at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
The Lady Pioneers won 28-0 and 15-0 in run-ruled 3-inning contests.
In the opener, pitchers Angela Woods and Brooke Crowell combined for a no-hitter. Woods struck out four and walked none in two innings of work. Crowell struck out one while walking none in an inning.
Wet conditions after Sunday’s heavy rains resulted in several postponements on Monday, and rescheduling of those dates and earlier rain-outs resulted in numerous changes in area sports schedule.
The only sporting events for area schools that happened Monday were Cave City-at-Mountain View softball and Southside-at-Crowley’s Ridge Academy (Paragould) soccer.
See today’s “Sports calendar” on this page for the updated sports schedules.
LOCUST GROVE — Wendell Wallace rocketed around the 3/8-mile, high banked oval of Batesville Motor Speedway Friday night to win the Southern United Professional Racing Late Model feature.
Wallace, also known as “The Batesville Bullet,” lived up to his nickname in the 40-lap main event, leading the last 33 laps. Traffic became an issue late and helped Greenbrier’s Bill Frye, the polesitter, get the nose of his car close to Wallace’s back bumper by the time the checkers flew.
PARAGOULD — The Crowley’s Ridge Academy Falcons blanked the Southside Southerners in the second half here Monday while posting a 2-1 high school soccer victory.
Southside led 1-0 at halftime. Josh Harris scored with an assist from Tyler Sarracino.
“Both teams played well,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “All three goals happened in crazy ways. They just got one more good bounce than we did.”
Southerner goalie Kody White left the game midway through the first half after a head-to-head collision.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Cave City Cavewomen clinched a share of the Class 3A 1-East District championship with a 13-7 win over the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets here Monday.
Cave City will share the regular season title with Wednesday’s winner between Yellville-Summit and Flippin. The Cavewomen hold a tiebreaker over Flippin, but Yellville-Summit holds a tiebreaker over Cave City. That will come into play when the district tournament seeds are determined.
PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs secured second place in the Class 2A-2 District with a 10-5 win over Cotter here Friday.
The win also guarantees the Mustangs a region tournament berth.
Ben Lytle pitched all seven innings and recorded a career-best 15 strikeouts. He allowed six hits and hit three batters.
Midland trailed 4-1 early, but rallied with three runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves and Melbourne Lady Bearkatz each rallied big for a conference split here Friday.
First, Cedar Ridge scored eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win game one 12-11. Melbourne answered with a 4-run seventh to force extra innings in game two. The Lady Bearkatz went on to win 7-6 in nine innings.
“It was the biggest comeback I’ve ever been a part of,” Cedar Ridge Coach Danny Davis said of the game one rally.
Cedar Ridge recorded six hits and took advantage of two errors in that decisive inning.
The Lyon Scots and Freed-Hardeman Lions battled in a 3-game TranSouth Athletic Conference duel Friday and Saturday, and when all was said and done, the Scots grabbed a hard-fought 2-1 series win.
FHU took the series opener 7-6 Friday and then Lyon swept Saturday’s meetings 5-4 and 7-6 in extra innings.
High school baseball: Midland at McCrory, 4 p.m.; Hoxie at Hillcrest (Strawberry), 4; Cedar Ridge junior varsity at Bay, 5
High school softball: Cave City varsity and JV at Mountain View, 4 p.m.; Cushman at Black Rock, 4; Westside Consolidated at Cedar Ridge (Newark), 4; Bald Knob at Midland, 4; Guy-Perkins at Concord, 4; Hillcrest at Melbourne, 4; Sloan-Hendrix at Izard County (Brockwell), doubleheader, 4;
High school soccer: Southside boys at Crowley’s Ridge Academy (Paragould), 4 p.m.