Sam Neal of Lyon College and Leo Alvarez of Freed-Hardeman University have been named the TranSouth Athletic Conference Co-Players of the Week and Lyon’s Nick Salahub was named the TranSouth Pitcher of the Week, according to a news release from the conference.
BROCKWELL — The Viola Lady Longhorns defeated the Izard County Lady Cougars 3-0 in the championship game of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament here Tuesday.
Sarah Taylor pitched six complete innings for Izard County. She allowed three earned runs on three hits, walked three and struck out four.
To get to the title game, Izard County blanked Calico Rock despite not getting a hit. Calico Rock was charged with two errors, as was Izard County.
The Lady Pirates managed three hits, but Taylor didn’t allow a run or walk and struck out eight.
BROCKWELL — A freshman did big things for the Viola Longhorns Tuesday night as they defeated the No. 1 Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles 4-1 in the championship game of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament.
The game was originally scheduled to be played in Viola, but wet field conditions forced the movement to Brockwell, home of the Izard County Cougars.
Dolan Johnston blasted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and set the final score.
The Batesville Pioneers ended the high school baseball regular season with numbers that were more Pioneer-like.
First, they swept the Greene County Tech Eagles, their longtime 5A-East District rivals, in a couple of hard-fought, 5-4 decisions at the Batesville Recreation Complex on Monday.
Second, the Pioneers got back in the 20-count in the win column while improving their position in the district standings. They improved to 20-10 overall, 11-3 in the district and second behind the Forrest City Mustangs.
High school track and field: Southside at First Community Bank Sara Low Relays at Pioneer Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
Junior high track and field: Batesville at Pocahontas, 3:30 p.m.; Southside at 4A-2 District Meet in Heber Springs, 3:30
High school softball: Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Brockwell — Izard County vs. Calico Rock, 3 p.m., Hillcrest vs. Izard County-Calico Rock loser, 5, championship: Izard County-Calico Rock winner vs. Viola, 7 p.m.;
MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz were crowned the Class 1A North Region Tournament champions after defeating the Salem Lady Greyhounds 5-0.
Melbourne scored two runs in the first inning, one in the fourth and two more in the sixth.
Abby Miller hit a 2-run single in the sixth to set the final. Tori Rush was three for three with a double. Michelle Arnold and Kenzie Gillihan added two hits each.
Maggie Jo Cooper scattered four hits, walked none and struck out three en route to the victory.
High school softball: Class 2A North Region Tournament in Melbourne — Midland vs. Melbourne, Salem vs. Marked Tree, 1 p.m., consolation and championship games, 3; Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Brockwell — Hillcrest vs. Viola, 3 p.m., Izard County vs. Calico Rock, 5; Class 3A Region 3 Tournament in Tuckerman — Cave City vs. Rivercrest, 3
High school baseball: Greene County Tech at Batesville, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 3:30 p.m.; Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Viola — Hillcrest vs. Norfork, 6:30
LOCUST GROVE — Jeremy Tharp started his late model career in grand fashion Friday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
Tharp won the NeSmith Late Models feature event and it was the first night he’d raced in that class. Tharp beat Jason Wilkey, Travis Ashley, Gregg Pectol and Jason Goodman to the finish line. Only five cars participated in the late model division, which is making its return to BMS after a 10-year absence.
The Lyon College Pipers were outscored 17-4 in a doubleheader loss to the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions Friday in TranSouth Athletic Conference softball action at House Field.
In game one, the Pipers (20-22, 5-9) suffered an 11-0 loss in six innings. In game two, Lyon rallied from an early 6-1 deficit to close the gap to just two runs, but fell 6-4 to the Lady Lions (24-8, 11-3).
Lyon’s Tenequa Martin and Kristi Keller each recorded two hits in game one and starting pitcher Faith Richmond (8-11) suffered the loss.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lyon senior Sam Neal did just about everything in the Scots’ doubleheader sweep of the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans and starting pitcher Nick Salahub tossed in a complete-game, 2-hitter in the rubber game.
Lyon won game one 12-9 and took the finale 10-1 at Jackson Field, allowing the Scots to take the season series just a day after a 9-5 loss to the Trojans.