CAVE CITY — They Cave City Cavewomen dominated another conference opponent here Wednesday with a 16-0 declawing of the Valley View Lady Tigers.
Cave City scored six runs in the first inning and set the final with 10 in the second. The game lasted just two and a half innings.
The Cavewomen have outscored their conference opponents 62-1 in just three games. Cave City is averaging almost seven runs an inning against league foes.
Marshall, Bergman and Valley Springs have been the victims.
Harding swept the Lyon College Invitational golf tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Monday and Tuesday, according to a news release from the college.
Harding’s men finished 36 strokes better than Central Baptist and 71 better than Lyon.
Harding shot a team total of 615, which is 39 over par. CBC (651), Lyon (686), Hendrix (702) and John Brown (710) complete the team scores.
CLARKSVILLE — Pitcher Tenequa Martin picked up a win in each game of the Lyon College Pipers’ 4-3 and 7-1 twinbill sweep of the University of the Ozarks Lady Eagles Wednesday in a nonconference meeting.
With the sweep, Martin (7-3) has won three straight decisions. The sweep also gives the Pipers (14-11) six straight wins and their eighth victory in the last nine games.
Martin pitched 11 2/3 innings during the doubleheader, including a complete-game victory in game two.
The Lyon College Scots and University of the Ozarks Eagles padded their offensive statistics Wednesday at Scots Field. The Scots won the nonconference baseball game 16-13.
It is the 17th time in 36 games that the Scots have recorded a double-digit run total. The win also ended a season-worst 4-game losing streak for Lyon. The Scots are 25-11.
The home team recorded 18 hits and five of those were for extra bases. Garry Richards, Evan Segler, Nick D’Amico and Zac Wallace doubled and Sam Neal cleared the left-field fence for the game’s only home run.
The Area 16 Special Olympics Games are set for Friday at Southside High School’s Stewart Field.
Competition in the school-age division is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Adults are slated to begin competing at 4 p.m.
Approximately 230 athletes had registered as of last week, Diane Wentz, one of the organizers said. Among the schools and organizations represented are Batesville, Southside, Cushman, Cave City, Evening Shade, Heber Springs and Mountain View public schools and White River Specialized Industries and New Directions.
The answer came quickly.
“We rebounded from that terrible game Monday,” Batesville Coach Mark Rush said when asked what pleased him most about the Pioneers’ dominating 14-3 and 24-5 5A-East District victories over the Blytheville Chickasaws Tuesday at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
The Pioneers answered quickly, too. They scored eight runs in the third inning of the opener, breaking a 1-1 tie. They scored 12 runs in the first inning of the nightcap, responding to the Chicks’ 3-run top of the first.
The Pioneers also answered in the details.
College baseball: University of the Ozarks at Lyon, 2 p.m.
College softball: Lyon at Ozarks (Clarksville), doubleheader, 3 p.m.
High school baseball: First Community Bank Pioneer Classic (1A-4A Division) at Batesville Recreation Complex — Heber Springs vs. Walnut Ridge, Cave City vs. West Side-Greers Ferry, 4 p.m., Marked Tree vs. Bald Knob, Riverview vs. McCrory, 6, Tuckerman vs. Cave City-Greers Ferry winner, 8; Cedar Ridge at Tuckerman, 4; Izard County at Black Rock, 4
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Central Arkansas Christian thrashed Batesville in a couple of 5A-East District soccer matches here Tuesday.
The Mustangs, new members of the district, blanked the Pioneers 7-0. CAC’s Luke Sandlin and Ryan Lamberson scored three goals apiece.
The Mustangs outshot the Pioneers 23-6. Pioneer goalies Vivien Ramirez and Caleb Posey recorded 12 and four saves, respectively.
FLIPPIN — The Flippin Bobcats held off a furious second-half rally to post a 6-5, nonconference high soccer victory here Tuesday over the Southside Southerners.
Flippin led 5-1 at halftime.
“That was probably the worst first half of soccer we’ve played this year,” Southside Coach Jason Weaver said. “We made mental mistakes and physical mistakes. That said, I was proud the kids came back and gave us a chance to win. If you can gain from a loss, we may have gained something.”
Riverview, McCrory and Tuckerman advanced into the semifinals of the small school division of the Pioneer Classic baseball tournament Wednesday night.
Riverview eliminated Cedar Ridge 10-5, McCrory bid farewell to Viola 9-1 and Tuckerman blasted Mountain View 12-0 — all at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
The Cave City-West Side Greers Ferry game that was scheduled to be played at Lyon on Tuesday has been moved to the complex for this afternoon at 4.
MELBOURNE — Melbourne’s Michelle Arnold and Maggie Jo Cooper combined for a 1-hitter against the Midland Lady Mustangs in a 7-0 Class 2A-2 contest here Tuesday.
Midland’s lone hit came in the third inning off the bat of Colby Thomas.
Arnold pitched the first four innings, before giving way to Cooper.
Melbourne opened the game with a pair of runs in the first inning. Two more crossed in the second, one in the third and another double dose in the fifth.
Kristen Smith recorded the game’s only extra-base hit, a triple.
Wet fields forced the cancelation of several high school softball and baseball games set for Tuesday.
The Batesville-at-Blytheville doubleheader was rescheduled for April 13 and the Black Rock-at-Izard County games were moved to today at Black Rock. The Cushman-at-Hillcrest softball games have not been rescheduled.