Posted: April 20, 2017 at 1 a.m.
Fayetteville 2, Springdale Har-Ber 1
The Purple’Dogs (13-12, 8-2) regained the top spot in the 7A-West behind an opportunistic offense and solid pitching by Hayes Cox.
Barrett Banister doubled, moved to third on an error and scored what proved to be the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Emory Kincaid in the fifth inning. Kincaid tripled and scored Fayetteville’s first run on a wild pitch in the third.
Cox (4-2) allowed one run on six hits while striking out five and walking three in 62/3 innings for the Purple’Dogs.
Caleb Grace, whose sixth-inning homer accounted for Har-Ber’s lone run, scattered three hits and struck out four in six innings for the Wildcats (16-8, 7-3).
Van Buren 4, Springdale High 0
The Pointers’ Ethan Holmes threw a complete game one-hitter Wednesday to lead Van Buren to a weekly split of the Red’Dogs. Holmes struck out nine and did not walk a batter.
Leadoff hitter Andrew Roach had the lone base hit for Springdale, who drops to 12-11 overall and 4-6 in the 7A-West.
Van Buren’s Evan Jones did the bulk of the offensive work in the win, driving in three runs as part of a 2-for-3 day. Nursing a 2-0 lead in the sixth, Jones’ two-run home run provided insurance for Van Buren.
Bentonville West 17, Rogers Heritage 3
The Wolverines scored 11 runs over the final two innings to roll past the War Eagles in 7A-West Conference play.
Bentonville West (11-10, 2-8) got two hits each form from different players. Kendall Thorton went 2-for-3 with two walks, scored a run and drove in two. He also picked up the win, allowing three runs (two earned) over six innings while striking out eight and walking one.
Will Jarrett, Jason Glockerler, Hunter Mayes and Seth Schoenauer had two hits each also. Gloeckler scored four runs and drove in one, while Mayes, Jarrett and Schoenauer drove in one run each.
Dylan Qualls and Ben Pollock had two hits each for Heritage (6-16, 2-8 7A-West). Qualls hit a two-run home run in the fifth to pull the War Eagles within 6-3. But West scored six in the sixth and five in the seventh to take control.
Russellville 4, Siloam Springs 1
The Cyclones took advantage of strong pitching and four Siloam Springs errors to win a 5A/6A District 1 game Wednesday at James Butts Baseball Complex.
Peyton Golden (5-2) pitched five solid innings for the Cyclones (11-9, 6-4), allowing one run on three hits. He was also hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to give the Cyclones a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning.
Russellville scored two runs on three Siloam Springs errors in the seventh to go up 4-1. Joel Barker worked the final two innings to earn the save for the Cyclones.
Chance Junkermann (3-4) only gave up one earned run in seven innings for the Panthers (9-14, 4-7). Siloam Springs scored its only run of the gave when Josh Hunt singled in the fourth and later scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Landon Nickell to tie the game 1-1.
Springdale High 7, Van Buren 5
The Bulldogs took an early lead and held on to earn a big conference home win Tuesday.
Springdale led 6-0 before the Pointers scored five runs in the sixth inning.
Ryne Whitaker was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Springdale. Ben Roberts was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Michael Harrington was 2-for-4 with a triple. Sabino Nino added a double for the Bulldogs.
Chase Moore and Bryson Patrick each had two doubles for the Pointers.
Tyler Turner earned the win and Andrew Roach pitched 11/3 innings to earn the save.
Farmington 9, Clarksville 0
Cade Fenton and Ben Silvis combined on a no-hitter to lead the Cardinals to a 5A-West Conference win on Tuesday.
Fenton went six innings and struck out nine, and Silvis pitched a perfect seventh inning and struck out two.
The Cardinals (16-8) bashed four Clarksville pitchers for eight hits, including three extra-base hits. Fenton was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Tyler Gregg smacked a solo home run.
Farmington will return to action today at 5 p.m. against Prairie Grove.
West Fork 8, Gravette 6
A seven-run fifth inning lifted the Tigers.
Trey Grubbs and Timmy Farmer drove in two runs each for West Fork.
Brody Parsons homered and drove in two runs for Gravette. Dalton Cook was 3-for-4 with a double.
Huntsville 13, Valley Springs 6
The Eagles banged out 12 hits to down Valley Springs on Tuesday.
Jack Eaton was 2-for-4 with a double, and Clay Siegrist tripled and drove in two runs for Huntsville. Remington Cozad, Tanner Harris and Kent Mayes had two hits each.
Benden Sharp was 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Valley Springs.
Bentonville High 12, Springdale Har-Ber 0
Cailey Cochran threw a one-hitter for her sixth shutout in seven starts, and Jenna Wildeman had a grand slam as Bentonville defeated Har-Ber in a 7A-West Conference game Wednesday at the Tiger Athletic Complex.
Cochran (7-0) lost her bid for a no-hitter when Honesty Holt singled with one out in the fourth. The sophomore faced two above the minimum and struck out nine.
Every starter had at least one hits for Bentonville (22-1, 9-1), with Megan Crownover, Wildeman and Tymber Riley having three hits apiece. Wildeman’s grand slam came in the fifth inning and forced the 10-run rule into play.
Gravette 6, Gentry 1
Hannah Cole went 4-for-4 to lead the Lady Lions to a 3A/4A Conference win.
Cole smacked two doubles and drove in a run for Gravette. Cally Kildow doubled and tripled in addition to pitching a complete game with 14 strikeouts. Gabbi Curtis had two hits for Gravette.
Alyssa Kelton took the loss for Gentry.
Springdale Har-Ber 1, Sprindale High 0
Har-Ber’s Cearra McPherson struck out 16 Lady Red’Dogs and threw a one-hitter to lead the Lady Wildcats a 7A-West conference win.
Magen Roberts, who went 2-for-3, drove in the lone run of the day for Har-Ber. Springdale sophomore starter Zoe Schmidt gave up 10 hits, struck out four and walked six in arguably her strongest start of the season. Whitnee Patterson collected Springdale’s one hit in the loss.
Har-Ber moved to 7-14 overall and 3-6 in league play. The Lady Red’Dogs fell to 0-9 in conference.
Gentry 6, Lincoln 5 (8 inn.)
The Pioneers earned a walk-off win in the bottom of the eighth after scoring three runs to tie the game in the seventh.
Alyssa Kelton earned the win, allowing nine hits with one strikeout. She was also 2-for-4 at the dish. Harley Stanfield added a double and Taylor Hull drove in two runs.
Gravette 15, Gentry 0
Cally Kildow allowed just one hit over four innings and the Lady Lions run-ruled West Fork on Tuesday.
Kildow struck out nine with Sarah Greenlee getting West Fork’s lone hit.
Keeley Bulza was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Gravette. Bailey Elmore was 3-for-3 with a homer, and Sumer Kaba was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Kildow was also 2-for-4 with four RBIs.
Fayetteville 7, Bentonville West 0
Reagan Resz and Morganne Browning recorded hat tricks for the Lady Purple’Dogs. Browning finish with four goals total, including two in each half.
Fayetteville (12-3, 7-2) led 4-0 at the half and the scoring began when Resz scored the first of her three first-half goals off a corner kick by Georgia Templeton.
Myra Tubb had three assists during the match.
Fayetteville returns to action at Rogers High on Friday.
Siloam Springs 6, Greenwood 0
The Lady Panthers rebounded nicely Tuesday after suffering their first loss in more than a month the night before.
Siloam Springs scored all six of its goals in the first half and the second half was cut down to 20 minutes of play via the Arkansas Activities Association sportsmanship rule in a shutout victory against Greenwood at Smith-Robinson Stadium.
It was the ninth shutout victory of the season for Siloam Springs, which saw its 10-match winning streak snapped on Monday, April 17, with a 4-3 loss at Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington.
Juniors Audrey Maxwell and Brooklyn Buckminster each scored two goals, while Buckminster also recorded two assists. Megan Hutto and Jocelyn Andrade also scored goals for Siloam Springs, while Sydney Bomstad and Meghan Kennedy each added assists.
Maxwell’s two goals added to her single-season school record, which now stands at 30, while Hutto recorded her 13th goal, which ranks second on the team. Buckminster now has seven goals and four assists, while Andrade scored her first goal.
Bomstad got her sixth assist and Kennedy’s assist was her second on the year.
Siloam Springs 2, Greenwood 0
Siloam Springs scored a pair of second half goals and picked up a shutout victory over the Bulldogs in a 5A/6A District 1 match Tuesday at Smith-Robinson Stadium.
Jack Bos assisted on Francisco Sifuentes’ goal in the 42nd minute to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. The score was Sifuentes’ fourth goal of the year and Bos’ second assist
Christian Marroquin provided the assist on Eli Jackson’s goal in the 58th minute as Siloam Springs pulled ahead 2-0. It was Jackson’s seventh goal of the year and the seventh assist for Marroquin.
The shutout was the fifth of the season for the Panthers.