Springdale Har-Ber 11,
Joplin (Mo.) 6
Blake Thompson, Blaze Brothers and Blake Adams each drove in two runs Friday as Har-Ber again rallied to grab its ninth win of the season.
The Wildcats trailed 6-3 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, but that’s when things changed as Har-Ber scored the final eight runs of the game, including three in the fourth and sixth innings.
Thompson hit a two-run single in the fourth to pull Har-Ber within a run and Adams tied the game at 6 with an RBI single of his own. Brothers then plated two in the fifth to put the Wildcats ahead for good.
Treshon Paschal earned his second win of the season by throwing three scoreless innings and striking out three. In the field, the teams committed a combined nine errors – Har-Ber 4, Joplin 5.
Benton 5, Bentonville High 3
Benton jumped out with a 3-0 lead in the first inning, then held off Bentonville to claim a nonconference win Friday in Benton.
Kam’Ron Mays-Hunt went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs for the Tigers (5-8). Nathan Lyons pitched one inning and suffered the loss for Bentonville, which resumes 7A-West Conference play Tuesday against Springdale Har-Ber at Arvest Ballpark.
Neosho, Mo. 5,
Rogers Heritage 4
The War Eagles couldn’t overcome an early 4-0 lead in losing the nonconference game Friday at Veterans Park.
Junior Landen Clines went 2-for-4, scored a run and drove in a run, while Dylan Qualls also added two hits for the War Eagles (4-9). Clines doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to pull Heritage within 5-4, but the War Eagles couldn’t push across the tying run. Ethan Gates and Vance Tobol each drove in a run.
Noah Guill took the loss, allowing five runs (all earned) on nine hits over 4.2 innings. He struck out two and walked three. Finian Doherty threw 2.1 shutout innings for the War Eagles.
Ozark, Mo. 5, Rogers High 2
The Mounties fell behind 3-0 after three innings and never recovered in their nonconference road game.
Grayson Lee went 3-for-4 and drove in a run, while Luke McFadden and McKaden Templeton added two hits each for Rogers (5-7). Timmy Howard also drove in a run for the Mounties.
Freshman Matthew Watson took the loss, allowing two runs (both earned) on four hits over two innings.
Pea Ridge 13, Gravette 3
Jakota Sainsbury pitched a two-hitter and struck out seven in a run-rule win Thursday.
Hayden Holtgrewe led a 12-hit attack for Pea Ridge, going 3-for-4 with a double and 3 RBIs. Sainsbury was also 3-for-4 with a double. Cole Wright was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and Will Feemster drove in 3 runs. Westin Church was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs.
The Blackhawks battered four Gravette pitchers for 12 hits and 12 earned runs. The Lions also walked 10 batters.
Bentonville High 3, Mena 0
Bentonville scored its first two runs without a hit and went on to post a victory over Mena in Friday’s opening round of the Van Buren tournament.
Alyssa Downey added an RBI double for the Lady Tigers. Maddy Prough, meanwhile, fired a one-hitter to extend her scoreless string to 32 consecutive innings and struck out 12 of the 16 batters she faced.
Bentonville High 10, Atkins 0
Cailey Cochran threw a one-hitter and struck out 11 batters during her second straight shutout as Bentonville (11-0) won its second game in Van Buren.
Payton Wilderman, Haley Cornell and Jordan Gartman each had a home run and drove in three runs. The Lady Tigers blew the game open with a seven-run outburst in the fourth.
Bentonville will continue tournament action today in Van Buren.
Rogers Heritage 7, Morrilton 0
Sarah Pollock tossed a one-hitter and struck out 10 to lead the Lady War Eagles to the win Friday at the Conway tournament.
Pollock walked one batter and also hit one, but kept the Lady Devil Dogs off the scoreboard. Brittney Dean went 1-for-3 with a double, drove in two runs and scored one. Lauren James also doubled and drove in a run, while Kelsey Hamlin added an RBI for the Lady War Eagles (4-8).
Bentonville West 1
Kalia Cartwright held West to six hits and struck out five Lady Wolverines as she led Greenwood to an opening-round win Friday in Van Buren.
Five different batters drove in at least one run for Greenwood, which scored four runs in the third and added a threerun sixth. West picked up its run in the sixth when Jazmine Dodd singled and later scored on Emily Roberson’s single.
Rogers High 7, Scranton 0;
Sheridan 3, Rogers High 1
Sarah Hulsey went 2-for-3 with triple and drove in four runs to lead the Lady Mounties to the win in the River City Rumble in Van Buren on Friday.
Faith Edwards also drove in a run in support of pitcher Kaylan Melvin, who picked up the win. She threw a shutout, allowing two hits over five innings, while striking out three and walking none.
In the nightcap, Sheridan scored two in the sixth inning to snap a 1-1 tie and advance in the winner’s bracket. Hulsey hit her third home run of the season, a solo shot, for Rogers (5-2) to tie the game.
Farmington 8, Lake Hamilton 0
Paige Devecsery pitched a four-hit shutout as the Lady Cardinals advanced in the Lady Cat Invitational on Friday.
Devecsery (5-1) went four innings and struck out 3 to earn the win.
A six-run second inning was the difference for Farmington (9-4).
Alyssa Reed, Cambre Strange, Carley Antwine, Kaylee Purifoy, Madison Parrish and Anna Bennett each collected one hit, and the Lady Cardinals played error-free defense.
Farmington will take on Conway at 10:30 a.m. today.
Bentonville West 8,
Springdale Har-Ber 0
Hallie Wacaser shut out Har-Ber on three hits and went 4-for-4 with a home run as West defeated the Lady Wildcats for the second time in as many days.
The Lady Wolverines (12-3) scored three times in the first inning before Wacaser hit a two-run shot in the second. She also drove in West’s final run in the fifth, while Jazmine Dodd went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs.