Bentonville High 16-16, Sylvan Hills 1-1
Megan Crownover and Jenna Wildeman each hit an inside-the-park as part of an 11-run outburst, and Bentonville rolled past Sylvan Hills in the first game of Friday's nonconference doubleheader played at Arkansas Tech in Russellville.
Bentonville (26-2) already led 2-0 when Crownover hit a line drive and circled the bases, driving in McKenzie Vaughan and Keelah Griffth. Wildeman then added her three-run shot when she circled the bases after a line drive to center field.
The Lady Tigers belted out 20 hits, with Haley Cornell, Vaughan and Crownover having four hits apiece. Crownover led Bentonville with four RBIs, followed by Wildeman with three.
In the second game, Cornell had a home run and drove in five runs while Rebekah Brandon and Emmy Carter each hit a home run.
Cornell had a two-run double as part of a six-run second inning. All three home runs came in the third, with Brandon hitting a solo shot, followed by Cornell's two-run blast and Carter's solo blast.
4A-1 Conference Tournament
Gravette 7, Lincoln 2
Bailey Elmore allowed just three hits and struck out for to lead the Lady Lions to a semifinal win Friday night.
Gravette (18-6) advanced to today's 2:30 p.m. championship game against Pea Ridge with the win. Lincoln will play in the third-place game at noon against Berryville.
Keeley Bulza was 3-for-4 with a double and RBI for Gravette. Sumer Kaba was 2-for-3 and Gabbi Scott was 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot.
Kinley Webb was 2-for-3 for Lincoln (16-8).
Lincoln 3, Huntsville 0
No. 2 Lincoln had its hands full with No. 7 Huntsville in the first-round of Thursday.
The game was scoreless until Lincoln's Ayden Massey drilled a two-out single to score a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning. Lincoln senior first baseman Tristan Cunningham blasted a solo home run in the fifth to account for Lincoln's other run.
Lincoln advanced to Friday's semifinal against Gravette. The championship game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today.
Gravette 12, Prairie Grove 1
No. 3 Gravette took an 8-0 lead after four innings and cruised from there.
The Lady Lions scored five runs in the third inning, highlighted by Sumer Kaba's two-run triple.
Berryville 13, Gentry 7
Berryville led 8-2 only to have Gentry rally with five runs in the fifth before the Lady Bobcats pulled away late.
Sophomore Eve Linz started a five-run Berryville blitz in the sixth with a single. Kate Powell plated her with a triple. Lora Grace Hill turned a Gentry error into a triple. The next batter was hit by a pitch and Maleah Bryant drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly. Lexi Woods' smacked a solo home run to cap the scoring.
3A-1 West Conference Tournament
Cedarville 4, Greenland 2
Lucy Shelly struck out 12 to lead the Lady Pirates to the conference tournament championship game.
Cedarville (12-5) managed just enough offense as Heather Hudson drove in two runs.
Katlyn Sutton had an RBI single for Greenland (4-20).
Charleston 7, Elkins 5
The Lady Tigers almost squandered a big lead but held on to advance to the finals.
Charleston will take on Cedarville at 2:30 p.m. today in the championship game in Greenland.
The Lady Tigers led 7-2 before Elkins scored three in the sixth inning.
Sierra Montgomery was 2-for-3 for Charleston. Lacey McKenzie earned the win with 11 strikeouts.
Dugan Lyndsey was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Elkins, who all take on Greenland at noon today in the third place game.
Bentonville West 6, Morrilton 1
Will Jarrett had two hits and scored a pair of runs as West claimed a nonconference win on Senior Night over Morrilton.
Jarrett broke up a scoreless game in the third inning when he single and came home on a double by Joey Aden, who scored along with Seth Schonauer on a throwing error and made it 3-0. Jarrett added an RBI single in the fourth and scored on another Devil Dog error.
Jaron Jenkins allowed one run on six hits over five innings and recorded the win, while three Wolverine relievers finished the game.
4A-1 Conference Tournament
Shiloh Christian 11, Lincoln 0
Walker Williams fired a no-hitter and the No. 1 Saints scored six runs in the first inning and cruised to a first-round win Thursday night.
Williams struck out two batters in the second and third innings, and struck out the side in the fourth in a dominating performance.
Sophomore Sawyer Duddleston hit a two-run double for the Saints, who will take on the winner of Friday's game between Gravette and Huntsville at 10 a.m. today in the semifinals. The championship game of the tournament is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today.
Pea Ridge 4, Gentry 0
Tyler Odell threw only 82 pitches in a dominating performance as the No. 2 Blackhawks blanked Gentry.
Jakota Sainsbury left the game after suffering an injury sliding into third with the Blackhawks leading 2-0 in the third. Josh Rugger came in as a pinch-runner to replace him and scored on Hayden Holtgrewe's sacrifice fly.
The Blackhawks will take on the winner of Friday's game between Prairie Grove and Berryville at noon today.
Preps Basketball on 04/28/2018
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