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FAYETTEVILLE --The Davenport cousins took care of Bentonville Tuesday with a big assist from Emory Kincaid.

Luke Davenport pitched into the seventh inning and hit a run-scoring double to lead the Bulldogs to a 2-0 victory over the Tigers in 7A-West Conference action at Bulldogs Stadium. Davenport's cousin, Jacob Davenport, got the final two outs after Bentonville put runners on first and second.

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Monday’s Scores

Van Buren 4, Bentonville West 3

Bentonville High 5, Fayetteville 4

Springdale High 10, Rogers Heritage 0 (5)

Rogers High 1, Springdale Har-Ber 0

Tuesday’s Scores

Springdale High 10, Rogers Heritage 6 (8 innings)

Van Buren 14, Bentonville West 9

Fayetteville 2, Bentonvile 0

Springdale Har-Ber 9, Rogers High 1

Designated hitter Brooks McDowell lined a pitch toward third base, where Kincaid made the play of the game when he dove to his left and caught the ball for the second out. Jacob Davenport then struck out Payton Allen to end the game.

"With two guys on, that ball could've gotten into the corner and scored one or two runs," Fayetteville coach Scott Gallagher said of Kincaid's diving catch. "He made a couple of good plays going to his left, and that was a big one. When he makes plays like that, it gives our pitcher a lot of confidence."

Bentonville (4-2, 1-1) beat Fayetteville 5-4 on Monday with the help of two Fayetteville errors in the seventh inning. Fayetteville won the rematch Tuesday despite being held to one hit.

Fayetteville (5-3-1, 1-1) scored the only runs in the sixth inning after Nathan Lyons held the Bulldogs without a hit through five. Beau Stuckey drew a leadoff walk from Austin Gotula and scored on a run-scoring double by Luke Davenport into left-center field. Weston Tate followed with a sacrifice fly to right field to give Fayetteville a 2-0 lead.

Luke Davenport (2-0) earned the victory after holding Bentonville to one hit in 6.1 innings. Ryan Kneeshaw hit a single in the second inning but he was thrown out trying to steal second. Sam Golden and Kneeshaw had the other singles for Bentonville in the seventh.

Davenport also threw a shutout during his first win over Fort Smith Northside.

Springdale Har-ber 9, Rogers High 1

The Wildcats took advantage of control problems by Rogers pitchers to pull away for the win Tuesday at Veterans Park.

Har-Ber (6-1, 1-1 7A-West) scored four runs on just one hit in the fourth inning to take a 6-1 lead and cruised to the win behind Treshon Paschal. Rogers pitchers walked six batters in the inning.

Lucas McCain added a three-run double in the sixth to set the final score. Lead-off man Blaze Brothers went 3-for-4, drove in a run and scored twice to lead Har-Ber. Mac McCroskey and Blake Adams drove in two runs each, while Jake Williams added two hits.

Paschal picked up the win, allowing a run on four hits over 6.1 innings. He struck out eight and walked one.

Andrew McGlynn's double drove in the Mounties' lone run in the second to tie the game 1-1. Mason Griffin took the loss, allowing three runs on four hits over three innings. He walked four and struck out two. Rogers dropped to 4-1, 1-1.

Springdale High 10, Rogers Heritage 6 (8 innings)

The Red Bulldogs responded with a five-run eighth inning after Rogers Heritage rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, to claim the 7A-West Conference win Tuesday at Veterans Park.

Cooper Combs went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, including an RBI-double in Springdale's big eighth inning. Ben Roach also had three hits and scored twice. Austin Wages added three hits and two RBIs for Springdale (7-2, 2-0). Roach picked up the win in relief, allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits over 3.1 innings.

Dylan Qualls led Heritage (1-7, 0-2), going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Vance Tobol also added two hits.

Van Buren 14, Bentonville West 9

Van Buren erupted for nine runs in the second inning, then held off West to complete the sweep over the Wolverines at the Wolverine Athletic Complex.

Leadoff hitter Landrey Wilkerson went 5-for-5 with five RBIs and four runs scored for the Pointers, including a three-run home run to complete the outburst and gave Van Buren a 12-2 lead.

Jason Gloeckler had three hits and drove in two runs for West (5-2, 0-2), which pulled within 12-9 after five innings before Van Buren scored twice in the seventh. Seth Schonauer added three hits and drove a run.

Sports on 03/14/2018

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