April 30th, 2011
The Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets defeated Pine Bluff 13-3 Friday night, scoring two in the first, three in the second and seven in the fifth. Pine Bluff scored two runs in the first and one in the third.
Hannah Hicks pitched three and 1/3 innings, allowing six hits with six strikeouts and four walks. Sydney Bonner pitched an inning and 2/3 of relief but did not allow a hit or a walk.
In the first inning, Hannah Hicks led off with a walk and Lauren Sweeten reached on an error. Jordan Jones singled for a RBI and Allison Stipes tallied a RBI on a fielderâ€™s choice.
BENTON â€” The Benton Panthers got a break in conference action Friday night and pulled away with a win, defeating Pulaski Academy 11-9 at home.
Benton scored five runs in the third inning, four in the fourth and two in the sixth. Pulaski Academy scored a run in the second, two in the fourth, three in the sixth and three in the top of the seventh.
Benton coach Mark Balisterri said his team got off to a slow start against the Bruins, but accounted toward having to play â€śthree emotional games in a row.â€ť
Neither the Miners nor the Lady Miners will be advancing to the 4A Regional Tournament after losing Friday night in each respective 4A-7 District Tournament.
Both lost to Ashdown, the Miners falling 10-6 in six innings and the Lady Miners losing 7-6 in seven.
The Miners, a No. 6 seed in the tournament held in De Queen, beat Oak Grove Thursday to advance to the game against No. 3 seed Ashdown.
The Lady Miners played two games Friday during their tournament, which was held in Ashdown, winning the first 13-3 against Pulaski Academy, but eventually losing the second to Ashdown.