Archive - Mar 18, 2011 - Sports Article
The Lady Hornets knocked off the defending 5A State Champions Friday in the Tournament of Champions held in North Little Rock.
Bryant, the defending 7A Champions, beat Greenbrier 1-0 thanks to a solo home run by junior Jessie Taylor, her third on the season.
Bryant head coach Debbie Clark said, â€śIt was a really good game. We faced a great pitcher.â€ť
Bryant (5-1, 1-0 7A Central) now faces the winner of Friday nightâ€™s matchup between Searcy and Foreman. The Lady Hornets play in the tournament semifinal game at 10:15 a.m. today at Burns Park.
GLEN ROSE â€” A recurring theme for the Harmony Grove Cardinals this season has been their inconsistency. In Fridayâ€™s 10-6 loss to Glen Rose, it was no different.
â€śThat is the story of our season so far,â€ť Harmony Grove coach Brandon Kelly said. â€śOne game as a team we will bat .530 and the next game we will bat .190.
â€śLast night, we put together a complete game and tonight was inconsistency and that goes back to us being young there is no excuse.
â€śMentally we melted down tonight.â€ť
The Miners traveled Thursday to Magnet Cove, where they beat the Panthers 9-8.
Bauxite head coach Michael Mattox said, â€śWe fought hard tonight. That game was especially hard at the end.â€ť
Sophomore Chris Revas started on the mound for the Miners, pitching 6 1/3 innings and striking out eight batters. In the fifth inning, a line drive hit him in the ear, splitting it open and causing the game to be stopped while coaches tended to him.
However, Revas asked to stay in the game. Mattox, laughing, said, â€śI think he was more effective after he got hit.â€ť
GLEN ROSE â€” In a roller coaster of a game Thursday, the Glen Rose Lady Beavers came back to tie Central Arkansas Christian twice, and eventually win 7-6 in extra innings.
Down one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Glen Rose sophomore Rebecca Tuggle tied the game with a solo home run.
Then, in an extra eighth inning, sophomore Heather Whitfield scored the winning run on a dropped fly ball to right field hit by senior Hollie Boles.
Glen Rose head coach Kyle Lem described his team as a â€śfun bunch to coach.â€ť
â€śIâ€™m proud of them,â€ť he said. â€śThey came on strong.â€ť