Archive - Mar 2011 - Sports Article
The Bryant Lady Hornets won two games Thursday in a tournament being held in Clarksville, Tenn.
Bryant head coach Debbie Clark said the trip was a bit of a hassle, trying to leave on a bus that wouldnâ€™t start and eventually landing themselves in bumper-to-bumper traffic 100 miles outside of Nashville, which required a police escort for the Lady Hornets.
â€śItâ€™s already been quite a trip,â€ť she said.
However, the team arrived focused and ready to play, winning 6-3 against tournament host Clarksville High School and 15-1 against Clarskville Northwest.
BENTON â€” It didnâ€™t take long for Bentonâ€™s Joseph Henry to prove he belong in the line up after missing the first few games of the season. In fact, it just took one at bat.
With a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the first, Henry hit a home run to the opposite field to give Benton a 2-0 lead early in the game.
â€śJoseph has a lot of power and we are glad to have him back in the line up,â€ť coach Mark Balisterri said. â€śHe is definitely going to be a big plus for this team.â€ť
Bryant and Arlington Country Day (Fla.) passed the lead back and forth three times on Wednesday at Sanford, Fla. but in the end Bryant pulled out an 8-4 win in seven innings over Arlington Country Day.
The Hornets broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the seventh with four runs thanks to two RBI singles by Dylan Cross and Tyler Brown.
Lucas Castleberry reached on an error to begin the inning and after Tyler Green ran for him, Landon Pickett singled to put runners on first and second with no one out.
Today the Bauxite Miners head to Jonesboro to play in the Extra Innings Spring Classic, which runs through Saturday.
While there, head coach Michael Mattox said the Miners need to cut back defensive errors and improve batting at the end of the lineup.
â€śIâ€™m looking forward to getting a lot better,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™ll be playing some good teams this weekend, and itâ€™llm ake us better for when we start conference play next week.â€ť