Archive - May 17, 2011 - Sports Article
SHERWOOD â The game of softball is all about momentum, and in Mondayâs semifinal game between Benton and Mountain Home momentum was being tossed between the two teams like a hot potato.
âWe got the most out of our momentum,â coach Eric Ryan said. âWe would get it and they would get it. We would go back and forth.â
The Benton Lady Panthers scored five runs in the seventh inning to defeat Mountain Home 7-5 to advance to their third straight 6A State Final in Fayetteville.
By beating Little Rock Catholic 7-6 Monday in the 7A State Tournament semifinals in Fort Smith, Bryant advances to the championship game, which it is looking to win for the second straight year.
The Hornets will take on championship-round host Conway at 5:30 p.m Saturday.
Head coach Kirk Bock, whose team is 23-6 on the year (10-4 7A Central), said Saturdayâs game against the Wampus Cats âis going to be a chore.â
âWeâre kind of tired of playing people in our conference,â Bock said, laughing.