Archive - Jun 2011 - Sports Article
In a 7 -on- 7 tournament at Ouachita Baptist University, the Benton Panthers finished with a record of 5-3 over two days.
The Panthers lost to Lake Hamilton twice and to Shiloah Christian. On the first day, they defeated Sheridan 12-10, lost to Lake Hamilton 24-22, lost to Shiloah Christian 28-12 and defeated Kirk Academy, a school from Mississippi, 30-0.
On the second day, Benton lost to Lake Hamilton 28-10, but defeated Shiloah Christian 20-2, Camden 28-22 and Warren 12-8.
Pine Bluff defeated McClendonâ€™s Appliance 10-3 in seven innings Thursday night at Bernard Holland Park. Pine Bluff scored a run in the first, one in the second, one in the third, one in the fifth, five in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Benton scored a run in the third and two in the sixth. Pine Bluff had 10 runs on eight hits and McClendonâ€™s had three runs on seven hits.
In the first, Ryan Bewley reached on a walk and after a passed ball would later score on a ground out by Levon Steward.
The Benton Sport Shop Legion baseball team defeated Lake Hamilton Tuesday 12-7 at Lake Hamilton High School.
Benton scored seven runs in the first, four in the third and one in the fourth. Lake Hamilton scored a run in the first, three in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth.
Benton had 12 runs on seven hits with three errors and Lake Hamilton had seven runs on seven hits with just one error.
â€śThat first inning was key for us,â€ť manager Johnny Mitchell said. â€śTheir pitcher was throwing a lot of balls and that was what started the game.
â€śWe got base hits at key times.â€ť
Arkansas State pitcher and Benton native Andy Ferguson was selected in the 18th round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2011 MLB draft.
â€śIâ€™m relieved,â€ť Ferguson said. â€śIt feels great. I donâ€™t even know how to put into words of how I feel right now.â€ť
Ferguson was the 546th overall pick in the draft but as of press time he was unsure of the details of his contract. The Kansas City organization was supposed to call him Tuesday night with the details, but Ferguson said through a text message that he had not heard from them yet.