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Although Glen Rose gave up two runs against Bismarck, all were unearned and the Beaversâ€™ pitching roster essentially threw a combined no-hitter in their 12-2 win Tuesday.
Glen Rose head coach Chase Meyers said, â€śI didnâ€™t seem like we were pitching that well, because we had a couple of errors and they had runners on.
â€śBut our guys stopped the bleeding, and it couldâ€™ve been a lot worse.â€ť
Earning the win for Glen Rose was freshman Clay Holicer, who gave up two unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings. He walked three batters and struck out two, while hitting two with pitches.
HASKELL â€” The Miners jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
Bauxite beat Harmony Grove 6-0 Tuesday, scoring all of its runs in the first three innings thanks to good hitting, smart base running and well-executed defense.
Bauxite head coach Michael Mattox said, â€śWe were much more solid on defense. We acted like we knew what we were doing, and we were in position.â€ť
On the other end, Harmony Grove head coach Brandon Kelly said, â€śWe werenâ€™t mentally tough today. It showed when we got ready in warmups; we were clowning around and werenâ€™t focused at the task at hand.
BENTON â€” During Monday's practice, the Benton Lady Panthers worked exclusively on getting runners in. In their two losses in the Bootsie Gordon Tournament, Benton left 11 players on base.
"We sat down and looked at the games we won and the games we lost," coach Eric Ryan said. "I know one of things we have been doing is leaving runners on base.
"We got to do whatever it takes to get runners in. It doesn't if it is a bunt, a push or hitting a ground ball."
FAYETTEVILLE â€” John Pelphrey made his feelings clear on his way out at Arkansas.
The former Razorbacks coach, speaking for the first time since being fired by athletic director Jeff Long on Sunday, said Monday that he didnâ€™t feel he was given enough time to complete a turnaround at the school.
â€śI do not agree with the decision yesterday to make a change,â€ť Pelphrey said. â€śI do not. I absolutely do not. Obviously, I would have liked more time. It takes time to build stability in a program. Every situation is different. This situation was different.
Three days after losing to Vilonia 1-0 in the semifinals of the Bootise Gordon Memorial Tournament, the Benton Lady Panthers will host Vilonia at the Benton Softball Complex beginning at 5 p.m.
The game was already scheduled to be played at Vilonia, but inclement weather forced Vilonia to move the game to Benton. Vilonia won the tournament on Saturday, defeating Lake Hamilton 5-2 in the championship game.
Bentonâ€™s Jessica Smith pitched four innings in the semifinals, allowing five hits, no strikeouts and one walk.
You could say winning the Walmart Open on Beaver Lake is sort of a Blaylock family tradition.
At least, it is now after Keeton Blaylock, 20, of Benton won the FLW Tour event held March 3-6 as a co-angler, earning $20,000.
His brother, Stetson Blaylock, 23, of Haskell, a professional on the tour, won the four-day event event three years ago.
This was the younger Blaylock's first tournament win, and one that he said held special meaning, considering its location.
Editorâ€™s note: The Courier is reprinting the following updated article on Saturdayâ€™s game, originally published in Sundayâ€™s edition of the Courier, because several errors by the original reporter â€” a non-staff, contributing writer â€” were inadvertently overlooked the first time around. The Courier regrets the errors and apologizes for any inconvenience, as we strive for accuracy in all we do and are committed to correcting our mistakes accordingly.
The day started off well for the Benton Panthers when they traveled to Bryant to face the Hornets on Saturday afternoon.
BENTON â€” The Benton Panthers lost to Central Arkansas Christian Friday night after two runs in the fifth inning gave the Mustangs a three-run cushion as they went on to win 6-2 at Panther Field.
With runners on first and second and leading 3-2 in the top of the fifth, CAC would score their first run of the inning when Benton pitcher Justin Vincent over threw the third baseman. CAC pitcher Joey Pinney laid down what would have been a sacrifice bunt, but Vincentâ€™s throw sailed allowing David Downs, who reached on an infield single to lead off the inning, to score.
The Glen Rose Lady Beavers defeated Woodlawn 14-2 Monday after scoring six runs in the first, three in the second and five in the fourth.
â€śWe hit the ball well especially for it being so early in the season,â€ť coach Kyle Lem said. â€śI was actually surprised.
â€śThey helped us out a lot too with their six errors.â€ť
Hollie Boles led off the second inning with a double and scored on a triple by Rebecca Tuggle tripled in the gap. Tuggle scored the second run of the inning after Tiffany Houpt singled. Katie Petersonâ€™s single with two outs scored Houpt.