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March 16th, 2011
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.