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March 14th, 2013
POYEN - The 2013 softball season, though it is still early, has been good to the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals thus far. After winning 6 of its first 7 contests, including a 6-1 win over Arkadelphia on Monday, Harmony Grove got back to work on Tuesday, adding yet another win to the stat sheet.
With red-hot bats and golden gloves, the Lady Cardinals took down the Lady Indians of Poyen with a 19-1 rout on the road. Led by great hitting and stellar pitching, the Lady Cardinals paced their way to a 7-1 start to the year.
BRYANT â€“ For the baseball purist, Tuesday nightâ€™s 7A/6A South conference opener between rivals Benton Panthers and Bryant Hornets was the game to be at. The Panthers topped the defending 7A State Champion Hornets 1-0 in a pitcherâ€™s duel between Benton senior left-hander Coulton Lee and Bryant senior right-hander Nate Rutherford.
BENTON â€“ After defeating Russellville 9-1 in the opening round of the Benton Panther Invitational, the Benton Panthers finished the tournament in third place, losing to North Little Rock 3-0 on Friday, but handling Hot Springs Lakeside 6-2 on Saturday.
The Panthers (2-1) ran into a buzz saw against North Little Rock as starting pitcher Preston Oberling and reliever Spencer Byrd combined to give up one hit against Benton, while striking out 15 Panthers.