April 23rd, 2012
BENTON â€“ If there is one team in the 6A conference with a better chance to win the state title than the Benton Lady Panthers, they have not made their way to Lady Panther Park in 2012. Since having their 18-game winning streak snapped last weekend in the Beebe/Searcy Tournament at the hand of Jonesboro Westside, Benton has ran their new streak to four straight after winning their 10th consecutive conference game on Saturday against Texarkana. After Friday was filled with rain and high winds, Benton was forced to reschedule until Saturday, where they won 7-3.
BAUXITE â€“ After losing their previous two games, the Bauxite Miners picked up a 4-2 win over the Episcopal Wildcats in non-conference play on Thursday in Bauxite. The Miners received good fundamental play, pitching and defense to hold on for the win.
â€śWe were real solid on defense and we bunted the ball real well,â€ť Bauxite Coach Michael Mattox said. â€śWe got two great bunts from our three-hole hitter and we got another good bunt from Blake Yates and thatâ€™s what got us going.â€ť
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets had no problem in dispensing the Little Rock Central Lady Tigers with a 10-0 victory in 7A Central conference action on Thursday in Bryant. The win put the Lady Hornetsâ€™ streak at 28 wins in a row, dating from last season. Bryant is now 25-0 overall and 8-0 in the 7A Central on the season.
Despite a long layoff, the Lady Hornets, two-time defending state champions, did what they do best â€“ win.