Skip to main content

Syndicate contentLocal Sports

Bryant has ups, downs in Tenn. tourney

March 28, 2011

After getting off to an impressive start Thursday, the Lady Hornets floundered Friday at an invitational tournament held in Tennessee.
Bryant head coach Debbie Clark said her players gathered their composure Saturday, but by the time the girls started making headway against the competition, a storm rolled through and caused officials to cancel the tournament.
Clark said other coaches were impressed by the Lady Hornets’ tenacious play during their two wins Thursday. Bryant beat Clarksville High School 6-3 and Clarskville Northwest 15-1.

Bryant wins final game of invitational

March 26, 2011

The Bryant Hornets defeated East Ridge High School (Fla.) 4-2 Friday night to win the Northwest Powerade Classic in Sanford, Fla.
The Hornets scored two runs in the second, one in the third and one in the fourth, and withstood a rally by East Ridge to complete the tournament sweep.
Landon Pickett led off the bottom of the second with a single to right field. After a strikeout, Evan Jobe singled to right field between first and second to put runners on first and second.

Championship game called in first inning

March 26, 2011

The championship game of the 2011 Central Arkansas Invitational was called Saturday due to poor field conditions.
Benton and Shiloh Christian began playing but didn't finish the first inning after three Panthers pitchers struggled get their footing.
Benton head coach Mark Balisterri stopped the game and called the umpires and Shiloh's coaches over to the mound, where everyone agreed the field's conditions were unsafe to play on.
"They couldn't get a feel at all," Balisterri said. "Their coach agreed. He said their players would've gone through the same thing.

Arkadelphia beats Glen Rose 11-1

March 25, 2011

The Beavers dropped to 6-4 on the season Friday after losing 11-1 to Arkadelphia.

Glen Rose's lone run came in the second inning when sophomore Ethan Beard came home off a sacrifice fly. He had reached base on a single and stolen second base.

Glen Rose head coach Chase Meyers said, "We just couldn't put hits together, and we left a lot of runners stranded.

"I think we left people stranded just about every inning."
He said, "And, when we did get some people on base, they'd make a couple of good plays to retire the side."

Benton advances to tourney finals

March 25, 2011

BENTON — Benton broke a 5-5 tie with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to eventually defeat Fayetteville 8-7 in the 2011 Central Arkansas Invitational Friday night.

“We got down early, and they hit the ball,” coach Mark Balisterri said. “They had seven hits in two innings and they scored five runs.

“I told the guys, ‘Look, if we are going to give up runs, early is when you want to give them up. This way you have a chance of fighting back.’”
“Just peck away and we don’t have to get it all back in one inning.”

Lady Hornets impress in Tennessee tournament

March 25, 2011

The Bryant Lady Hornets won two games Thursday in a tournament being held in Clarksville, Tenn.

Bryant head coach Debbie Clark said the trip was a bit of a hassle, trying to leave on a bus that wouldn’t start and eventually landing themselves in bumper-to-bumper traffic 100 miles outside of Nashville, which required a police escort for the Lady Hornets.

“It’s already been quite a trip,” she said.

However, the team arrived focused and ready to play, winning 6-3 against tournament host Clarksville High School and 15-1 against Clarskville Northwest.

Panthers top Sylvan Hills in first round

March 25, 2011

BENTON — It didn’t take long for Benton’s Joseph Henry to prove he belong in the line up after missing the first few games of the season. In fact, it just took one at bat.

With a runner on second and one out in the bottom of the first, Henry hit a home run to the opposite field to give Benton a 2-0 lead early in the game.

“Joseph has a lot of power and we are glad to have him back in the line up,” coach Mark Balisterri said. “He is definitely going to be a big plus for this team.”

Hornets top Arlington Country Day on day two

March 24, 2011

Bryant and Arlington Country Day (Fla.) passed the lead back and forth three times on Wednesday at Sanford, Fla. but in the end Bryant pulled out an 8-4 win in seven innings over Arlington Country Day.

The Hornets broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the seventh with four runs thanks to two RBI singles by Dylan Cross and Tyler Brown.

Lucas Castleberry reached on an error to begin the inning and after Tyler Green ran for him, Landon Pickett singled to put runners on first and second with no one out.

Miners head to Jonesboro for baseball tourney

March 24, 2011

Today the Bauxite Miners head to Jonesboro to play in the Extra Innings Spring Classic, which runs through Saturday.

While there, head coach Michael Mattox said the Miners need to cut back defensive errors and improve batting at the end of the lineup.

“I’m looking forward to getting a lot better,” he said. “We’ll be playing some good teams this weekend, and it’llm ake us better for when we start conference play next week.”

SOFTBALL: Bryant takes winning ways to Tennessee

March 23, 2011

After winning the Tournament of Champions in North Little Rock last weekend, the Bryant Lady Hornets are taking the show on the road for spring break

Starting Thursday, Bryant (7-1, 1-0 7A Central) will be in Clarksville, Tenn., for a tournament lasting through Saturday. If they play like they did against Mountain Home on Saturday, the Lady Hornets are sure to impress the competition.

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes