Bears blast JV Wildcats in Bock Classic


Woodlawn scored five runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 12-3 win over the Watson Chapel JV in the consolation round of the Billy Bock Classic Friday night at Taylor Field.

Steven Allbright was credited with the win, after allowing two runs on one hit with six strikeouts and one walk in four innings of work.

Watson Chapel’s Austin Rushing was credited with the loss.

Trey Chapman led Woodlawn at the plate, finishing 2 for 3 with two RBIs. For Chapel, Blake Phillips had a RBI single and Elijah Samuels had a two-run single.

Woodlawn scored three runs in the second, one in the third, two in the fourth and one in the sixth. The game was called after the sixth inning due to a time constraint.

Chapel scored all three of its runs in the fourth inning.

Woodlawn (5-2) will play Arkadelphia at 11:30 a.m. today at Taylor Field. The Watson Chapel JV will play Bald Knob at 9 a.m.

Stuttgart 5, Batesville 4

STUTTGART — The Stuttgart Ricebirds held off a late inning rally by the Batesville Pioneers to win 5-4 at home Friday night.

Trailing 5-3 in the top of the seventh, Stuttgart scored a run to cut the deficit to just one. Stuttgart’s Geere Elam struck out the last batter to seal the win.

Elam picked up the win, working 3 1/3 innings, allowing one run (earned) on one hit with three strikeouts.

Stuttgart starter Andrew Hoskyn allowed three runs (all earned) on four hits in 3 1/3 innings of work. The Ricebirds (1-3) scored three runs in the bottom of the first and two runs in the fourth inning. They combined for eight hits.

Jon Curtis led the Ricebirds at the plate, finishing 3 for 4 with a run and three RBIs. Taylor Daniels was 1 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Sheridan 8, Malvern 3

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Yellowjackets scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as they defeated the Malvern Leopards 8-3 Friday night at home.

Lathan Wylie led the Yellowjackets at the plate, finishing 3 of 4 with a run scored and three RBIs. Sheridan (4-3) also scored two runs in the fourth. The Yellowjackets combined for seven hits.

Malvern scored a run in the second, a run in the third and a run in the sixth.

Sheridan’s Hunter Strong finished 1 for 4 with two runs and a RBI. Tadd Daggett was 0 for 2 with a run and an RBI.

Wyatt Daggett pitched six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits with nine strikeouts. Tyler Raney closed out the game and struck out a batter.

Sheridan will open the 7A/6A-South Conference season on Tuesday against Lake Hamilton.

SOFTBALL

Watson Chapel 3, Texarkana 2

BENTON — Meagan Greer hit a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Watson Chapel Lady Wildcats defeated Texarkana 3-2 in the Drew Melton: Forever Young Memorial Tournament hosted by Benton High School.

Lexie Downing pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on seven hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks.

For Watson Chapel, Megan Moore was 2 for 3 and Downing was 1 for 2. Lauren McCullough hit 1 for 2, Natalie Johnson batted 1 for 3, Lauren McFall went 1 for 3 and Sydney Crossett was 1 for 3.

Chapel also scored a run in the third inning. Texarkana scored a run in the first and a run in the fourth.

Watson Chapel (3-1) will play the winner of Friday’s Nashville/Vilonia game today at 10:30 a.m. at the Benton Softball Complex.

BOYS SOCCER

White Hall 3, Stuttgart 1

WHITE HALL — Ben Malone earned a hat trick Friday as the Bulldogs (4-2) knocked off the Ricebirds.

Jordan Lawson assisted on the first two goals by Malone, who scored in the 12th and 22nd minutes. Stuttgart ended the shutout at the 28th minute, rebounding as the ball bounced off the keeper.

Kinzie Kight crossed the ball to Malone for his third goal with 4 minutes left in the game.

White Hall had 16 shots on goal to Stuttgart’s nine.

The Bulldogs will play at Warren on Tuesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

White Hall 0, Stuttgart 0

WHITE HALL — White Hall controlled possession for most of the game but could not net a goal Friday in a scoreless tie.

White Hall (2-3-1), however, had several shots on goal and played strong defense against Stuttgart.