Six-run sixth gives Badgers consolation win


Arkadelphia scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome a 7-6 deficit and defeated Woodlawn 12-7 Saturday in the consolation final of the Billy Bock Classic at Taylor Field.

Arkadelphia already had one big inning when it scored five runs in the third to take a 5-2 lead. Woodlawn (5-3) had two runs each in the first and fourth innings and three in the fifth for a 7-5 lead, then the Badgers cut the lead to one run in the fifth.

J.P. Aiken went 3 for 3 with two RBIs to lead the Bears at the plate. Jacob Richardson hit 2 for 3, Brett Boyd went 2 for 4 and Steven Allbright was 1 for 2 with two RBIs.

Aiken worked the first three innings on the mound, giving up three hits, a walk and two strikeouts. Trey Chapman allowed three hits and a walk in 2 1/3 innings, but gave up the six runs in the sixth to suffer the loss. Chapman struck out one.

Boyd pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief. He and Chapman were named to the all-tournament team.

Woodlawn will play at Crossett at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bald Knob 12, Watson Chapel JV 1

Bald Knob scored seven runs in the third inning in defeating the Watson Chapel JV 12-1 in five innings on the final day of the Billy Bock Classic at Taylor Field on Saturday.

Bald Knob’s Hayden Evans pitched five innings, allowing one run (earned) on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Tristen Falwell was 3 of 3 with two runs and four RBIs to lead Bald Knob. Trevor Hydron was 2 of 2 with a run and a RBI. Grant Glaze was 1 of 1 with two RBIs and a walk.

Bald Knob also scored three runs in the first and two in the second. Chapel JV scored its only run in the first inning.

Statistics for Chapel JV were not available.

Stuttgart 16, Arkansas Baptist 7

LITTLE ROCK — The Stuttgart Ricebirds scored early and often in a 16-7 win over Arkansas Baptist on Saturday in a tournament at UALR.

Hunter Harris earned the victory for Stuttgart after 2 1/3 innings of work, allowing six runs (all earned) on six hits with three walks and one strikeout.

Geere Elam pitched 3 1/3, allowing just three hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

The Ricebirds scored three runs in the first, six in the second, four in the sixth and three in the seventh inning.

Arkansas Baptist scored two runs in the first, four in the third and one in the fourth.

For Stuttgart, Ragen Counce was 3 of 5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Jon Curtis was 3 of 4 with three runs, two RBIs and a walk. Elam was 3 of 3 with three RBIs, a walk and a run scored.

Harding Academy 16, Stuttgart 14 (8 inn.)

LITTLE ROCK — The Ricebirds fell 16-14 to the Wildcats in eight innings on Saturday despite racking up 13 hits and 14 runs.

Dontrell Brown racked up five RBIs on four hits for Stuttgart. He singled in the first, fourth and seventh innings.

Geere Elam was credited with the loss, after he allowed two runs (both earned) on four hits in one inning of work. He also had a strikeout.

Starter Jay McGee pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits with five walks and four strikeouts. Stuttgart scored two runs in the third, nine in the fourth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. Harding Academy scored two in the fourth, eight in the fifth, and two runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth.

For Stuttgart, Preston Earlywin was 3 of 5 with three RBIs and a run scored. McGee was 1 for 2 with four walks. Jon Curtis was 2 of 6 with a RBI, two runs and a walk.

Ridgway Christian 19, Gospel Light 2 (Fri.)

PEARCY — Brothers Cody and Jacob Anderson hit back-to-back solo home runs in the fifth inning, and Ridgway Christian improved to 2-0 on the season with a blowout of Gospel Light at Lake Hamilton High School.

Blake Pennington (1-0) pitched the victory and went 4 for 5 at the plate. Demetrius McCullough and Larry Tate each went 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

Ridgway will visit Pulaski Home School on Tuesday.

SOFTBALL

Ridgway goes 3-0 in tourney

Ridgway Christian opened its season with three victories in a round-robin tournament at Regional Park on Saturday.

Ridgway defeated Cornerstone Christian 8-7 in the first game and then won two games against area traveling teams — 5-4 over ZT and 10-1 over Aftershock.

Against Cornerstone, Paige Topping went 2 for 3, and Lauren Rose and Madison Heflin each had a hit.

Crystal McVay and Heflin each batted 2 for 3 against ZT. Heflin hit a triple in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Topping drove her home on a fielder’s choice for the victory.

McVay, Heflin and Topping each had a hit against Aftershock.

Ridgway will host Life Way Christian at 1 p.m. Thursday at Seabrook Family Christian Center.