WC moves back into 1st-place tie


CAMDEN — Watson Chapel didn’t stay out of first place for long.

Josh Dardenne struck out eight Camden Fairview batters in a complete game, and Watson Chapel took a 10-2 baseball victory Thursday. With the win and Hot Springs Lakeside’s 1-0 victory over White Hall, Watson Chapel (15-5, 9-2 in 5A-South) moved back into a first-place tie in the conference with White Hall.

White Hall beat Chapel 3-2 on Monday to take first place outright.

Dalton Barker and Jaylan Jackson each had one hit for Chapel, but both batted in three runs on doubles. Jacob Owen also had a hit with two RBIs.

Watson Chapel hosts Lakeside on Tuesday.

Hot Springs Lakeside 1, White Hall 0

HOT SPRINGS- The Bulldogs (12-4, 7-2 in 5A-South) was one-hit in a loss to the Rams on Thursday.

Tyler Carr was charged with the loss. Tyler Zuber was 1 for 2, with White Hall’s only hit. The Bulldogs will travel to DeQueen Monday.

Clinton 9, Dollarway 8 (8 inn.)

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cardinals were knocked out of the 2-4A District tournament by the Yellowjackets on Thursday in eight innings.

Dollarway was up 7-2 in the fourth inning, before allowing five runs on misjudged fly balls.

A.J. Oliver pitched a complete game for Dollarway. He had 10 strikeouts and six unearned runs.

The Cardinals scattered 13 hits Thursday.

Ridgway Christian 15, Pulaski Home School 12

At Seabrook Family Christian Center, the Eagles (6-4, 4-4 in AACS South) defeated Pulaski Home School 15-12 on Thursday.

Jacob Andersen was 3 for 5 with one RBI, and Blake Pennington was 2 for 2 with four RBIs for Ridgway. Ezra Tole was 1 for 3 with a home run.

Cody Andersen earned the win, going five innings with six strikeouts. He was also 2 for 3 and scored four runs.

The Eagles will play Columbia Tuesday at Seabrook.

Bryant 4, Sheridan 0

SHERIDAN — The Yellowjackets (10-12, 5-7 in 7A/6A-South) received their seventh conference loss to the Hornets on Thursday.

Keaton Ramsey pitched a complete game for the Yellowjackets, giving up five hits.

Bryant scored one run in first, another in the third, and two in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the fourth, Hunter Strong and Wyatt Daggett led off with two consecutive singles, but Sheridan couldn’t capitalize.

The Yellowjackets will play Prescott Monday at Ouachita Baptist University.

Star City 16, Crossett 12

STAR CITY — The Bulldogs (16-7, 11-2 in 8-4A) defeated the Eagles on Thursday.

Austin Powell earned the win. He went four innings, had three strikeouts, on four unearned runs.

Two seniors played their last home game for the Bulldogs: Zack House, who was 2 for 5 with two doubles, and Jackson Haynes who was 2 for 4 with a double and a single.

Blake Wynn was 3 for 3, Austin Capps 3 for 4, and Powell 2 for 3.

The Bulldogs will travel to Monticello on Monday, as they take on the Billies for the conference championship.

SOFTBALL

White Hall 7, Hot Springs Lakeside 0

HOT SPRINGS — The Lady Bulldogs (15-4, 9-1) defeated the Lady Rams Thursday.

Sydnee Clark was in the circle for the Lady Bulldogs. She went seven innings, allowed only two hits, and had 13 strikeouts.

At the plate, Abby Weaver was 3 for 4 with a double and Clark, Kayla Reap, and Rachel Box each had two hits.

White Hall had a total of 14 hits for the evening. The Lady Bulldogs will travel to DeQueen on Monday.

Clinton 15, Dollarway 0

HEBER SPRINGS — The Lady Cardinals (0-9) were no-hit and put out of the 2-4A District tournament Thursday.

Laravan Canada took the loss. She went three innings, and had one strikeout.

Sheridan 8, Bryant 1

SHERIDAN — Olivia Reed earned the win for the Lady Jackets. She allowed two hits and had six strikeouts.

For Sheridan, Sidney Bonner was 2 for 3 with two runs scored, and two stolen bases. Morgan Cotton was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Hunter Clark was 1 for 2 with two RBIs and a run scored. Taylor Norman was 1 for 3 with an RBI, and Olivia Reed was 1 for 2 with an RBI.

The Lady Jackets will travel to Pine Bluff on Tuesday.

Ridgway Christian 13, Pulaski Home School 3

At Seabrook, the Lady Eagles (10-1, 7-1 in AACS South) beat Pulaski Home School on Thursday. Lauren Rose received the win, going seven innings with six strikeouts. Rose was also 4 for 4 with three RBIs. Madison Heflin, Paige Topping, and Bethann Rodgers each had two hits.

The Lady Eagles will play Garrett Memorial in Hope on Monday.