Wildcats move to 5-0 in 5A-South baseball

DE QUEEN — The Watson Chapel Wildcats improved to 5-0 in 5A-South Conference baseball and earned their 10th win of the season with a 6-0 victory over the De Queen Leopards on Friday.

Josh Dardenne was on the hill for the Wildcats (10-3). He went seven innings, allowed two hits and struck out eight.

Jacob Owen was 2 for 4 with two RBIs for Watson Chapel, which will travel to Magnolia on Tuesday.


Sheridan 15, Pine Bluff 0 (3 inn.)

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Jackets needed only three innings to defeat the Pine Bluff Fillies 15-0 in 7A/6A-South softball Friday.

Sidney Bonner earned the win for Sheridan (14-1, 6-0 in 7A/6A-South). She had five strikeouts and allowed two hits.

Also for Sheridan, Allison Stipes was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Madison Crosby went 2 for 2 with two runs scored and two RBIs and Olivia Reed and Tiffany Easter each went 2 for 3 with a couple of RBIs.

Sheridan will play at Russellville at 10 a.m. today.


White Hall 5, Hope 4 (PK)

WHITE HALL — White Hall recovered from a 2-0 deficit at halftime to defeat Hope 5-4 on penalty kicks Friday night at home.

Ben Malone, Ruben Zamora, Garrett Griffith, Jordan Lawson all scored goals in the overtime to give the Bulldogs the win. White Hall (6-4-1, 1-2 in 5A South) cut Hope’s lead to 2-1 at the 5-minute mark of the second half. A shot from Tyler Maynard bounced off the keeper and Lawson was able to poke it in from about 5 yards out.

At the 22-minute mark, Kinzie Kight dribbed the ball into the White Hall offensive corner. He crossed the ball to the far post and Zamora was able to put in the top of the goal to tie the game.

Hope took a 1-0 lead at the 10-minute mark in the first lead and scored again from about 35 yards out to take a 2-0 lead at the 38-minute mark.

Hope had a chance to win the game with about 46 seconds left after White Hall committed a foul from about 25 yards out. But the shot missed and the game remained tied at the end of regulation.

White Hall’s William Tietz, who filled in at keeper after the Bulldogs’ regular keeper suffered a concussion last week, earned his first ever win at that position.

Tietz had not practiced in goal any this season but he blocked 10 shots in the win.

The game was a rematch and a remake from a state tournament match from two years ago. That game also ended in penalty kicks.


Hope 2, White Hall 1

The White Hall girls soccer team falls to 0-3 in the 5A-South conference after dropping a 2-1 game to Hope Friday night.

The Lady Bulldogs were tied 1-1 at halftime but Hope scored a goal at about the 20 minute mark to take a 2-1 lead and eventual win.

White Hall’s Sarah Smith scored a goal thanks to an assist from Maria Ramirez in the first half. White Hall will host Stuttgart on Monday with the first game scheduled to start at 5 p.m.