Wildcats take 10th conference win


The host Watson Chapel Wildcats defeated the Hot Springs Lakeside Rams 5-3 on Tuesday, winning their 10th conference baseball game of the season.

Justin Pierce earned the win. He went six innings, allowing four hits and two unearned runs. Pierce was also 2 for 3 with an RBI triple.

Trevor Langford led Watson Chapel (16-5, 10-2 in 5A-South), going 3 for 3 with two RBIs. Cameron Banks was 1 for 2 with an RBI, and Josh Dardenne also added an RBI.

The Wildcats will host DeQueen on Friday for Senior Day.

White Hall 4, Camden Fairview 0

CAMDEN — The White Hall Bulldogs (15-4, 9-2 in 5A-South) left the Camden Fairview Cardinals scoreless Tuesday.

Tyler Zuber pitched a complete game, earning the win. Zuber allowed only one hit in seven innings, and striking out 17 Cardinal hitters.

Landon Reed, Percy Arnold, and Kirk Baugh each had two hits. Baugh had three RBIs.

The Bulldogs will travel to Hope on Friday.

Columbia Christian 12, Ridgway Christian 4

At Seabrook Family Christian Center, the Ridgway Christian Eagles (8-7, 4-5 in AACS South Region) fell to Columbia Christian on Tuesday.

The Eagles were up 1-0 in the first inning, then scored again in the fifth to make it 4-2.

In the top of the sixth, starting pitcher Blake Pennington was pulled for arm soreness and replaced with freshman Cody Andersen. Columbia took advantage, and scored 10 runs.

Offensively for the Eagles, Ezra Tole was 1 for 3 with two RBIs, and Demetrius McCullough also had an RBI.

Ridgway Christian will play Gospel Light on Thursday at Seabrook.

SOFTBALL

Sheridan 21, Pine Bluff 0

At Hill-Alford Field, the Sheridan Lady Jackets (22-2, 13-0 in 7A/6A-South) remain undefeated in conference play with a 21-0 victory over the Pine Bluff Fillies Tuesday.

Emily Hicks received the win. She allowed only one hit in four innings of work.

Sheridan put together 13 total hits.

Watson Chapel 10, Hot Springs Lakeside 0 (5 inn.)

HOT SPRINGS — Watson Chapel pitcher Lexie Downing allowed just one hit in five innings as the Lady Wildcats defeated Hot Springs Lakeside 10-0 on Tuesday.

Downing struck out eight and walked one. She was also 2 for 3 at the plate, including a home run in the third.

Lauren McCullough led the Lady Wildcats, finishing 3 for 3.

Watson Chapel improved to 11-2 in the 5A-South Conference and will host Sheridan in a non-conference game on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Ridgway Christian 8, Columbia Christian 2

At Seabrook, the Ridgway Christian Lady Eagles (11-2, 8-2 in AACS South Regon) gave Columbia Christian its first loss in two years on Tuesday.

Lauren Rose pitched a complete game for Ridgway. Rose allowed five hits, while also striking out five. Paige Popping, Crystal McVay, and Liz Lawrence each had two hits.

The Lady Eagles will face Garrett Memorial on Thursday at Seabrook.

Woodlawn 4, Junction City 3 (Monday)

NORPHLET — Woodlawn survived a late comeback attempt by Junction City to hold on for the 7-2A East District Tournament championship.

All four of Woodlawn’s runs came in the third inning. After Laynie Nelson and Rebecca Britt lined back-to-back hits, a misplayed ball at right field allowed two runs to score. Addison Adair and Callie Donaldson then knocked in a run apiece.

Junction City pushed a run across the plate in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Lily Henderson struck out six and scattered eight hits with one walk in a complete-game victory. Woodlawn totaled nine hits.

BOYS SOCCER

Hope 3, White Hall 0

HOPE — Hope scored two goals in the first half and one goal in the second half as the White Hall boys soccer team fell 3-0 on Tuesday.

Hope’s goals came at the 13-, 26- and the 55-minute marks.

White Hall fell to 2-4 in the 5A-South but has secured a spot in the state tournament, which will be held in Harrison beginning May 9.

GIRLS SOCCER

White Hall 3, Hope 2 (SO)

HOPE — White Hall keeper Ally Stewart blocked three shots in the shootout and the Lady Bulldogs defeated Hope 3-2 to secure a spot in next week’s 5A state tournament.

Molly Pierce scored the only goal of the overtime.

White Hall was trailing 2-0 in the second half, but a goal from Mariah Ramirez at the 45-minute mark and Sarah Smith at the 74-minute mark tied the game.