Digest for 02-20-13


COMMUNITY

Little League Softball sign-ups Saturday

The final day of registration for American-Eastern Little League Softball is Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Registration is held at Monroe-Ryburn Field, next to Goodfaith Church in the Watson Chapel area.

All registrants should bring a birth certificate and three proofs of residence. The fee is only $75 for the first child and $25 for the second in the family.

Call Judy Brumett at 329-6976 or Cecil Van Veckhoven at 692-6800 with any questions. Online registration is available at pbaells.org.

LOCAL

CBC-UAPB softball moved to March 6

Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s home softball game against Central Baptist, which was scheduled for Tuesday, has been moved to March 6.

UAPB (0-4) next will play four games in the Central Arkansas tournament Saturday and Sunday.

Boll Weevils blow out Scots

MONTICELLO — Arkansas-Monticello won its seventh straight baseball game Tuesday, defeating Lyon College 13-0.

UAM (8-3) had nine hits, including five for extra bases and three home runs. Chad Miller (grand slam), Hunter Allday (two-run), and Ray Johnson (solo) launched the homers.

Freshman Zack McKnight earned his first career victory on the mound, pitching five innings and allowing one hit with four strikeouts and four walks. UAM allowed three hits against Lyon (8-3).

Weevils’ Agredano named player of week

MONTICELLO — UAM junior shortstop Ben Agredano recorded a 1.000 slugging percentage with two home runs in the past weekend’s three-game conference sweep of Northwestern Oklahoma State, and that helped him win the honor of Great American Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

Agredano, of Anaheim, Calif., batted 7 of 13 with five RBI and five runs scored.

NATIONAL

Scott, Pace among five Jets let go

NEW YORK — The New York Jets cut linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace Tuesday in a five-player purge to move the team closer to the National Football League’s salary cap.

The Jets also released offensive lineman Jason Smith, a No. 2 draft pick, and safety Eric Smith, and placed tight end Josh Baker on waivers, the team said in an emailed release.

The moves will save the team $24.2 million under the NFL’s payroll limit and leave them about $2 million above the cap, according to ESPN.

“Every one of these players was a major contributor to our football team,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said in the release. “They have the work ethic and attitude that you look for in players.”

— Staff and wire reports