Digest For 3-19-13


LOCAL

UAPB baseball, softball games moved

Today’s Central Arkansas at Arkansas-Pine Bluff baseball game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. and will be played at Taylor Field.

The Central Baptist-UAPB softball doubleheader scheduled for today has been moved to 1 p.m. Wednesday. It will still be played at the Torii Hunter Softball Complex.

STATE

Arkansas State sweeps UALR

LITTLE ROCK — Bradley Wallace struck out a career-high eight batters and gave up just one run on six hits as Arkansas State defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 7-5 Sunday at Gary Hogan Field.

The victory was the 12th straight over UALR and marked the four straight series the Red Wolves (14-6, 3-0 SBC) had swept from the Trojans.

Wallace earned his second quality start of the season by pitching six innings and gave up just one run on six hits for his third victory of the season. Seth McWilliams pitched the seventh and eighth innings for ASU before giving way to John Koch in the ninth, who picked up his third save in as many days.

ASU led 2-1 after five innings and tacked on four more runs in the top of the sixth inning.The Trojans scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to cut the lead to 6-4.

ASU will travel to Columbia, Mo., for a two-game midweek series against the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Razorbacks face Memphis in first round of WNIT

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team faces Memphis in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, it was announced by the selection committee via email Monday.

The Razorbacks host Memphis Thursday, March 21, in a 7 p.m. tip, in Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas was an automatic qualifier and has been to five WNIT Tournaments and has appeared in two WNIT Tournaments under current head coach Tom Collen (2009, 2011). Arkansas is 11-3 all-time in the WNIT winning the title in 1999, reaching the semifinals in 2000 and the quarterfinals in 2001 under Collen.

NATIONAL

Woods dating Vonn

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn confirmed they’re dating.

Two months after rumors began circulating in Europe, Woods and Vonn posted separate items on their Facebook pages Monday afternoon to announce their relationship. The posts include photos of golf’s 14-time major winner and the Olympic and World Cup downhill ski champion.

Vonn is recovering from right knee surgery — something familiar to Woods — after a Feb. 5 crash that ended her season. Her divorce from Thomas Vonn after more than four years became official in January. They separated in 2011. Vonn, whose maiden name is Kildow, decided to keep Vonn as her last name after the divorce.

Bryant out with ankle injury

Kobe Bryant missed his second straight game Monday night while recovering from a severely sprained left ankle as well as the flu.

Bryant initially injured his ankle on the final play of a loss to the Hawks last week, landing on the foot of Atlanta’s Dahntay Jones.

Bryant, the fifth-leading scorer in NBA history, spent two days trying to his way back, and played the first quarter in Indiana Friday night. But he sat out the remainder of the victory.