Bears almost no-hit Trojans in baseball


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WOODLAWN — Gavin Johnston threw six hitless innings before Parkers Chapel broke up Woodlawn’s two-pitcher no-hit bid with two outs Thursday in a 9-1 Woodlawn baseball victory to open up 7-2A East Conference play.

The hit went off the glove of reliever Trey Hankins, who struck out two in the seventh inning. Johnston struck out eight and walked four.

Dillon Miller hit 2 for 3 with a three-run double in a five-run fifth inning for Woodlawn (15-3, 1-0 in 7-2A East). The Bears, who totaled six hits, opened with four runs in the first.

Daniel Rissinger also had a two-run single.

Dumas 4, Star City 2

STAR CITY — Blake Downen held Star City to four hits and threw four strikeouts in six innings, leading the Bobcats (11-2, 7-0 in 8-4A) past the Bulldogs (8-7, 3-4).

Trey Winchester earned the save in the seventh.

Rankin Teeter hit 2 for 4, Matthew Miller had two doubles, and Winchester hit an RBI triple for Dumas, which had eight hits total. Star City’s Hunter Johnson fanned eight in a complete-game loss.

Ridgway Christian 16,

Gospel Light 2

HOT SPRINGS — Eight players in the Ridgway lineup scored, helping the Eagles (4-3) to a win.

Cody Andersen and Cody Cheatwood each batted 3 for 4 for Ridgway. Jacob Andersen was 2 for 4, reaching base three times.

Cody Andersen also struck out six, walked three and gave up five hits in five innings for the win.

SOFTBALL

Pine Bluff 13-10,

Little Rock J.A. Fair 3-2

LITTLE ROCK — A total of five innings were played in the entire doubleheader between the winning Fillies (6-2, 2-2 in 6A-South) and War Eagles. The second game was called after two innings because of an altercation.

Freshman Jada Taylor hit a grand slam and Brittany Wright smacked a two-run home run in the first game. Wright went 4 for 4 in the doubleheader, and Taylor was 2 for 4, as well as Amber McDonald for Pine Bluff.

Ridgway Christian 17,

Garrett Memorial 16

HOPE — Madison Heflin broke a 16-all tie in the top of the seventh with a run to lift the Lady Eagles (3-2) to victory.

Heflin walked and stole two bases before crossing the plate on a fielder’s choice by Henley Tucker. Heflin, Ehvan Shaw, Beth Ann Rogers and Taylor Allen each had two hits for the Lady Eagles, while Hailey Wilkins and Rainey Davis led the team with three apiece.

Tucker threw nine strikeouts, the last one sealing the victory.