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Pitchers set tone for Bulldogs, Lady ‘Dogs


White Hall’s pitchers — of both genders —were in top form last week as the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs rang up several victories,

On Tuesday, April 9, Tyler Carr pitched a perfect game for the Bulldogs baseball team in the first game of a 5A-South doubleheader sweep of visiting Hot Springs.

Three days later, the Lady Bulldogs’ Sydnee Clark was all but perfect in her own right, pitching a five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 softball victory over visiting Camden Fairview. Only a hit batter prevented Clark from a perfect game.

Carr’s perfect game was the highlight of a 12-0 victory over Hot Springs on April 9. The Bulldogs won the second game, 11-1.

Tyler Zuber went 3 for 3, Percy Arnold hit 2 for 3 and Justin McCarty homered in the first game. Landon Reed also had two hits.

In Game 2, Daniel Sprinkle earned the win with three innings of work. He was relieved by Zuber, who had six strikeouts.

McCarty, Daniel Gray, and Dylan Quickel each had two hits.

White Hall 7, Camden Fairview 2

WHITE HALL — Tyler Zuber pitched a complete game, striking out 15 batters and allowing just four hits and a walk in a victory over Camden Fairview.

The victory allowed White Hall (13-4, 7-1 in 5A-South) to take a half-game lead on Watson Chapel for first place in the conference.

At the plate, Kirk Baugh lined three hits, and Landon Reed and Zuber had two hits for the Bulldogs.

SOFTBALL

WHITE HALL 16-15

HOT SPRINGS 1-0

White Hall swept a doubleheader over visiting Hot Springs on April 9.

In the second game, White Hall scored four runs in the fourth inning to invoke the mercy rule.

Karia Hall was credited with the win after giving up three hits in four innings with five strikeouts and two walks.

Hall was also 2 for 2 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs.

In the first game, White Hall scored 11 runs in the third inning and a run in the fourth inning.

Sydnee Clark earned the win after allowing one run (earned) on three hits in four innings. She also struck out nine batters with no walks.

Rachel Box hit a three-run home run in the third for White Hall.

White Hall 10, Camden Fairview 0

Sydnee Clark struck out eight batters without allowing a walk or a hit as the Lady Bulldogs claimed a shutout victory.

Clark also had two hits for the Lady Bulldogs, as did Karia Hall and LIndsey Williams. Hall and Williams both doubled.

The defending 5A state champions improved to 13-4 and 7-1 in the 5A-South with the win.

Sheridan 3, White Hall 2

SHERIDAN — The Lady Yellowjackets (16-2) defeated the Lady Bulldogs on Monday.

Sidney Bonner (8-1) earned the win for Sheridan.

BOYS SOCCER

Malone signs with Lyon College

WHITE HALL — White Hall’s Ben Malone signed a letter of intent on April 10 to play at Lyon College in Batesville.

Malone, a 6-foot-2 left attack and midfielder, was named the 2011 Southeast Arkansas Boys Player of the Year after scoring 13 goals and 11 assists and followed that up with nine goals and 10 assists the next season, en route to 5A All-State honors. He currently has 10 goals and seven assists with four games remaining in the regular season.

Malone also considered Central Baptist, Williams Baptist and Hendrix, but he said he chose Lyon because he likes the community.

White Hall 5, Hot Springs 2

Ben Malone had a goal and an assist as White Hall beat visiting Hot Springs on April 9.

Malone gave the Bulldogs (7-4-2, 2-2 5A-South) a 1-0 lead when he scored from 20 yards out on a deflection.

Ten minutes later, Kinzie Kight scored from 10 yards out. At the 22-minute mark, Malone made a pass to Ruben Zamora who scored to make it 3-0 in favor of the Bulldogs.

GIRLS SOCCER

White Hall 2, Hot Springs 1

WHITE HALL — The Lady Bulldogs (3-6-1, 1-3 5A South) earned their first conference victory on April 9 against Hot Springs.

Sarah Smith and Marleigh Pierce scored the Lady Bulldog’s only two goals in the first half.