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Benton downs Pine Bluff


BENTON — The Benton Panthers scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to rally from a one run deficit and defeat the Pine Bluff Zebras 5-4 Tuesday night at Panther Stadium.

Colton Nix led Benton with three hits and two RBIs as the Panthers also scored a run in the first and two in the second.

Pine Bluff scored two runs each in the first two innings.

Adam Graham was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI. Kacy Higgins was 1 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Jaylon Deshazier takes the loss after allowing five runs (two earned) on five hits with two walks and four walks in a complete game effort.

Jacob Cooper picked up the win for Benton. He struck out five batters and allowed just one in five innings of relief.

Star City 15,

Lake Village 0 (3 inn.)

STAR CITY — Austin Powell faced 10 batters and struck out nine as the Star City Bulldogs defeated Lake Village 15-0 in three innings on Tuesday.

Powell did not give up a hit or a walk.

Star City (15-4, 8-1 8-4A) walked nine times and had four hits. Hunter Logan was 2 for 2 with two RBIs.

Max Ross was 1 for 2 with three RBIs and Garry Hill had a triple and three RBIs and a run scored.

Star City scored eight runs in the first and seven in the second.

Malvern 11,

Stuttgart 7

MALVERN — Despite out-slugging Malvern 11 hits to three, the Stuttgart Ricebirds lost 11-7 to the Leopards on Tuesday night.

Malvern scored four runs in the first, three in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth. Malvern had 12 walks in the game.

Stuttgart scored two in the third, two in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Blake Marks, Weston WIlks Michael Smith and Carter Ward had two hits each for the Ricebirds.

Stuttgart starter Spencer Simpson lasted just 2/3 of an inning and allowed four runs (all earned) on two hits with three walks and one strikeout.

Derek Fletcher pitched three innings of relief. He gave up three runs (all earned) on one hit with five walks and one strikeout.

White Hall 10,

Hot Springs 1

HOT SPRINGS — Cade Canada gave up just one unearned run in six innings of work as the White Hall Bulldogs defeated Hot Springs 10-1 Tuesday night.

Canada struck out seven, walked two and allowed just two hits. Jake McNulty struck out all three batters in the seventh inning to end the game.

Antiowne Luster led the Bulldogs at the plate, finishing 4 for 5 and Caleb Carr was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a walk.

Daniel Sprinkle had two hits, three RBIs and three runs scored.

White Hall (9-6, 5-2 5A South) will play at Camden Fairview on Thursday.

Sheridan 7,

Texarkana 2

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Yellowjackets rallied from a 2-0 deficit with five runs in the bottom of the third as they defeated Texarkana 7-2 at Oliver Williams Field Tuesday night.

Tyler McKenzie pitched the final four innings in the win as Texarkana managed just four hits.

Sheridan (15-4, 6-2 7A/6A South) will host Lake Hamilton on Thursday.

The baseball game between Crossett and Woodlawn was cancelled.

SOFTBALL

White Hall 17,

Hot Springs 0 (5 inn.)

HOT SPRINGS — White Hall tallied 15 hits and Karia Beth Hall faced the minimum as the Lady Bulldogs defeated Hot Springs in five innings on Tuesday.

Hall struck out five, gave up just one walk and did not allow a hit. She faced a total of 15 batters.

Hall also led White Hall at the plate, finishing the night with three hits in four trips. Kayla Reap was also 3 for 4.

Abby Weaver, Ciara Linker, and Lauren Graves had two hits each.

White Hall (10-4, 5-1 5A South) will play at Camden Fairview on Thursday.

The softball game between Stuttgart and Arkansas Baptist was cancelled.