Lady Bulldogs start Melton tournament on right foot


BENTON — Abby Weaver added a special touch to White Hall’s blowout softball victory over Siloam Springs on Friday.

Weaver belted a grand slam in the fourth and final inning to close the Lady Bulldogs’ scoring in an 11-1 win. Weaver’s shot went over center field.

Bethany Brown went 2 for 2 with a double for the Lady Bulldogs (3-0). Karia Beth Hall started the game in the circle, striking out one and walking two. Lauren Graves walked one and struck out two.

White Hall will face Bentonville at 1:30 p.m. today in the tournament. Bentonville beat Watson Chapel 3-0 Friday.

Sheridan 6, Benton Harmony Grove 1

SHERIDAN — Hunter Clark finished a home run shy of the cycle and drove in two runs for the Lady Jackets (2-1) in a nonconference win over the Lady Cardinals.

Clark batted in her first run on a double in the first inning, after Sydney Bonner hit an RBI single. Bonner drove in two runs on a double in the second to make it 4-0.

Clark tripled in the third and scored on a Corbin Talbert sacrifice fly. Harmony Grove pushed across its only run on a single in the fourth, then Clark singled in Morgan White in the fifth.

Alivia Reed allowed five hits and a walk while striking out one in the first 2 1/3 innings for Sheridan. Bonner fanned five and gave up three hits and no walks the rest of the way.

Sheridan will take on either Nashville or Magnolia at 9 a.m. today in the Drew Melton Memorial Tournament in Benton.

Bentonville 3,

Watson Chapel 0

BENTON — Bentonville hit a two run home run in the first and added a run in the third as the Lady Tigers defeated Watson Chapel 3-0 in the first round of the Drew Melton Memorial Tournament.

Lexie Downing, Matallie Johnson, Lauren McFall all had two hits for the Lady Wildcats (2-2).

Watson Chapel will play Siloam Springs today at 10:30 a.m. at Bernard Holland Park in Benton.

BASEBALL

Ridgway Christian 4, Garrett Memorial 0

MAGNOLIA — Eighth-grader Grant Bias struck out three, walked six and held Garrett Memorial to one hit in a four-inning, time-limit victory for Ridgway (1-1) in the Arkansas Association of Christian Schools Preseason Tournament.

Ezra Tole and Bias each drove in a run.

Ridgway will take on tournament host Columbia Christian at 11 a.m. today. A loss will send the Eagles to the third-place game at 1 p.m., and a win will land them in the championship at 3 p.m.

Life Way Christian and Southwest Christian are playing in the other semifinal.

Fordyce 12, Hamburg 6

HAMBURG — Jakeymes Gates and Braden Chambers both homered for the Redbugs (3-2) in a six-run victory over the Lions.

Gates finished with three hits. Dane Kemp and Chambers each lined two hits, while winning pitcher Tommy Tidwell and Ross Rodgers each had a hit as well.

BOYS SOCCER

Pine Bluff 1, Monticello 0

At Jordan Stadium, Justin Williams scored the lone goal and Marcus Halliburton posted his second shutout of the year in goal for the Zebras (3-2).

Pine Bluff will host Texarkana on Tuesday.