Preps Roundup: Zebras capture conference win on road


PEARCY — Freshman Jaylon DeShazier scattered seven hits over 5 1/3 innings, and Adam Graham went 3 for 4 with an RBI as Pine Bluff picked up a 5-3 win over Lake Hamilton on Tuesday in 7A/6A-South Conference baseball.

DeShazier fanned two batters and gave up two walks in the win. Michael Roberts and Brandon Lowe combined to work the final 1 2/3 innings, holding the Wolves hitless. Lowe was credited with the save after pitching a perfect seventh inning.

Lowe also batted 2 for 3, as did Braylen Jones. Kyle Jesse was 2 for 3 to lead Lake Hamilton.

Reliever Nathan Sawrie took the loss after giving up eight of Pine Bluff’s nine hits in the final four innings. He struck out three.

Pine Bluff improved to 7-4 and 1-2 in the 7A/6A-South.

Watson Chapel 2, Camden Fairview 0

CAMDEN — Josh Dardenne’s eight strikeouts in a complete game sufficed as the Wildcats (7-4, 3-0 in 5A-South) remained unbeaten, two days ahead of their rivalry game at White Hall.

Dardenne held the Cardinals (1-2 in 5A-South) to three hits, while the Wildcats slapped five. Justin Pierce was 2 for 3 to lead Watson Chapel. He and Kris McCullough each had an RBI.

Fordyce 8, Camden Harmony Grove 2

FORDYCE — Ross Rodgers struck out 10 in five innings, and the Redbugs (8-1, 1-0 in 8-3A) opened up conference play with a six-run victory over the Hornets (0-1 in 8-3A).

Rodgers allowed one run on two hits. Braden Chambers led Fordyce at the plate, going 2 for 4.

SOFTBALL

Watson Chapel 5, Camden Fairview 2

CAMDEN — Maegan Greer struck out 14 and scattered eight hits in a complete-game victory.

Sydney Crossett highlighted Watson Chapel’s offense with a three-run homer in the fifth inning. Jamie Bridges and Lauren McFalls each lined two hits for the Lady Wildcats (5-3, 3-0 in 5A-South).

White Hall is scheduled to host Watson Chapel on Thursday. If postponed due to weather, the game will be rescheduled for Monday.

White Hall 14, HS Lakeside 1 (6 inn.)

HOT SPRINGS — Maddie Martin and Ciara Linker each had three hits to lead the Lady Bulldogs (7-3, 2-0 in 5A-South) to a convincing victory over the Lady Rams.

Karia Beth Hall struck out two and walked two in the first three innings for White Hall. Lauren Graves struck out four in the other three innings.

Kayla Reap and Hall each had two hits.

Woodlawn 15, Hermitage 1

WOODLAWN — Amber Helms blasted a grand slam and added a two-run home run to pace the undefeated Lady Bears (10-0), who were incorrectly reported as 11-0 after Monday’s 16-3 win over McGehee.

But Lily Henderson still matched Woodlawn’s record in the circle after striking out eight and holding Hermitage to one run on two hits. Jordan Wylie batted in three runs on a double, Laynie Nelson drove in two runs and Katie Donaldson doubled as well for the Lady Bears.