STUTTGART — Four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning proved to be the difference as the Stuttgart Ricebirds defeated Carlisle 7-3 Tuesday night.
Jack Morgan led the offense with two hits and three RBIs. Preston Earlywin was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI. Jacob Clawson was 2 for 3 with a run scored.
Morgan also pitched 2 1/3 innings in the win. He allowed just four hits with one strikeout and one walk.
Starter Weston Wilks lasted 4 2/3 and gave up three runs (all earned) on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
Stuttgart also scored three runs in the bottom of the first. Carlisle scored one run in the second and two in the fifth. They finished with 10 hits and five errors.
HERMITAGE — Senior Jacob Richardson pitched two shutout innings of relief and tallied two hits and an RBI as Woodlawn defeated Hermitage Tuesday night.
Richardson allowed just three hits with no walks and six strikeouts. He was also 2 for 4 at the plate with the RBI.
J.P. Aiken picked up the win for Woodlawn after four innings of work. He allowed four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.
Trey Chapman and Taylor Stitt finished with an RBI each as Woodlawn improves to 20-3 overall and 3-2 in the 8-2A.
Woodlawn scored a run in the second, fourth, sixth and seventh innings. They will host Hampton on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Watson Chapel 8,
HOPE — Watson Chapel led by as much as five runs but sloppy play towards the end forced the Wildcats to hold for a one-run win over Hope on Tuesday.
Justin Pierce allowed just two earned runs in five innings for the win. Josh Dardenne pitched the final two innings.
Watson Chapel (8-1 in 5A South) led 8-5 in the top of the seventh.
“We made some errors that we haven’t made this year,” Chapel head coach Chad Cope said. “We didn’t play that well.”
Landen Colson finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Jaylen Jackson was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
Dalton Barker, Kirel Young and Jacob Owen all went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Chapel will host Hot Springs on Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Ridgway Christian 18,
Christian Ministries 2 (3 inn.)
At Seabrook Family Christian Center, Grant Bias struck out seven batters and drove in two runs as the Eagles (4-6, 3-2 AACS South) scored 18 runs for the second straight day.
Bias allowed one hit in the three innings and walked four. He scored three runs and drove in two while batting 2 for 4.
Brooks Bias drove in four runs and scored three times, going 2 for 3 to lead the Eagles, and Lucas Blake was 3 for 3 with two runs scored.
Malvern 13 (Mon.)
MALVERN — Hunter Strong had a pair of hits and five RBIs as Sheridan defeated Malvern 14-13 Monday night despite a torrential rainstorm.
The game between Sheridan and El Dorado scheduled for today has been moved to Monday. The Yellowjackets (17-4) will host Benton on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
STUTTGART — Jaelyn Maddox struck out six batters in seven innings of work, but couldn’t get any support from her offense as the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds lost 2-1 to Woodlawn on Tuesday.
Maddox allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with two walks.
Woodlawn scored a run in the top of the first and the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth. Stuttgart scored its only run in the bottom of the first.
The Ricebirds managed just two hits in the game and committed three errors.
Samantha Davis was 1 for 3 and an RBI and Kaley Fruge had the team’s only other hit.