STUTTGART — Kaley Fruge hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds to a 4-3 win over Harding Academy Tuesday night.
Taylor Fortenberry led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple and scored on Fruge’s single to complete a late-inning comeback for the Lady Ricebirds.
It’s the second walkoff hit Fruge’s had this season. She singled home Chloe Cox to beat Batesville Southside in Stuttgart’s 2-4A Conference opener on March 19.
Stuttgart trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning but thanks to a run in the sixth and the run in the seventh inning, the Lady Ricebirds would come back to win.
Stuttgart managed four runs on five hits with three errors. Harding Academy had three runs on three hits with an error.
Harding Academy scored two runs in the fifth and one in the top of the sixth. Stuttgart scored a run in the first and one in the third.
Fruge finished the game 2 for 2 with two runs scored, two walks, and an RBI. Jaelyn Maddox was 1 for 2 with an RBI and Sidney Barron was 1 for 3.
Maddox pitched a complete game in the win for Stuttgart. She allowed three runs (none earned) on three hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Watson Chapel 4, Camden Fairview 3 (8 inn.)
Megan Moore hit a single to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning with the bases loaded to give Watson Chapel a 4-3 win over Camden Fairview Tuesday night.
Trailing 3-2 in the eighth, Jamie Bridges started at second because of the international tie breaker rule. Lauren McCullough attempted a sacrifice bunt but an error by Camden Fairview’s catcher allowed her to reach.
With runners on first and second, Meagan Greer hit a blooper over the first baseman’s head to load the bases.
Sophomore Aungelique Sergeant singled to tie the game and Moore followed with a shot to the outfield to win the game.
Lexie Downing pitched a complete game in the win for Chapel. She allowed six hits, three walks and struck out eight.
Greer finished 2 for 3, Natalie Johnson was 2 for 4 and Moore was 2 for 5.
Chapel (11-8, 6-3 5A South) will host Magnolia on Thursday and White Hall on Friday.
Sheridan 8, Bryant 2
BRYANT — Freshman Charlie Names hit a three-run home run in the third inning and Sheridan never looked back as they Lady Yellowjackets defeated Bryant 8-2 Tuesday night.
Corbin Talbert and Madison Crosby had a pair of RBI singles in the fourth inning to increased Sheridan’s lead to 5-0 and after Bryant got within 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Sheridan tacked on a run in the sixth thanks to an RBI double by Morgan Burke.
Sheridan scored two more runs in the top of the seventh to secure the win. The Lady Yellowjackets improved to 21-1 and 9-0 in the 7A/6A South Conference.
Sydney Bonner was credited with the win after pitching a complete game and allowing just four hits.
Sheridan will host Bryant in a makeup game on Thursday beginning at 5 p.m.
The JV team defeated Bryant 8-7.
White Hall 16, HS Lakeside 1 (4 inn.)
WHITE HALL — Five Lady Bulldogs tallied two hits each as White Hall easily defeated Hot Springs Lakeside Tuesday night.
Abby Weaver, Kayla Reep, Maggie Martin, Lauren Graves, Ciara Linker and Summer Henderson all had two hits in three trips for White Hall.
Weaver struck out five and allowed just one hit in three innings of work. Karia Hall pitched one inning and struck out one batter.
White Hall (14-5, 8-1 5A South) will play at Watson Chapel on Friday beginning at 5 p.m.