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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.

Lions chalk up first nonconference wins

Arkansas-Pine Bluff scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally from a 2-0 deficit and defeat Jarvis Christian (Texas) 6-2 in a shortened Game 2 of a doubleheader on Tuesday at the Torii Hunter Baseball Complex.

Ploeger wins hurler of the week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff senior pitcher Jim Ploeger became the first pitcher among the Golden Lions to be named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.