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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.

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.

Close Hatches takes Apple Blossom Handicap

It was déjà vu for Juddmonte Farms Inc.’s Close Hatches as she used the same front-running style as she had four weeks ago in the Azeri Stakes (G2) to win Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) on the penultimate race card of the 2014 Oaklawn race meet.

Name of the game: Finish

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Two seats to the left on row H in the media center at Augusta National, the man who once covered the Oakland A’s referred to Tiger Woods as “Eckersley like.”

Mustangs Open Season With Title

The Arkansas Mustangs 17-under team won their first tournament of the season, the Hoop USA Tournament in Hot Springs, last weekend. Team members are: front, Jalon Pulliam; center row, J’Breun Steen, William Ridgell, Bruce Rollins, Quintavius Walker; back row, coach Otis Johnson, Michael Sission, manager Shaquen Jones and Jalen Spicer. Not pictured are coach Billy Ridgell, players Darien Chaney, Leonard Robinson and Jordan O’Guinn. (Special to The Commercial)