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Updated: April 14, 2018

By Quinton Bagley

Little River News

ASHDOWN BASEBALL

On Wednesday of last week the Ashdown Panthers took on Genoa Central. The Dragons defeated the Panthers 6-3.

At the plate, Bradley Bearden walked and scored a run. Alex Day walked. Braylon Bishop was 1-for-3 with a double and a run. Logan Henry had two RBI. Brett Bond, Cody Flowers and Tate Hooper were each 1-for-3. Flowers had a double. Will Burnett was 1-for-3 with a run.

Bond went all six innings for Ashdown. He allowed six runs, two earned, on four hits. He walked three, struck out four and gave up a home run.

On Thursday, Ashdown traveled to Bauxite for a 7AAAA Conference clash. The Panthers defeated the Miners, 2-0.

At the plate, Bearden walked twice. Alex Day was 1-for-4 with a double. Bishop walked once. Brett Bond was 1-for-2 with a double, a run and a walk. Blake Ritter walked and scored a run. Burnett was 1-for-2 with a RBI and a walk.

On the mound, Jaden Hill pitched the first 5.1 innings. He allowed no runs on two hits. He walked five and struck out 13. Bearden pitched the final 1.2 innings. He allowed no runs and no hits. He walked two and struck out two.

On Monday, the Panthers swept a doubleheader with Prescott winning the first game 17-4 and the second game 10-7.

At the plate in the first game, Bearden was 1-for-5 with a triple, two runs and three RBI. Day was 1-for-3 with a double, three runs and three walks. Bishop was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and two walks. Cole Spigner was 1-for-2 with a run scored. Bond was 2-for-4 with two runs, three RBI and a walk. Henry was 1-for-4 with two runs and three RBI. Flowers was 1-for-3 with a run and a walk. Carter Day scored two runs. Ritter scored a run and had two RBI. Burnett was 1-for-3 with a run, two RBI and a walk. Hooper was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two walks.

On the mound, Flowers pitched the first 5.2 innings. He allowed four runs, two earned, on five hits. He walked six and struck out three. Spigner pitched the final 1.1 innings. He allowed no runs, no walks and no hits. He also struck out none.

At the plate in the second game, Bearden was 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBI. Day was 3-for-4 with a double, a run and three RBI. Bishop walked and scored a run. Bond walked and had two RBI. Henry was 1-for-3 with a home run, a run scored and two RBI. Flowers was 1-for-4 with a double. Ritter was 1-for-3. Hooper was 2-for-2 with a run and a walk. Burnett walked once and scored two runs. Carter Day walked and scored a run.

On the mound, Burnett pitched the first inning. He allowed six runs, two earned, on three hits. He walked five. Ritter pitched the next five innings. He allowed one run, it was earned, on seven hits. He walked two, struck out three and gave up a home run. Bearden pitched the final inning and got the save. He allowed no runs and no hits. He walked one and struck out two.

ASHDOWN SOFTBALL

The Ashdown Panther softball team played two last week. The first was on Tuesday against in-county rival Foreman. The second was a conference game on Thursday at Bauxite.

On Tuesday, the Panthers defeated the Lady Gators 6-2.

At the plate for the Panthers, Aleya Hill was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, a RBI and two walks. Lannah Huddleston was 2-for-3 with a run and a walk. Adaysia Thompson was 2-for-4 with a triple, a run and three RBI. Kenya Wilson walked, scored a run and collected a RBI. Kara Earnest was 1-for-4 with a double and a RBI. Brooklyn Smith was 1-for-3 with a double and a run.

At the plate for the Lady Gators, Rebecca Webb was 1-for-3 with a run and a walk. Kenzie Cowan was 1-for-3. Grace Gwin scored a run. Raylei Merrell was 1-for-3. Raichel Frye was 1-for-3. Cassidy Smiley was 2-for-3.

Inside the circle for Ashdown, Huddleston allowed two runs, none earned, on six hits. She walked two and struck out six in seven innings.

Inside the circle for Foreman, Frye allowed six runs, all earned, on eight hits. She walked five and struck out two in six innings.

On Thursday, the Bauxite Lady Miners defeated the Panthers, 9-1.

At the plate, Hill was 1-for-2 with a run. Thompson was 1-for-3 with a double, a RBI and a walk.

Inside the circle, Thompson allowed six runs, all earned, on six hits in two innings. She walked two and struck out one. Angelina McGinn pitched the final four innings. She allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. She walked two.

On Monday, the Panthers returned to action to take on the Prescott Lady Curley Wolves. Ashdown defeated Prescott, 9-1.

At the plate, Hill had a RBI. Huddleston was 2-for-4 with two runs and a RBI. Thompson was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Mackenzie White was 1-for-1 with a run scored. Wilson was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and a RBI. Earnest was 1-for-2 with a double and a RBI. Blaire Gentry was 2-for-2 with two RBI. Vonjoy Thomas walked and scored a run. Jukarra Greenlee walked and scored a run. Brooklynn Smith was 1-for-3 with a run and a RBI.
Inside the circle, Huddleston allowed one run on four hits in five innings. She struck out four. McGinn allowed no runs on two hits in two innings. She struck out two.

FOREMAN BASEBALL

The Foreman Gators had one game on the schedule last week as they took on longtime rival Horatio on Thursday. The Lions defeated the Gators, 14-1.

At the plate, Chase Boyd was 1-for-3. Chase Gross scored a run. Darian Groves was 1-for-3 with a double. Chance Gross was 1-for-3 with a RBI. Trevor Casper walked. Cord Turner was 1-for-3.

On the mound, Chase Gross allowed one run, it was earned, on one hit in two innings of action. He walked one and struck out two. Chance Gross pitched the next 1.2 innings. He allowed three runs, all earned, on five hits. He struck out two. Turner pitched the final 2.1 innings. He allowed 10 runs, four earned, on seven hits. He walked three, struck out two and gave up a home run.

FOREMAN SOFTBALL

The Lady Gators bounced back from their loss to Ashdown last week as they opened this week by sweeping a conference doubleheader with the Mineral Springs Lady Hornets. Foreman won the first game, 16-1, and the second game, 23-2. No stats were available at press time.