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Around The Diamond

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Updated: March 30, 2018

The Foreman Lady Gators prepare to take the field before the start of a nonconference game last week at Bradley.    – Photo courtesy of Sherri Krause-Frye

By Quinton Bagley

Little River News

ASHDOWN BASEBALL

While most teams were getting a little R&R during Spring Break, the Ashdown Panthers (12-3) were on the diamond. The Panthers went 3-0 last week with a win over Horatio and two blowout wins over Cossatot River. Ashdown opened this week with a big win over the Mena Bearcats.

On Tuesday, March 20, the Panthers defeated the defending Class AAA state champion Hortatio Lions 14-7.

At the plate, Braylon Bishop was 1-for-3 with a run and a RBI. Alex Day was 1-for-3 with a double, three runs, a RBI and a walk. Jaden Hill was 1-for-2 with a run and two walks. Cody Flowers scored a run. Brett Bond scored a run. Logan Henry was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and three RBI. Blake Ritter was 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBI. Bradley Bearden walked once and scored two runs. Will Burnett was 2-for-4 with three RBI.

On the mound, Hill was on fire. He allowed no runs, no hits and no walks in four innings. He struck out 10. Flowers allowed four runs, all earned, on no hits. He walked three and struck out one. Burnett allowed one run, it was earned, on no hits. He walked two. Bond pitched the final three innings. He allowed two runs, one earned, on one hit. He walked two and struck out two.

On Thursday, March 22, the Panthers played a doubleheader with Cossatot River. Ashdown dominated both games. The Panthers won the first game 20-0 and the second game 25-4.

At the plate in the first game, Bishop was 3-for-3 with a triple, three runs and a walk. Day was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, two RBI and a walk. Tate Hooper scored twice. Hill was 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs, four runs and eight RBI. Bond was 2-for-3 with a run and a RBI. Cole Spigner walked. Henry was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Ritter was 1-for-3 with two runs. Bearden was 2-for-2 with a double, a run and three RBI. Burnett scored a run and had two RBI. Kaiden Hunter scored two runs.

Flowers pitched all 3.2 innings of the mercy-rule shortened game. He allowed no run on three hits. He walked five and struck out five.

At the plate in the second game, Bishop was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, three runs, two RBI and a walk. Kain McWhorter scored a run. Day was 2-for-2 with a double, a run and a walk. Flowers was 1-for-1 with two runs and two RBI. Morgan Miller had a RBI. Hill was 1-for-1 with a home run, three runs, three RBI and two walks. Bond was 1-for-1 with a double, a run and a walk. Henry was 3-for-3 with two doubles, four runs, two RBI and a walk. Ritter was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and three RBI. Bearden was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Spigner scored a run. Burnett was 3-for-5 with a double, three runs and three RBI. Hooper was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI.

On the mound, Bond allowed four runs, three earned, on two hits. He walked three and struck out six in three innings. Bearden allowed no run and no hits in the final two innings. He walked two and struck out four.

On Monday, March 26, the Panthers defeated Mena 17-1.

At the plate, Bishop was 1-for-1 with three runs, a RBI and three walks. Day was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, a run and six RBI. Hunter scored one run. Hill was 1-for-1 with a run. Carter Day was 1-for-2 with a run and a RBI. Bond scored two runs, had a RBI and a walk. Henry scored two runs, had a RBI and walked twice. Ritter was 1-for-2 with a double, a run and two RBI. Bearden was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and a RBI. Flowers walked, scored a run and had a RBI. Burnett was 1-for-4 with two runs and a RBI.

On the mound, Bond pitched the first 3.1 innings. He allowed one run on two hits. He walked none and struck out eight. Flowers pitched the final 1.2 innings. He allowed no run and no hits. He walked none and struck out two.

FOREMAN BASEBALL

After taking the week off for Spring Break, the Foreman Gators (2-8, 2-2) returned to action Monday with a conference doubleheader with Spring Hill. The Bears won both games.

In the first game, Spring Hill defeated Foreman 11-4.

At the plate, CJ Green had a RBI. Chase Gross walked. Chase Boyd was 1-for-2. Chance Gross scored a run. Trevor Casper was 1-for-2. Kaleb Smith walked and scored a run. Cord Turner was 2-for-2 with two runs and a RBI.

On the mound, Chase Boyd allowed 11 runs, seven earned, on nine hits. He walked two and struck out two in 3.2 innings. Dawson Batchelor pitched the final .1 inning. He allowed no runs, no hits and no walks. He struck out none.

In the second game on the doubleheader, the Bears defeated the Gators, 8-2.

At the plate, Darian Groves was 1-for-2 with a run scored. Chance Gross scored a run. Cord Turner was 1-for-2 with a RBI.

At the plate, Chance Gross allowed eight runs, four earned, on seven hits in four innings. He walked four and struck out seven.

ASHDOWN SOFTBALL

After taking a week off for Spring Break, the Ashdown Panthers returned to the diamond on Monday with an 8-5 win over Mena.

At the plate, Aleya Hill was 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and a walk. Lannah Huddleston was 1-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBI. Adaysia Thompson was 1-for-4 with a run. Kenya Wilson was 2-for-4 with three runs. Vonjoy Thomas was 1-for-3 with a triple and a RBI. Makhia Cook was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Brittany Johnson scored a run. Brooklynn Smith had a RBI.

Inside the circle, Thompson allowed five runs, three earned, on nine hits. She walked one and struck out four in six innings. Angelina McGinn allowed no runs on two hits in one inning.

FOREMAN SOFTBALL

The Foreman Lady Gators (3-11, 3-1) ended Spring Break last week with a nonconference game with the Bradley Lady Bears.     Bradley defeated Foreman, 10-6.

At the plate, Sadie Staggs was 1-for-3. Grace Gwin was 1-for-3 with a triple, two runs and a RBI. Marissa Marshall was 1-for-3. Raichel Frye was 1-for-4 with two RBI. Kaitlyn Roden scored a run and Rebecca Webb scored three runs.

Inside the circle, Frye allowed 10 runs, seven earned, on six hits in six innings. She walked four and struck out four.

On Monday, the Lady Gators split a varsity doubleheader with Spring Hill. The Lady Gators beat the Lady Bears 13-7 in the first game and lost 13-2 in the second game. Stats were not available at press time.