Arkansas High girls back in playoff picture after two wins

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Pittsburg rookie head coach Lacey Middlebrooks had a concerned look on her face in the first inning Tuesday night when Pleasant Grove scored five runs. The Lady Pirates rallied for a 9-8 victory.


Arkansas High’s softball team kept its postseason hopes alive Tuesday with a pair of 15-0 wins over J.A. Fair at the Lady Backs field.

Kaitlyn Fortenberry pitched back-to-back perfect games with a combined 17 strikeouts. Both contest were called via the 15-run rule.

Fortenberry also contributed a triple, two doubles, single and scored three runs. Jordyn Standley was a perfect 5 for 5 with three doubles and two singles.

Alyssa Smith, Adison Wright, Kayla Dossey, Sydnee Blackwell and Kailey Burns had one double each.

The Lady Backs will be in action again Friday at home against Benton.

Lady Tigers upend Mount Pleasant

Kylie Spriggs’ grounder scored the decisive run Tuesday as Texas High edged Mount Pleasant in District 15-5A action, 2-1.

Both Lindsey Egger of Texas High, and Mount Pleasant’s Bre-Asia Hargrave were outstanding in the circle. Egger scattered five hits, walking one and striking out three.

The Lady Tigers from Texarkana had seven hits, including three by freshman Lauren Allred. Carson Zachry led Mount Pleasant with two hits.

L-E girls rout Paris, 21-0

PARIS, Texas – Savannah Phelps hit for the cycle (home run, triple, double, single) Tuesday has Liberty-Eylau clobbered Paris in a District 15-4A tilt, 21-0.

The Lady Leopards remain second in district with one regular season game left against front-running North Lamar.

McKenzye Williamson had a home run and double for L-E, driving in four runs. Kayla Norris drove in two runs with a double and single, adding three stolen bases. Tamara Norris, Taliyah James and Kaclyn Nelson added two hits each. Keeley Norris had a double, scored three runs and stole two bases. Marish Coleman scored two runs and drove in two more with a double.

Sophomore Shelby Ryther was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits in five innings. She struck out five.

Lady Warriors top Mountain Pine

MOUNTAIN PINE, Ark. – Trinity Christian scored a big win Tuesday by outscoring Mountain Pine, 26-9.

Sierra Cooper had a double and drove in four runs to lead the Lady Warriors. Anna Grace also plated four runs and had a hit. Winning pitcher Zoe Patterson and Sonya Mutoke drove in two runs each with a hit. Jasmine Pruitt had Trinity’s fifth hit and drove in four runs.

Pittsburg rallies past Lady Hawks

Pleasant Grove scored five runs in the first inning, but that lead slowly disappeared Tuesday, with Pittsburg rallying for a 9-8 win.

The Lady Pirates captured the lead in the sixth on a dramatic two-run homer by McKenna Wood.

Kristin Key led the Lady Hawks at the plate with a home run and single. Emily Hilton and Kaylee Kelly had run-scoring hits.

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Sikorski pitches Texas High to win

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas – Senior Michael Sikorski hurled a two-hitter with five strikeouts Tuesday in leading Texas High over Mount Pleasant, 3-0.

Sikorski improves to 6-1 overall and 5-0 against District 15-5A competition, while THS is 16-7 on the year and 9-1 in district.

Connor Allred led the Texarkana Tigers with two doubles, with freshman Jackson Halter driving in a run with a double. Luke Smith and Cole Jean also had run-scoring hits.

Voyles gem earns Hawks victory

Nick Voyles allowed three hits and struck out eight in six innings Tuesday to help Pleasant Grove remain unbeaten in District 15-4A with a 3-0 win over Paris.

Marshall Oubre came on in relief in the seventh and struck out two.

Seth Hopkins led the Hawks at the plate with two RBI-hits. Jackson Cobb had a triple, with Keaton Russo contributing a double. Ben Wilson and Andrew LeGrand had singles.

Pleasant Grove improves to 17-4 overall and 7-0 in district. The Hawks play at Paris Friday.

Razorbacks crush Fair, 17-0

Arkansas High (11-4, 5-2) exploded for eight runs in the first inning, and it was over after the second frame with the Razorbacks crushing J.A. Fair, 17-0.

Logan Rhinehart tossed a no-hitter in the three-inning affair, walking three and striking out seven. Floyd Hill, Brayen Dyer, Jackson Harris, Drake Browning and Jadas Ross had run-scoring hits for the Razorbacks.

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