Arkansas High wins two; Hawks sweep; Tigers split; L-E tumbles

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Arkansas High senior floyd hill warms up between innings Tuesday at Razorback Field.

Arkansas High’s 12 hits Tuesday really weren’t needed against Hot Springs at Razorback Field.

The Razorbacks scored all the runs they needed in the first inning without touching the baseball on their way to a 11-1 victory over Hot Springs.

Hot Springs
Arkansas High coach Layne Berry peers toward the Hot Springs dugout prior to Tuesday’s game with the Trojans.

Five walks and a wild pitch led to four runs that the Trojans could not overcome against four Arkansas High pitchers. Floyd Hill started on the mound for the Razorbacks, giving way to Dante Valenti in the third with the Hogs leading 6-1.

Braylon Bishop and Jackson Harris followed to the mound, finishing with a combined one-hitter.

AHS (12-5, 8-3) was led at the plate by Bishop, who had a triple and single. He scored two runs and drove in three more. Harris, Cody Adcock and Jadas Ross had two hits each for the Razorbacks.

Hot Springs
Lady Backs’ Ajahi Cheatham had a double and single in Tuesday’s 17-2 win over Hot Springs.

Lady Backs crush Hot Springs

Arkansas High scored 12 runs in the second inning on its way to a lopsided 17-2 win over Hot Springs.

Kaitlyn Fortenberry was the winning pitcher in the three-inning affair (15-run mercy rule). She walked one and struck out five.

Jordyn Standley and Ajahi Cheatham led the Lady Backs at the plate with a double and single each. Both girls drove in three runs. Adison Wright and Kailey Burns also had doubles for the winners.

Arkansas High is scheduled to host Sheridan Thursday at 5 p.m.

Lady Tigers blank Lindale, 1-0

LINDALE, Texas – Senior Lindsey Egger pitched her third straight gem Tuesday night in blanking Lindale, 1-0.

Egger allowed three hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out two. Lindale’s Hannah Knox was equally impressive for the Lady Eagles, scattering seven hits and striking out eight.

The only run of the game scored in the second inning when Vanessa Perez hit into a fielder’s choice.

Alex Reed led the Lady Tigers at the plate with two singles. Kaitlyn Cross was outstanding on defense for Texas High, which didn’t make an error in the game.

Pirates top L-E in extra innings

PITTSBURG, Texas – Liberty-Eylau’s postseason was put on hold Tuesday when the Leopards lost in extra innings to Pittsburg, 7-6.

Mathew O’Neal led the Leopards with a double and single, while Ethan Brooks contributed two singles.

The two teams meet again Thursday night at Liberty-Eylau’s H.E. Markham Park.

Lady Hawks rout Paris, 17-1

PARIS, Texas – Alex Norton had three hits, including a two-run homer Tuesday night to lead Pleasant Grove past Paris, 17-1.

The Lady Hawks also got four hits and three RBI from Hanna Snyder. Kaylee Kelley contributed two RBI.

Harleigh O’Neal was the winning pitcher in the five-inning affair. She allowed four hits, while striking out five.

Hawks wrap up District 15-4A title

Pleasant Grove turned eight free passes and six hits into a 13-0 rout over North Lamar Tuesday night at the Hawks Field.

The win clinches the District 15-4A championship for the Hawks.

Pleasant Grove sent 14 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring 10 runs. Marshall Oubre went the distance in the five-inning contest. He allowed two hits and struck out four.

Parker Twisdale led the Hawks offensively with a pair of two-run singles. Ryan Galvan had a three-run triple, while Seth Hopkins drove home two with a double. Jackson Cobb and Tucker Anderson had singles for the winners.

The Hawks play at North Lamar on Friday.

Lindale defeats Tigers in baseball

LINDALE, Texas – District 15-5A leader Texas High lost its second league game Tuesday night to Lindale, 7-3.

The Tigers scored twice in the first inning, but the Eagles answered with in their half. Lindale captured the lead for good with three runs in the second.

Lindale outhit the Tigers, 9-4. Rian Cellers had a single, scored twice and drove in a run. Jackson Halter had a run-scoring single, while Chris Sutton scored a run and had a single..

Texas High is 17-8 overall, and 10-2 in district.

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