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March 24th, 2011
Today the Bauxite Miners head to Jonesboro to play in the Extra Innings Spring Classic, which runs through Saturday.
While there, head coach Michael Mattox said the Miners need to cut back defensive errors and improve batting at the end of the lineup.
â€śIâ€™m looking forward to getting a lot better,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™ll be playing some good teams this weekend, and itâ€™llm ake us better for when we start conference play next week.â€ť
After winning the Tournament of Champions in North Little Rock last weekend, the Bryant Lady Hornets are taking the show on the road for spring break
Starting Thursday, Bryant (7-1, 1-0 7A Central) will be in Clarksville, Tenn., for a tournament lasting through Saturday. If they play like they did against Mountain Home on Saturday, the Lady Hornets are sure to impress the competition.
Most of my time spent working as of late has been at the ballpark.
Letâ€™s face it, everyone would rather be doing something else, sometimes anything else, than work. But, when your desk is the bleachers and thereâ€™s a concession stand a few feet away, it makes working a little more tolerable.
Spending time watching all these baseball and softball games has reminded me of a million little things I loved so much growing up. There hasnâ€™t been a game where I havenâ€™t seen or heard something that takes me back, and I chuckle a little inside.
St. John Neuman (Fla) posed no problem for Bryant Monday, as the Hornets cruised to an easy 8-2 win in seven innings at Sanford, Fla. Bryant scored two runs in the third, four in the fifth and two in the sixth while St. John Neuman scored a run in the third and the sixth inning.
After giving up a run in the third, the Hornets came back in the bottom half of the inning to score two runs thanks to a passed ball and a single by Landon Pickett.
Head coach Kirk Bock and his Bryant Hornets will be in sunny Florida this week for spring break, playing in a tournament outside of Orlando.
But the trip wonâ€™t be all fun and games.
The defending 7A State Champions are looking to iron out some bad habits before getting into the thick of the season.
Bryant (6-2, 2-0) arrived Monday in Sanford, Fla., after leaving from Pine Bluff, where they lost to Watson Chapel 9-8 in the finals of the Billy Bock Classic on Saturday.
WICHITA, Kan. â€” It had been so long since Wisconsin-Green Bay had to win a close game, coach Matt Bollant tried to simulate tight late-game situations for the Phoenix in practices leading up to the NCAA tournament.
The Phoenix showed Sunday they havenâ€™t forgotten how to come through in the clutch. Kayla Tetschlag scored 24 points and fifth-seeded Green Bay extended its winning streak to 21 games, beating Arkansas-Little Rock 59-55 in the first round.
Small ball prevailed Saturday morning for the Bryant Lady Hornets as they advanced to the finals of the Tournament of Champions held in North Little Rock.
The defending 7A State Champions beat Foreman, the defending 2A-7 Champions, 1-0 thanks to fast base running and a roll of the dice.
Bryant (6-1, 1-0 7A Central) played Mountain Home, defending 6A State Champions, in the finals Saturday night at Burns Park. However, the results of the tournament championship were not available by press time.
Benton lost a heartbreaker Friday night, going down to Lake Hamilton 5-4 in 10 innings.
After trailing 4-0, Benton was able to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning, where the score would remain until the bottom of the 10th.
After a walk, sacrifice bunt and second walk, the Wolves singled to score the winning run despite the efforts of outfielder Levon Steward, who â€śmade a great play on the ball and nearly threw him out at the plate,â€ť head coach Mark Balisterri said.
The Lady Hornets knocked off the defending 5A State Champions Friday in the Tournament of Champions held in North Little Rock.
Bryant, the defending 7A Champions, beat Greenbrier 1-0 thanks to a solo home run by junior Jessie Taylor, her third on the season.
Bryant head coach Debbie Clark said, â€śIt was a really good game. We faced a great pitcher.â€ť
Bryant (5-1, 1-0 7A Central) now faces the winner of Friday nightâ€™s matchup between Searcy and Foreman. The Lady Hornets play in the tournament semifinal game at 10:15 a.m. today at Burns Park.
GLEN ROSE â€” A recurring theme for the Harmony Grove Cardinals this season has been their inconsistency. In Fridayâ€™s 10-6 loss to Glen Rose, it was no different.
â€śThat is the story of our season so far,â€ť Harmony Grove coach Brandon Kelly said. â€śOne game as a team we will bat .530 and the next game we will bat .190.
â€śLast night, we put together a complete game and tonight was inconsistency and that goes back to us being young there is no excuse.
â€śMentally we melted down tonight.â€ť