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Bryant drums St. John Neuman in first round

March 22, 2011

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.

BASEBALL: Hornets look to improve during tourney

March 21, 2011

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 won’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.

Tetschlag scores 24 as Green Bay beats UALR

March 21, 2011

WICHITA, Kan. — 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 haven’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.

Bryant advances to tourney finals

March 19, 2011

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.

Lake Hamilton takes down Benton in extra innings

March 19, 2011

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 “made a great play on the ball and nearly threw him out at the plate,” head coach Mark Balisterri said.

SOFTBALL: Lady Hornets get revenge, advance to semis with win

March 18, 2011

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, “It was a really good game. We faced a great pitcher.”

Bryant (5-1, 1-0 7A Central) now faces the winner of Friday night’s matchup between Searcy and Foreman. The Lady Hornets play in the tournament semifinal game at 10:15 a.m. today at Burns Park.

BASEBALL: Glen Rose defeats Harmony Grove 10-6

March 18, 2011

GLEN ROSE — A recurring theme for the Harmony Grove Cardinals this season has been their inconsistency. In Friday’s 10-6 loss to Glen Rose, it was no different.

“That is the story of our season so far,” Harmony Grove coach Brandon Kelly said. “One game as a team we will bat .530 and the next game we will bat .190.

“Last night, we put together a complete game and tonight was inconsistency and that goes back to us being young there is no excuse.
“Mentally we melted down tonight.”

BASEBALL: Miners earn huge win over Magnet Cove, 9-8

March 18, 2011

The Miners traveled Thursday to Magnet Cove, where they beat the Panthers 9-8.

Bauxite head coach Michael Mattox said, “We fought hard tonight. That game was especially hard at the end.”

Sophomore Chris Revas started on the mound for the Miners, pitching 6 1/3 innings and striking out eight batters. In the fifth inning, a line drive hit him in the ear, splitting it open and causing the game to be stopped while coaches tended to him.

However, Revas asked to stay in the game. Mattox, laughing, said, “I think he was more effective after he got hit.”

SOFTBALL: Lady Beavers come back to win in eight

March 18, 2011

GLEN ROSE — In a roller coaster of a game Thursday, the Glen Rose Lady Beavers came back to tie Central Arkansas Christian twice, and eventually win 7-6 in extra innings.

Down one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Glen Rose sophomore Rebecca Tuggle tied the game with a solo home run.

Then, in an extra eighth inning, sophomore Heather Whitfield scored the winning run on a dropped fly ball to right field hit by senior Hollie Boles.

Glen Rose head coach Kyle Lem described his team as a “fun bunch to coach.”
“I’m proud of them,” he said. “They came on strong.”

SOFTBALL: Glen Rose falls to Bismarck 12-9

March 17, 2011

The Lady Beavers held a 9-0 lead Tuesday going into the fifth inning against Bismarck, but allowed the Lady Lions to rally back and win 12-9.
Senior Tiffany Houpt pitched all seven innings for Glen Rose, earning the loss.

"Tiffany had some control issues," Glen Rose head coach Kyle Lem said.
While giving up the 12 runs, Houpt allowed 10 hits and nine walks. She had five strikeouts on the night.

"Being up nine runs, we have to score those runs in the bottom of the fourth and put the game out of reach," Lem said.

After the fourth inning, the Lady Beavers only recorded three hits.

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