Area softball roundup
Sam Dunigan pitched a no-hitter as the Riverside Lady Rebels rocked East Poinsett County 20-1 Tuesday afternoon at Lepanto in a game called after three innings due to the mercy rule.
Dunigan struck out three while walking four as the Lady Rebels evened their record at 5-5 on the year. Kailey Holt was a perfect 3-3 at the plate, driving in two runs while scoring four. Kelsey Turner went 2-4 and drove in a pair of runs.
The Lady Rebels started the week with a doubleheader loss to Rector (10-1) at Caraway on Monday. The Lady Rebels dropped the first game 7-1 and the second game 3-0.
Riverside hosted Marked Tree Thursday afternoon at Lake City and built a 6-0 lead only to watch the Lady Indians rally for a 8-6 victory. Marked Tree scored three runs in the fifth inning and tacked on five more in the sixth to pull out the win.
Riverside (5-6) was led at the plate by Sam Dunigan who went 2-4 and drove in three runs. Freshman Morgan Emery also banged out two hits and added a pair of RBIs.
The Lady Rebels will return to action Monday afternoon when they travel to Marked Tree for a 4:00 rematch with the Lady Indians. Riverside will then travel to Cross County Tuesday afternoon for another 4:00 conference matchup. Riverside will close out the regular season Thursday afternoon when they host Trumann at Lake City. Game time is slated for 4:00. The Lady Rebels will gear up for the District Tournament beginning the week of April 24 at Bay.
Nan Lee Bridges belted two doubles on her way to a four hit performance to lead Buffalo Island Central past Manila 15-5 Tuesday afternoon at Monette. Bridges also knocked in a pair of runs to help the Lady Mustangs improve to 3-4 on the season.
Jessica Willyerd went 4-5 with a pair of RBIs while Tiffany Parker banged out three hits and drove in two runs.
Ashley Tate picked up the victory on the mound, striking out five.
Katie Veach led the Manila attack, going a perfect 4-4 at the plate with two RBIs. Manila will return to action Tuesday afternoon when they travel to Cardwell, Mo., to face Southland in a 4:30 matchup.
The Lady Mustangs started the week by pounding East Poinsett County 14-1 Monday afternoon at Monette. Jessica Willyerd and Nan Lee Bridges led BIC(s offensive barrage, as both went 3-3 with two RBIs apiece.