Lady Mustangs clinch 2A-3 Conference softball title
Buffalo Island Central continued to roll through the 2A-3 conference, defeating East Poinsett County 15-0 Thursday afternoon after sweeping a doubleheader from Maynard Tuesday afternoon 14-1 and 15-0.
BIC's victory over EPC clinched the 2A-3 regular season championship. Madison Greathouse combined with Callyn Bird to no-hit the Lady Warriors. Cassidy Qualls led BIC at the plate with a single, a double, two RBIs and a run scored.
Greathouse fanned nine Lady Tigers in picking up the win in the opening game of the doubleheader sweep over Maynard. Greathouse gave up just one run in four innings of work.
Callie Brooks belted an inside the park home run to cap off a perfect 5-5 day at the plate to lead BIC offensively. Brooks' homer was a three run shot. The senior finished with five RBIs on the day and scored a pair of runs. Brittany Stockton also had five hits in six plate appearances. Stockton finished the day with four RBIs and three runs scored.
BIC also swept a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon over Cross County, shutting out the Lady Thunderbirds 15-0 in the opener and 18-0 in the nightcap. Both games were called on a two inning mercy rule.
Karoline Thomas went 2-2 with two runs scored and an RBI in the opener while Brittany Fowler had a double and scored three runs. Bailey Owens added a double and two RBIs while Jodiee Clay doubled with two RBIs and scored a run.
Madison Greathouse (13-1) earned the win. Greathouse pitched two innings, striking out two and allowing just one hit.
In the second game, Kelsey Strickland led BIC at the plate with a double, a triple and three runs batted in. Brittany Stockton had a two run double and scored a run. Bailey Owens had a pair of hits and scored three times while Hannah Poe added a single, a double and scored twice.
Callyn Bird (2-0) picked up the win with two innings of work. Bird fanned three while walking none.
The five wins on the week pushed BIC's record to 15-1 overall and 14-1 in league play.
Riverside dropped a couple of conference games, losing 11-8 Tuesday afternoon to Rector before dropping a 12-0 decision to Marked Tree Thursday afternoon at Lake City.
In Riverside's loss to Rector, Bekah Frayer laced an inside the park home run. Frayer finished with three hits on the day and drove in three runs.
The Lady Rebels defeated Walnut Ridge 14-10 Wednesday afternoon on the road. Frayer paced Riverside, going 3-5 with five RBIs on the afternoon. Kenzley Wilson also had a pair of hits and two RBIs while Taylor Archer added a pair of hits. Archer earned the victory on the mound for Riverside (11-6, 8-6, 2A-3).