BIC shuts out Riverside, Manila sweeps twin bill over Rivercrest
Buffalo Island Central shut out rival Riverside 15-0 while Manila swept a twin bill from conference foe Rivercrest, highlighting a rain shortened week of area high school softball action.
The Lady Mustangs rode the right arm of senior Madison Greathouse, who whitewashed the Lady Rebels, firing a two-hitter while fanning 12 Monday afternoon at Lake City. Greathouse helped herself at the plate, stroking a double and three singles in going 4-5 at the plate. Greathouse also scored three runs.
Karoline Thomas doubled, tripled and scored three times. Kelsey Strickland had a pair of RBI singles, Kensie Walker had two RBI singles and scored twice while senior leftfielder Hannah Poe added a pair of hits.
Kayli Womack took the loss for Riverside.
BIC finished the week with a doubleheader sweep over Cross County Thursday afternoon at Monette. BIC (5-0, 5-0 2A-3) won the opener 15-0 before taking the nightcap 16-5.
Madison Greathouse (4-0) picked up the win in the first game, pitching three innings of one-hit ball. Greathouse fanned four and gave up one walk.
Bailey Owens led the Lady Mustangs at the plate, going 2-3 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored. Senior centerfielder Catherine Colbert was 2-2 with two RBI and two runs scored while Lexie Ray finished the day 2-2 with a pair of runs.
Ray gained the win in the nightcap, pitching four innings. Ray struck out 10, allowed four hits, two earned runs while issuing two base on balls. Ray also had a pair of RBI singles. Molly Hart was a perfect 3-3 at the plate with three RBI while Greathouse had a pair of singles and scored three times.
Riverside fell to East Poinsett County 12-0 Tuesday afternoon at Lepanto. Lady Warrior Lexi Driver lashed four hits and drove in six runs. Driver had a double and two triples while scoring twice. Kaylan Wilson also had a hit and scored three times for the Lady Warriors. Maddison Wiggins fired a one-hitter to earn the victory.
Jordyn Wheeler fired a no-hitter to lead the Lady Lions to a 10-0 shutout over Rivercrest in the opener of a doubleheader between the two 3A-3 league rivals Monday afternoon at Wilson. The sophomore right-hander struck out five and allowed just one walk.
Wheeler also earned the win in Manila's second game 13-3 victory over the Lady Colts, allowing just three hits and three earned runs while striking out three.
Lauren Woody led the Lady Lions offense in the opener with a pair of hits and an RBI. Woody also scored three times. Ashley Rothwell scored twice while Tessa Pannells added an RBI single and a run.
Pannells also came up big in game two, driving in four runs while Woody delivered three RBI. Taylor Hampton scored a pair of runs while MacKenzie Tate and Mollie Beth Couch contributed a pair of RBI singles.
Manila will play host to Corning Tuesday afternoon before traveling to Gosnell for a Thursday afternoon game against the Lady Pirates.
Riverside hosts Marmaduke Monday afternoon at Lake City. The Lady Rebels will travel to Marked Tree Tuesday before closing the week with a home contest Thursday afternoon against Cross County.
BIC has a full slate of games scheduled this week, beginning with a road trip Monday afternoon at Crowley's Ridge Academy in Paragould. BIC travels to Lepanto Tuesday afternoon for a 2A-3 conference matchup with East Poinsett County. The Lady Mustangs host Marmaduke in a battle for first place in the conference standings Wednesday afternoon at Monette. BIC hosts Rector Thursday in another conference contest before closing out the week with a home game Friday afternoon against Jonesboro.