Sunday, April 16, 2017
Bentonville High 5, Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo 1
Karson Coffee’s RBI triple sparked a four-run sixth inning as Bentonville won its seventh straight game, defeating Kickapoo in a game played Friday night in Springfield.
The Tigers (11-8) did all of their damage with two out in the sixth as Kyle Knight singled, then Ryan Kneeshaw entered as a courtesy runner and scored on Coffee’s triple. After Cade Lastovica walked, Destyn Adkins dropped a bunt single to drive in Coffee, then Cameron Duncan and Kam’ron Mays-Hunt added RBI singles.
Austin Gottula pitched three innings in relief of starter Mike Andrus and picked up the win. Mays-Hunt had three hits to lead Bentonville, while Justin Hines and Coffee each added two hits.
Bentonville West 8, Siloam Springs 6
Jason Gloeckler’s RBI single snapped a 2-2 tie and led to a six-run outburst in the fifth inning Friday as West held off Siloam Springs and snapped the Wolverines’ five-game losing skid.
Two Siloam Springs errors allowed West (9-10) to add two more runs, followed by an RBI single by Jaron Jenkins and a two-run double by Joey Aden. The Panthers made things close by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth on two hit batters, a ground out and an RBI single by Pool.
Hunter Mays, the second of three Wolverine pitchers, picked up the win, while Carter Bourg picked up a save. Four West players had two hits each, while Aden, Jenkins and Seth Schoenauer drove in two runs apiece.
Rogers Heritage 5, Sallisaw, Okla. 4
The War Eagles rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning including the tying and winning runs on consecutive safety squeeze bunts for the nonconference win on Saturday afternoon at Veterans Park.
Freshman Reid Renfrowe scored the tying run on a bunt and junior Kyle Judd followed with another squeeze bunt on a 2-1 count to score the game-winner for the War Eagles (6-14).
Finian Doherty drove in a run with a single earlier in the inning and scored the game-winning run from third. He finished 2-for-3, with two RBIs and two runs scored.
That made a winner of freshman Ben Pollock, who allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over seven innings. He struck out four and walked five.
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