May 10, 2017 Edition

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Lady Bobcat shortstop Shyanne Foley makes an out at second and prepares to throw to first during the semifinals of the regional tournament at Manila. Walnut Ridge dropped the game to Rivercrest 10-2, then beat Melbourne in the consolation game to claim a third-place finish.
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Lady Bobcats advance to state

aylee Davis hit a home run and had three RBIs to lead the Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats to a 7-1 victory over Mountain View in the first round of the Region 3A-3 Softball Tournament at Manila on Saturday.

In addition to sending the Lady Cats into the semifinals, the win also secured a spot in the 3A State Softball Tournament.

Against Mountain View, Walnut Ridge got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning when Baylee Haskins drew a leadoff walk. Haskins stole second base and scored on a single by Davis to give the Lady Cats a 1-0 lead.

Lady Eagles advance to national tourney

The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles softball team will be returning to the NAIA National Championship for the second consecutive year, and for the fifth time in the last seven seasons. They booked their place after finishing as runner-up in the American Midwest Conference Tournament on Friday.

After losing the opening game of the final four to Freed-Hardeman University on Thursday, the 24th-ranked Lady Eagles needed to win two games on Friday to guarantee their opportunity to compete for an NAIA Championship. Sophomore Cat Totty came in, in relief to get wins against both Park University and Freed-Hardeman, sealing an automatic bid for WBC.

Screamin' Eagles fall to Armorel

Armorel's Seth Wyatt threw a two-hit shutout and struck out 12 batters as the Tigers defeated the Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles 3-0 in the first round of the 1A Region 2 Baseball Tournament on Friday at Armorel.

The Tigers scratched out single runs in the first, third and sixth innings.

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