The Conway Christian baseball team won more than the 2A West Regional title Monday when they defeated Magazine, 12-6, in the rain-delayed tournament at Pangburn.
The Eagles (25-3) won a bye into the quarterfinals of the 2A state baseball tournament that begins Thursday at East Poinsett County High School in Lepanto.
CCS, which won its third straight regional title, will play at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
St. Joseph baseball
In losing to Conway Christian in the 2A West Regional semifinals at Pangburn, St. Joseph gave up 11 hits and walked 10 batters.
Things were different in the Bulldogs’ other two games. David Beck struck out 16 and allowed four hits in a 7-1 victory over Danville.
St. Joseph pitchers Brad Vandivere and Daniel Lee Kordsmeier scattered 11 hits and walked three in a 12-6 victory over Pangburn in the third-place game Monday.
"It’s a huge difference in our team when we don’t walk a bunch," said St. Joseph coach Luke Davis.
Jack Briggler was 3 for 4 and Staton Holbrook had two hits for St. Joseph (13-9), which broke the game open with six runs in the sixth inning.
St. Joseph will play Parkers Chapel at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at East Poinsett County.
Harding Academy’s Peyton Harlow limited Mayflower to three singles, struck out 11 and walked one Monday in leading the Wildcats (28-5) to a 7-0 victory over the Eagles in the championship game of the 3A regional tournament at Searcy.
Mayflower will now be a No. 2 seed in the state tournament at will play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Harrison.
Mount Vernon-Enola defeated Bradford, 6-2, Monday to take third place in the 1A-3 regional softball tournament at Bee Branch.
The Lady Warhawks will play Viola at noon Wednesday in the opening game of the Class A state tournament at Pine Bluff.