Baseball and softball fared well for Faulkner County teams on day three of state tournament action, while soccer season concluded in the county during Friday’s action.
Conway baseball prevailed with a 9-6 win over Bentonville, and will move on to play the winner of Friday’s matchup between Catholic and Rogers at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at North Little Rock.
The Panthers continued to flex their muscle during Friday’s 9-5 win over Pulaski Academy at Harrison.
Greenbrier fell behind 2-0 in the first inning before sophomore Cayden Wallace launched a two-run homer, tying the game in the bottom of the first.
Pulaski Academy added two more runs in the top of the second before the Panthers answered in the bottom of the third.
Greenbrier would take a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the fifth and not surrender that lead for the game.
It would add three more runs in the bottom of the sixth, securing the win.
The Panthers will move on to face Sylvan Hills at noon Saturday in Harrison.
Conway Christian Baseball
In 2A action, the Eagles keep on winning with an 11-1 win over Buffalo Island Central in Pangburn.
The Eagles poured on three runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back.
They slowly built their 10-run lead throughout the rest of the game, while only giving up one.
CCS will move on to play Spring Hill in the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. in Pangburn.
The winners of all baseball semifinals games Saturday will play for their classification’s state championship at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
The Lady Cats fell into an early 2-0 hole against Bentonville West and could not climb out of the hole, eventually getting shut out 6-0.
Conway will now move to the offseason, losing just five seniors.
Unlike the Panthers baseball team, the Lady Panthers didn’t have to fight from deficits.
They took an early 1-0 lead, which quickly turned into a 3-0 lead in the second inning.
That lead eventually turned into a 6-0 lead in the third before adding a seventh run in the fourth.
By the sixth inning, Greenbrier had its final score of 9-1.
The Lady Panthers move on to the semifinals to face Morrilton in a battle of 5A West teams vying for an opportunity to play for the 5A State title.
Mt. Vernon-Enola Softball
In 1A competition, the Lady Warhawks defeated Ouachita 6-3, after falling behind 2-1 in the first inning.
MVE struck back in the second inning, scoring four runs, taking a 5-2 lead.
The Lady Warhawks would add another run in the top of the fourth before Ouachita added a final run in the bottom of the seventh.
MVE will move on to face Taylor at noon in Mountain Home for a chance to reach the 1A state title game.
Conway Boys Soccer
It was tough going for the 7A Central Conference champion Wampus Cats in their 1-0 loss to Rogers.
Conway lost the game on penalty kicks after going scoreless in regulation.
The Wampus Cats will move ahead to the offseason.
Conway Girls Soccer
Unfortunately for the Lady Cats, they saw the same fate, losing 3-1 to Rogers on Friday, ending Conway’s season.
The Lady Cats trailed 2-0 at halftime before both teams added one more goal to their side in the second half.
The Lady Eagles season ended at the hands of a 4-0 shutout loss to Pulaski Academy at Harrison on Friday, as the final Vilonia team was eliminated from state tournament play.
The Lady Panthers couldn’t muster anything against Little Rock Christian Academy in a 5-0 loss.
Greenbrier looks to build off a strong season.
The Mayflower baseball game had not ended by press time Friday, so its result has not been posted here.
Semifinal play begins for Faulkner County teams Saturday at noon with Mt. Vernon-Enola softball playing Taylor in Mountain Home.