With a makeshift lineup, the Conway baseball team pulled out a road victory Thursday against Fort Smith Northside.
According to coach Noel Boucher, the Wampus Cats (3-4, 1-1) left five players at home with either strep throat or being monitored for whooping cough.
"We had to play a lot of young guys and anytime you do that, it’s shaky," Boucher said.
The Grizzlies (2-5, 0-3) had the Cats down to their final out, leading 4-3 in the seventh, when Conway rallied with two outs to pull it out.
Hunter Gould tied the game with a line drive up the middle that drove in Adam Winter. Cade Jones then tripled to drive in what proved to be the winning run.
Evan Wilson had a two-run single for the Cats.
Conway will play this weekend in a tournament at Mountain Home.
Shelby Hammett scored a hat trick Thursday as the Conway girls went to 2-0 in conference with a 3-0 victory over Fort Smith Northside.
Hammett has scored six goals in six games for the Lady Cats (4-2).
Her first goal came after a give-and-go pass from senior forward Peyton Turner. Her second goal came off a deep cross from senior Avery Taylor. Hammett timed her run perfectly and finished past the Northside keeper two minutes before halftime. She finished off the scoring when she latched onto a through-ball down the middle by Taylor. Hammett surged past the keeper and was able to walk the ball into the goal.
Fort Smith Northside, the defending 7A champions, defeated the Conway boys, 4-1. Carlos Beltran scored the only goal for the Wampus Cats.
In JV play, the Conway girls won, 3-0. Jessica Sipes scored twice and Shelby Grimes once.
The Conway boys defeated Little Rock Hall, 7-2, in a road game earlier in the week. Landon Cole had two assists from throw-ins. Trailing 2-0, Guillermo Annell scored for the Cats off a throw-in from Landon Cole. That was the first of four goals for Annell. Beltran scored on a penalty kick and Nestor Moguel and Nate McKenna had other goals.
Hall does not field a girls team.
ST. JOSEPH BASEBALL
Magnet Cove scored three unearned runs Thursday in a 4-1 baseball victory over St. Joseph (1-3) in a game at Magnet Cove.
Britt Stroth (1-1), had four strikeouts, and Cole Schafer combined for a three-hitter for the Bulldogs. Owen Echols and Taylor Schrekenhofer had St. Joseph’s only two hits. Jacob Lampe scored a run.
"Magnet Cove is a good team, but we have to start getting our timing at the plate," said St. Joseph coach Luke Davis.
At Dardanelle, Mayflower (6-1) spotted the Dardanelle Sand Lizards four runs in the first inning but stormed back to take a 10-5 victory Thursday. The Eagles would scored in the top of the first on a leadoff double by Michael Post and an RBI from Tyler Herrin. Mason Quick’s RBI for Mayflower trimmed a 4-1 deficit to 4-2.
The Eagles scored three times in the third on hits by Tyler Godwin, Herrin and Quick to make the score 5-4. The Eagles pushed the lead to 6-4 in the fourth as Post scored on a wild pitch and added four more in the sixth on hits from Post, Trey Bradley and Justin Sewell.
"Our kids dug a hole in the first inning but showed some experience by not getting rattled," said Mayflower coach Joe Albritton. "It’s good to see them fight back and get the win."
Sewell (2-0) recorded the complete-game win, allowing eight hits and striking out five.
The Eagles were led at the plate by Post, who went 2 for 3 along with Herrin and Bradley, who each went 2-for-4.
In JV action, the Eagles defeated Dardanelle, 8-1. Christian Moore took the win for the Eagles. Jared Rippee, Austin Grundy and J.L. Jones all had hits
ST. JOSEPH SOCCER
Subiaco Academy (4-0) romped past St. Joseph, 8-0, in boys soccer Thursday at Centennial Soccer Park.
The Bulldogs (0-2) did not lose back-to-back regular season games last season.
After spring break, the Bulldogs will open 4A-3 play on the road against Valley View.