Conway Christian’s baseball team celebrated Senior Day in a big way Monday.
Jacob Callaway struck out nine and tossed a no-hitter. The Eagle hitters had a field day at the play on the way to a 29-0 victory over Mountain Pine.
Callaway walked only one but also helped himself at the plate. He was 4 for 6 with six runs, five RBI and five stolen bases. Another senior, Tyler Ratliff was 1 for 3 and scored three runs for the Eagles (21-6). Senior Austin Hodges was 1 for 2 with an RBI and senior Jake Fitts was 1 for 3 with two RBI.
Other players gave the seniors plenty of backup. Junior Andrew Dather was 5 for 5 with three doubles, two triples, three runs scored and six RBI. Junior Tanner Stevenson was 3 for 5 with three runs. Freshman Josiah Smith was 2 for 2 with three runs and three RBI.
"I am so proud of this group of seniors; they were all sophomores my first year here and have done an outstanding job on the field as well as off representing CCS," said CCS coach Shane Davis. "They have compiled a 64-21 record over the last three years and hopefully, we can get them several more of these before their time here is up as we head into the postseason this weekend."
The Conway boys soccer team defeated Cabot, 3-2, Monday night in a battle for second place in 7A Central.
With the victory at John McConnell Stadium in the makeup game, the Wampus Cats upped their record to 6-3.
In an earlier game with Cabot ,the Cats lost but outshot the Panthers. Monday night, the Cats put together a good offensive attack.
Keanu Fredric scored the first goal in the 24th minute, then the Panthers scored 10 minutes later.
The two teams went into halftime tied 1-1 but the second half play was dictated by physical plays.
Conway senior Garrett Todd scored two goals in the second half, with assists from senior Michael Anthony and junior Logan Hampton. With 56 seconds left, Cabot was awarded a penalty kick and converted to make the 3-2 final.
The Cats are on a five-game win streak and will play two games this week — Thursday at North Little Rock and then Little Rock Central at home Friday.
Megan Goodnight struck out eight and allowed three hits Monday in helping Conway High’s softball team to an 8-3 victory over Cabot, keeping the Lady Cats (8-1 in conference) one game behind Bryant in the 7A Central race.
Goodnight, who upped her season record to 12-3, was supported by a 10-hit attack.
Deonna Howard had a hit, three walks and an RBI. Maddie Shaw had a hit, two walks and two RBI. Goodnight helped her cause, going 4 for 4 with two RBI. Taylor Kuhn had a hit and an RBI.
The Lady Cats will play at North Little Rock at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Carlisle defeated Mayflower, 7-3, Monday in nonconference baseball.
The Bison scored three in the third and one in eachb inning afterward in an 11-hit attack.
The Eagles (18-8) scored in the fifth on a single by Tyler Herrin and a double by Michael Post. Mayflower put two runners on in the sixth, but the rally was wiped out with a double play.
In the seventh, the Eagles scored on a hit by Jeremy Barnhart, RBI by Derek Vickers and three Bison errors to set the final margin. The Eagles were led at the plate by Post and Vickers, who each recorded RBIs. Tyler Godwin took the loss as he went four innings recording two strikeouts against three walks, allowing four runs. Jordan Burns entered in relief for the final three innings, striking out one while walking one and alowing three runs.
In JV action, the Eagles (24-5) posted a 7-2 win over the Bison behind the pitching of Jared Rippee, who struck out eight while walking two. he Eagles were led at the plate by Titus Copeland ,who went 2 for 2 and Drew Duncan who produced two RBIs. Also providing offense for the Eagles wwas Garrett Taylor, Tyler Godwin, Austin Grundy, Ryan Koonce, Tyler Turner and Chris Reynolds.