photo by TWILA KING
Mulberry’s Hailey Hvansted throws out the runner at first during Thursday’s nonconference game against Cedarville. The Lady Pirates won 9-4.
photo by TAMMY HOBSON
Mountainburg’s Tayla Carpenter leaps to catch the ball during Tuesday’s season-opening contest against Hackett. The Lady Dragons won the doubleheader.
• Mountainburg won its first two softball games of the year in a conference match-up against Hackett. The Lady Dragons won the first contest 14-1 and grabbed the nightcap, 10-2.
Chesney Lovell (2-0) won both games for Mountainburg. Lovell had eight strikeouts and gave up just three hits in the first game. She tossed a one-hitter in the second game with three strikeouts.
In the second game, Tayla Carpenter was 3 for 3 with two inside-the-park home runs. Chelsey McConnell was 2 for 3 with a pair of triples. Tianna Barton had a triple and Leanna Kosier added a double in the first game. Coach Mitchell Barton said both hit well during the contest.
• The Cedarville Lady Pirates had a pair of losses at Greenland on Monday, dropping both contests 15-0.
• Alma (1-3) lost 12-0 to Mena in a nonconference game on Tuesday.