SHERIDAN — The home team left little room for doubt Thursday in a battle of two baseball championship contenders from Southeast Arkansas.

SHERIDAN — The home team left little room for doubt Thursday in a battle of two baseball championship contenders from Southeast Arkansas.

Grady Finley and Justin Glidden each batted 2 for 3 to lead Sheridan to an 11-1 victory over Woodlawn. The game was a late addition to the original schedule, which had Hampton playing at Woodlawn on Thursday.

The Yellowjackets (16-4), who are gunning for the 6A-South championship, held the 7-2A East champion Bears (22-4) to two hits. Trey Hankins batted in the only run on his hit, and Gavin Johnson laced the other.

Sheridan got six hits off Johnston, who worked 3 1/3 innings in defeat.

Dumas 7, DeWitt 2

DUMAS — Blake Downen threw a complete-game gem on Thursday to help Dumas close the gap on Hamburg for first place in 8-4A Conference action.

Downen (5-0) allowed five hits, struck out seven and issued no walks to remain perfect on the mound. He also singled and drove in a run to help his own cause.

Matthew Miller doubled and drove in a run, Jacob Bishop doubled and Ryan Miller drove in a pair with a single. Hunter Vickers highlighted the offense with a solo home run.

Dumas will host nonconference opponent Junction City at 4:30 p.m. today.

Star City 6, Hamburg 1

STAR CITY — Austin White’s bases-loaded clearing triple in four-run fifth lifted Star City to an 8-4A Conference win over Hamburg.

Eight of nine starters hit safely for the Bulldogs with White adding a single and Jake Carr collecting a single and double in a game where head coach Scott Johnson was out of commission following an ejection at McGehee last week. Star City was also without one player and an assistant coach, leaving coaching duties to Sam McGhee. Johnson said McGhee “did an outstanding job” in his absence.

Zach House picked up the win on the mound with a complete-game effort. House allowed five hits, walked two and fanned six.

Star City will play a make-up game at Warren 4:30 p.m. today.


Watson Chapel 4-11, North Pulaski 2-0

JACKSONVILLE — Watson Chapel improved to 20-6 overall and 7-3 in 5A-Southeast Conference action with a sweep of North Pulaski.

Maegan Greer picked up the win in the circle in Game 1, allowing three hits, three walks and striking out six.

Lexie Downing and Megan Moore each singled for the Lady Cats in the opener.

Downing recorded the win in the second game as she allowed one hit and a walk, striking out five in five innings of work.

Natalie Johnson went 3 for 3, D’Ayra Parks was 2 for 3 and Downing, Harley Easter and Morgan Carter each singled.

Watson Chapel will host Woodlawn on Monday.

White Hall def. Little Rock Mills, forfeit

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 17-2 and 8-0 in the 5A-Southeast with the forfeit victories.

Monticello 12-13, Crossett 8-7

MONTICELLO — Monticello kept pace in the 5A-Southeast race with a pair of division wins over Crossett.

Breanna Smith picked up the win in the circle in Game 1 with 6 2/3 innings of work, striking out five, walking two and allowing nine hits.

Morgan Hopper finished with the final out of the game.

Karyss Coleman went 3 for 4, Halley Ryburn singled and doubled, Madelynn Gates was 2 for 5 and Smith was 2 for 5 with a double.

Hopper went the distance on the mound, allowing 14 hits, striking out two and issuing no free passes.

Ryburn was 4 for 5 to lead the Lady Billies at the plate, Smith and Ashleigh White each homered with Smith adding a triple, Morgan Searcy was 2 for 5 with a double and Coleman went 2 for 4.

The Lady Billies will play at 4:30 p.m. next Thursday at Sylvan Hills.


Sylvan Hills 3, Monticello 0

Monticello dropped a 5A-Southeast soccer match to Sylvan Hills on Thursday to fall to 8-6 overall and 4-2 in conference play.