Seabrook’s Arnold no-hits Lake Hamilton
Seabrook’s Arnold no-hits Lake Hamilton
BRYANT — Hayden Arnold allowed no hits and one run for the Seabrook All-Stars on Saturday in an 11-1 victory over Lake Hamilton in the Babe Ruth 15-year-old district tournament.
Lake Hamilton’s only run came in the bottom of the first after the leadoff reached on an error, advanced to second on a bad throw, reached third on a passed ball and scored on a fielder’s choice. From that point, Arnold did not let another runner on base and struck out six batters in six innings.
Scott Taylor and Ja’Kobi Jackson each had three hits for Seabrook. Jackson was a home run away from the cycle.
The remainder of Saturday’s schedule in the tournament was washed out. Action will resume at 11 this morning.
Hunter hits in Tigers’ comeback win
HOUSTON — Torii Hunter of Pine Bluff batted 1 for 4, and the Detroit Tigers scored three runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday.
The single was Hunter’s first in three games and came in his fourth game back from a hamstring injury. Hunter, who is batting .256 on the season, has 63 hits including nine home runs, but has not gone yard since June 6. Hunter also has 37 RBIs on the season.
Ian Kinsler homered in Detroit’s three ninth-inning runs.
Braves resume action in Bryant today
The Pine Bluff Braves will attempt to make up a pair of rainouts today at Bishop Park in Bryant.
The Braves are scheduled to take on the Conway Catfish at 5 p.m. and Bryant at 7:30. Bryant features Wes Grant, a 94-mph flame-thrower who has pitched no-hit ball so far this season.
Michael Newby of Pine Bluff is coming off his own no-hitter from last Sunday and will start today. Mason Reynolds, who is undefeated in two seasons with the Braves, will begin the other game.
Against Bryant last week, Corey McCoy belted a three-run triple in a 4-2 victory.
Greinke notches 10th win as Dodgers thump Cards
LOS ANGELES — Zack Greinke pitched seven solid innings to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the third installment of a four-game set.
Greinke (10-4), who joined Cincinnati’s Alfredo Simon and St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright as the only pitchers in the National League with double-digit wins, allowed one run on four hits while striking out 10.
Lance Lynn was tagged for nine hits over two innings of work in the loss. Lynn entered the game with a 1.40 ERA in winning his last four meetings against the Dodgers.
Keselowski dominates in Kentucky
SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Keselowski won the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway for the second time in three years on Saturday night.
Keselowski started on the pole and put on a dominating performance by leading 199 of 267 laps. Kyle Busch grabbed the top spot during the last round of pit stops under caution with 50 laps to go.
Busch ran in front for 31 laps before Keselowski pulled ahead of him with 19 laps left. He beat Busch to the finish line by just over a second for his second win of the season and the 12th of his Sprint Cup Series career. Keselowski started eighth and led just 68 laps when he won at Kentucky for the first time during his 2012 championship season in Sprint Cup.
Ryan Newman finished a season-best third, while Matt Kenseth, who won this race one year ago, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top-five.
Rookie stuns Houston IndyCar field
HOUSTON — Rookie Carlos Huertas pulled off a stunning upset in Saturday’s Race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston weekend doubleheader, leading a Colombian sweep of the podium.
Having rained before the start and therefore forcing a slight delay, IndyCar Series officials turned this scheduled 90-lap race at Houston’s NRG Park into a timed event of 1 hour, 50 minutes.
Huertas, who hails from Bogota, Colombia, and drives the No. 18 car for Dale Coyne Racing, was one of several drivers who opted not to pit during a late-race round of stops. His teammate, Justin Wilson, did not pit as well and took over the lead for the restart. Wilson was forced to pit for fuel with seven minutes to go (seven laps left), allowing Huertas to grab the top spot.
— Staff and wire reports