Woodlawn opens tourney with win

Woodlawn opens tourney with win

EL DORADO — The Woodlawn baseball team opened the 7-2A district tournament with a 7-1 win over Hermitage Saturday afternoon.

A trio of pitchers teamed up against the Hermits with Trey Hankins (8-0) recording the win. Hankins went 2 2/3 innings, struck out three and allowed two hits. Gavin Johnston allowed a hit and fanned three in 2 1/3 innings of middle relief and Dillon Miller closed the final two innings, surrendering one hit and striking out one.

Johnston went 2 for 3 at the plate and drove in a pair. Blake Brown was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Bears (25-4) will continue tournament action at 4 p.m. Monday against Junction City, a 5-3 winner over host Parker’s Chapel in the opening round.

UAPB softball sweeps Southern

BATON ROUGE, La. — The UAPB softball team moved into third place in the SWAC West standings with a two-game sweep (1-0, 11-0) over Southern University on Saturday.

UAPB (7-34, 5-11) moved ahead of Southern and Grambling State with identical 4-12 conference marks.

Amanda Nordberg picked up the complete-game win in the opener while Lacie Sutterfield got the win in the mercy-run rule shortened second game.

Cece Kolesar, Allison Gutierrez, Tiressa Jacobs and AnJewllique Frazier had two hits in the nightcap with Nordberg driving in four runs.

Tanisha Bradford drove in the only run of the game in the opener and had two hits.

Mets Hairston hits for cycle

DENVER — Scott Hairston became the 10th New York Mets player to hit for the cycle, the 11th player to hit for the cycle at Coors Field.

Hairston singled in the second, doubled in the sixth, tripled in the fifth and completed the cycle with a homerun in the fourth.

Harper makes debut for Nationals

Bryce Harper made his Major League debut for Washington on Saturday against the L.A. Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. He grounded out to pitcher Chad Billingsly on his first Major League swing, flied out to left n the fifth inning and picked up his first hit, a double off the left field wall, in the seventh.

At 19 years and 195 days, Harper is the youngest player to ever wear a Nationals uniform.