Lions dump a pair of games, win one on road
GRAVETTE — The Gravette Lions won a conference game against Lincoln April 5 but dropped two games, an April 2 contest with conference-rival Prairie Grove, the other on the road in Centerton against Bentonville West on April 6.
Prairie Grove 6, Gravette 5
In the April 2 game in Gravette, the Lions were able to score in the first and third innings and take an early lead. But the momentum of the game switched to the Tigers’ favor going into the final inning of play.
In the bottom of the seventh, with Gravette trailing by three, Bailey Soule stepped to the plate. With the count at two balls and two strikes, Soule hit a long fly ball to right field that went over the wall for a two-run home run, bringing the Lions to within one. But Gravette was unable to put anyone else on base as two straight outs gave the Tigers the contest, 6-5.
Aside from his home run, Soule was able to score one in the first and third. He ended the contest four of four at bat for Gravette. Batting Gravette: 30-AB, 5-R, 10H, 4-RBI, 4-BB, 2-SO. Prairie Grove: 30-AB, 6-R, 8-H, 2-RBI, 3-BB, 7-SO. Pitching Gravette: Hunter Cole 6-IP, 87-#P, 5-H, 4-R, 1-BB, 6-SO
Brodie Parsons 1-IP, 21#P, 3-H, 2-R, 1-SO, 2-ER
Gravette totals: 7-IP, 108#P, 8-H, 6-R, 2-BB, 7-SO, 2-ER. Prairie Grove totals: 7-IP, 135-#P, 10-H, 5-R, 4-BB, 3-SO, 1-HR.
Gravette 15, Lincoln 1
With Jake Carver on the mound, Gravette was able to pull off a 15-1 win in five innings over the Lincoln Wolves. Batting Gravette: 28-AB, 15-R, 15-H, 13 RBI, 4-BB, 5-SO, 2-E. Lincoln: 19-AB, 1-R, 3-H, 1-RBI, 0-BB, 8-SO, 3-H.
Gravette: Jake Carver 5-IP, 60-#P, 3-H, 1-R, 0-ER, 0-BB, 8-SO. Lincoln totals: 5-IP, 125#P, 15-H, 15-H, 14-ER, 4-BB, 5-SO.
Bentonville West 10, Gravette 0
It was all Bentonville West when Gravette traveled to Centerton April 6.
The Wolverines scored first in inning one. From there, they added four runs in the second and third innings and one in the fifth to take the contest over the Gravette Lions 10-0. Dakota McDonald is credited with the shutout.
The Lions’ only base hit came in the fifth inning when Mason Dagley hit a single. Batting Gravette: 17-AB, 0-R, 1-H, 0-RBI, 0-BB, 7-SO, 1-E. Bentonville West: 21-AB, 10-R, 9-H, 9-RBI, 5-BB, 3-SO, 1-E. Pitching
Gravette: Kenton Tajchman 2-IP, 41-#P, 5-H, 5-R, 4-ER, 1-BB, 0-SO.
Jonah Keener 2.1-IP, 63#P, 4-H, 5-R, 5-ER, 4-BB, 3-SO. Gravette totals 4.1-IP, 104-#P, 9-H, 10-R, 9-ER, 5-BB, 3-SO. Bentonville West: Dakota McDonald 5-IP, 68-#P, 1-H, O-R, 0-ER, O-BB, 7-SO.
Gravette catcher Kenton Tajchman holds the ball in front of a Tiger runner sliding into home plate for the out during the Gravette-Prairie Grove baseball game April 2 in Gravette.