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LINCOLN -- Gravette took charge early against Berryville after barely winning its first game Saturday morning.

Sumer Kaba hit a three-run home run in the first inning as Gravette overwhelmed Berryville 15-0 Saturday afternoon in the 4A North Regional Tournament. Gravette was still batting in the bottom of the third inning when the game was called because of the sportsmanship rule.

Regional Tournament

4A North at Lincoln



At Farmington

Game 1 Gravette 3, Dover 2

Pea Ridge 8, Ozark 2

At Lincoln

Game 3 Berryville 14,. Dardanelle 9

Game 4 Pottsville 12, Lincoln 3

Game 5 Gravette 15, Berryville 0

Game 6 Pottsville 6, Pea Ridge 1


Pea Ridge vs. Berryville, noon

Pottsville vs. Gravette, 2:30 p.m.

*Top 4 teams advance to state tournament in Nashville May 10-12



At Farmington

Game 1 Shiloh Christian 10, Ozark 0

Game 2 Prairie Grove 4, Booneville 0

At Lincoln

Game 3 Dardanelle 6, Huntsville 2

Game 4 Pottsville 1, Pea Ridge 0

Game 5 Shiloh Christian 13, Dardanelle 0

Game 6 Pottsville 10, Prairie Grove 0


Prairie Grove vs. Dardanelle, noon

Pottsville vs. Shiloh Christian, 2:30 p.m.

*Top 4 teams advance to state tournament in Nashville May 10-12

Gravette advanced to face Pottsville in the championship game on Monday at 2:30 p.m.

Lizzy Ellis added a two-run double for Gravette, which scored five runs in the first and eight runs in the second inning. Bailey Elmore did not allow a hit and walked two in three innings in the circle.

Gravette dominated Berryville after edging Dover 3-2 in a game that was played at Farmington Saturday morning. Gravette scored the winning run in the seventh inning after falling behind 2-0 in the first against Dover.

The Lady Lions (21-6) got a pep talk on the way to Lincoln for their semifinal game, but it didn't come from coach Taos Jones.

It came from sophomore Gabbi Scott.

"Gabbi said to the team 'we need to step up and be more aggressive,'" Jones said. "I like when it comes from the players."

Gravette was already ahead 2-0 in the first inning when Kaba hit a three-run home run that cleared the wall in left field at the Lincoln softball field. Gravette added eight more runs on only four hits in the second inning.

"I think we got warmed up in the first game for this one," Jones said.

Berryville was held hitless by Elmore, who contributed a single and scored two runs for the Lady Lions.

Berryville made three of its four errors in the third inning when the game was stopped.



Kelley, Hill (2) and Smith. Elmore and Ellis. W -- Elmore. L -- Kelley. HR -- Gravette, Kaba

Pottsville 6, Pea Ridge 1

Aspen Campbell hit a three-run home run to lead Pottsville to a victory over Pea Ridge.

Campbell's blast to left field came in the third inning to give Pottsville a 6-0 lead.

Shannon Lacey pitched a complete game to earn the victory. She allowed only one run on a two-out single by Blakelee Winn in the fourth.

Lacey struck out four and allowed three hits and three walks for Pottsville (27-2).


Pottsville 10, Prairie Grove 0 (6 innings)

Pottsville scored five runs in the fifth inning with completing a shutout victory over Prairie Grove. The Apaches advanded to play Shiloh Christian Monday in the regional championship game at 2:30 p.m.

Winning pitcher Nick Hagerty hit three hits and drove in four runs for Pottsville. Mason Hule added a triple and a single for the Apaches, who added three runs in the sixth inning to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Shiloh Christian 13, Dardanelle 0 (4 innings)

Shiloh Christian scored 10 runs in the second inning while posting its second shutout on the day.

Connor Clark and Jake Nelson had two doubles apiece for Shiloh Christian, which grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first. Sawyer Duddleston, Kyle LaRoche, and Walker Williams also hit doubles for the Saints.

Shiloh Christian began the day with a 10-0 victory over Ozark.

Sports on 05/06/2018

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