CONWAY BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
GREENWOOD — Conway baseball and softball teams swept Greenwood on Friday to stay in the thick of the race in 7A/6A Central.
The Wampus Cat baseball team defeated the Bulldogs, 11-2, to take over sole possession of first place in the conference.
The Lady Cats defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 7-2, to move to 5-2 in the league. That completed back-to-back victories by the Conway girls. On Thursday, Kaylee St. John shut out Fort Smith Northside, 5-0, in a makeup game at Lady Cat Field.
MAYFLOWER — Mayflower clinched a share of the conference championship and the No.1 seed in the district baseball playoffs Friday with an 11-1 victory over Episcopal Collegiate.
The Eagles are 19-1 and 6-0 in conference.
The Eagles jumped out early with a seven-run first inning with RBI from Trey Bradley, Tyler Herrin, Drew Duncan and Michael Post. Mayflower pushed the lead to 9-0 in the second inning on an Episcopal error and RBI single from Ty Fowler.
Mayflower committed its only two errors of the game in yielding a run in the fifth. A two-run double Jordan Burns in the bottom of the fifth ended the game on the mercy rule.
Burns (4-0) recorded the win going five innings with six strikeouts and allowing only two hits. The Eagle offense was led by Fowler, who went 2 for 3, and Herrin with 3 RBI’s. Post, Burns, and Derek Vickers also provided offense.
The Eagles will travel to Perryville Monday seeking an outright conference championship.
GREENWOOD — Conway’s soccer teams managed 2-1 victories over Greenwood twice Friday night.
The boys improved to 5-2 in the 7A/6A Central Conference Friday night with the 2-1 win.
Conway’s first goal came in the third minute of the game when sophomore Carlos Beltran found the back of the net after slipping through the Bulldog’s defense. Greenwood scored its lone goal at the 32-minute mark after the ball was not cleared out the Cats defensive end.
With less than two minutes left in the first half, Beltran took the ball into the corner and when the defense closed, he made an excellent pass to senior Andrew Massey, who was wide open in the middle of the Greenwood defense. Massey found the back of the net from 30 yards out with a line drive shot to the lower left corner of the goal.
Greenwood was only able to muster three shots on goal the second half.
but the Cats defense kept them out of the scoring column.
The Lady Cats also secured a key conference victory with the 2-1 win, also improving to 5-2 in the league.
Payton Turner scored both goals for the Lady Cats, one on a corner kick.
Conway will return to action on Monday night against Little Rock Parkview.