In a roller coaster game, St. Joseph got on the upswing in the fifth inning on the way to a come-from-behind, 10-9 victory in nine innings over Bauxite at Bauxite.
The Bulldogs (6-4) trailed 9-1 after four innings but scored four runs in the fifth and sixth to force extra innings and finally win it.
“This was a game of highs and lows,” said coach Luke Davis. “We played about as badly, physically and mentally, in the first four innings as we could. I was disappointed in the effort. That was the low.
“We started playing ball in the fifth and turned it around. I was proud that a couple of kids stepped up and led us in the right direction. Every game matters when you are trying to get better.”
Cole Schafers threw three innings of scoreless, hitless relief, striking out five to get the win.
David Beck was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Taylor Schrekenhofer had two hits and an RBI. Britt Stroth, Nash Nichols and Owen Echols also had two hits.
LITTLE ROCK — Mayflower (13-2) defeated Pulaski Academy, 8-5, in baseball Thursday night.
A single by Michael Post, a walk, a two-run double by Drew Duncan and an RBI double from Trey Bradley gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead in the first. A sacrifice fly in the second by Post upped the advantage to 4-0.
In the bottom of the second, Eagle pitcher Austin Grundy had to leave the game with a tweaked shoulder and Duncan would come in to retire the Bruins and keep the 4-0 lead for the Eagles.
An RBI double by Bradley pushed the Mayflower lead to 5-1 in the third. The Bruins closed to gap to 6-3 in the fifth.
In the sixth inning, Mayflower scored on two errors and a walk to gain a cushion.
Mayflower assistant coach Coty Storms said, “I was pleased with our effort tonight. We did a lot of good things. Duncan came in and threw well after Grundy had to leave. Anytime you beat PA, that’s a good win.”
Duncan (3-0) recorded the win for the Eagles and Chris Hayes took the loss for the Bruins. The Eagles were led at the plate by Bradley, who went 2-for-4 and Duncan who had two RBIs.
In JV action, the Eagles lost 8-2. Bailey Butler took the loss for the Eagles. Justin Case had two hits and an RBI.