Conway took over sole possession of second place in the 7A/6A Central baseball race Tuesday with a 13-4 romp over Russellville at Wampus Cat Field.
Cade Jones had six RBIs and three hits. Conner Williams added four RBIs. The Cats had eight hits and the Cyclones committed three errors.
Bubbas Carter struck out seven in picking up the win.
Russellville, the defending Class 6A state champion, defeated Conway, 5-2, in a 7A/6A Central softball game Tuesday night.
The Lady Cats fell to 5-2 in conference and 12-5 overall.
Megan Goodnight pitched six innings with four hits, three walks, five strikeouts and one earned run.
“We were able to shut them down after the first inning,” said coach Chata Hickey. “Defense did a good job of backing Megan up. Russellville’s Kendrick is a highly recruited pitcher for Division I softball; she is hard to score on. We got some runners on base, but couldn’t finish like we should.”
The Lady Cats will host Little Rock Hall on Thursday in a doubleheader.
At Mayflower, the Mayflower Eagles (15-2) defeated the Southside Bee Branch Hornets, 6-0, in non-conference play.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single from Tyler Herrin in the first. Mayflower posted another run in the second on a hit batsman and wild pitch.
In the third, the Eagles combined hits from Jordan Burns, Trey Bradley, and Tyler Godwin with a walk and error to take a 5-0 advantage. An RBI single from Mason Quick in the sixth produced the final run.
Eagle pitcher Drew Duncan (4-0) recorded the complete game shutout, striking out five Hornets and allowing only two hits.
Mayflower coach Joe Allbritton said, “We played solid defense and Duncan has been good on the mound for us this year. He always gives us a chance to win.”
Justin Sewell went 2-for-3 and Tyler Godwin had two RBIs.
In JV action, the Eagles lost 5-3. Justin Case and Jared Rippee led the Eagles at the plate.
ST. JOSEPH BASEBALL
HECTOR — Nash Nichols tossed a five-hitter and struck out eight Tuesday in leading St. Joseph to a 5-0 baseball victory over Hector.
At the plate, Nichols had two doubles and three RBIs. Cole Schafers had two hits, including a double. Dylan Schrekenhhofer had a single and an RBI. Jacob Lampe walked four times and scored two runs for the Bulldogs (9-4, 7-0).
“We played a solid game and everyone contributed,” said coach Luke Davis. “We have a few guys banged up right now and we need to get healthy and start hitting our stride.”