BROOKLAND — Brookland ran its winning streak to 14 games with Saturday’s 10-8 victory over Lonoke.
The Bearcats (15-1) scored six runs in the fourth inning to take a 10-3 lead. Lonoke (12-2) closed the gap with a five-run fifth.
Winning pitcher Cole Doke (2-0) allowed only one earned run in 4 2/3 innings. Doke gave up four hits and five walks while striking out five batters. Tyler Privett pitched 2 1/3 hitless innings, striking out four batters.
Cade Collins was 2-for-2 and drove in two runs for Brookland. Lance Cupples was 3-for-3, while Dax Webb, Privett and Zane Horad drove in one run each.
Brookland eased past Paragould 11-2 on Friday. Weston Speir (3-1) pitched a complete game, yielding four hits and no earned runs while striking out seven and walking two.
Privett was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Collins was 2-for-5 with a double; Webb had a hit and two RBI; and Horad and Mason Pankey drove in one run each.
Valley View 9, Gosnell 4
BATESVILLE — Tyler Hoskins drove in five runs Saturday to lift Valley View to a 9-4 victory over Gosnell in the semifinals of the Pioneer Classic.
The Blazers (15-0) played in the championship game later Saturday.
Valley View routed Vilonia 17-1 Friday in its first game in the tournament. Fowler Maddox (6-0) pitched four innings for the victory, striking out four while allowing one hit and one run.
Carter Saulsbury was 2-for-3 with three RBI to lead Valley View. Wil French had a hit and scored three runs; Hoskins had a hit and scored twice; Kannon Jones had a hit, two RBI and two runs scored; and Carson Turley had a hit, two runs scored and an RBI.
JACKSON, Tenn. — Jonesboro routed two Tennessee opponents Thursday in the Easter Slam, thumping Dyer County 11-4 and Creek Wood 13-1.
A six-run fourth inning helped the Hurricane pull away from Dyer County. Jake Henry Williams was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored; Dawson Wagner was 2-for-3 and scored two runs; and Brennan Payne was 2-for-3.
Ty Rhoades doubled and drove in two runs. Cross Jumper and Rykar Acebo drove in one run each.
Lance Davis pitched four innings for the victory, yielding four hits and no earned runs while striking out five. Jack Gueno worked the final two innings, giving up one hit and no earned runs.
Jonesboro (15-3) finished off the nightcap by scoring eight runs in the fifth inning against Creek Wood. Acebo pitched four innings for the victory, giving up four hits and one run while striking out four and walking three.
Charlie Dominguez had a hit and drove in two runs for Jonesboro. Rhoades was 2-for-2; Rhett Hosman was 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored twice; Williams was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Josh Hyneman had a hit and scored twice; Payne had a hit, an RBI and scored twice; Jack Cheatham had a hit and an RBI; and Will Barre’ also drove in a run.
Valley View 8, Searcy 3
JONESBORO — Valley View defeated Searcy 8-3 Thursday to win the weather-delayed championship game of Mayflower’s Pinkett-Mezza Invitational tournament.
Blazer pitchers Tyler Hoskins and Eli Crecelius combined to strike out 11 batters. Hoskins pitched five innings for the victory, striking out eight while allowing one earned run and two hits. Crecelius struck out three in the final two innings.
Wil French was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored for Valley View. Slade Caldwell added a hit, an RBI, three stolen bases and two runs scored; and Carter Saulsbury was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Valley View 8-12, Southside 2-0
JONESBORO — Valley View swept Southside in a 4A-3 baseball doubleheader Wednesday, taking the first game 8-2 and winning the second 12-0.
Grayson Becker and Jackson Stotts combined to strike out 19 Southside batters in the first game. Becker (4-0) struck out 13 in five innings, giving up one run on two hits and one walk. Stotts struck out six in two innings.
Brayden Anderson was 2-for-2 for the Blazers, who are 4-0 in conference play. Tyler Hoskins added a hit and drove in two runs; Slade Caldwell doubled and scored three runs; and Wil French added a hit and scored twice.
Fowler Maddox (5-0) pitched two innings for the victory in the second game. Caldwell was 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored.
French hit a two-run double and scored once; Hoskins was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored; and Carson Winters was 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Brookland 20-19, Trumann 0-6
BROOKLAND — Brookland scored five runs in the seventh to force extra innings and exploded for 13 runs in the eighth to complete a doubleheader sweep of Trumann with a 19-6 victory Thursday.
The Bearcats (6-0 4A-3) won the first game of the doubleheader 20-0, but trailed 6-1 after two innings of the nightcap. Neither team scored again until Brookland rallied in the seventh.
Eli Richmond pitched seven innings for the victory in the second game, giving up six runs (three earned) on six hits while walking one and striking out 12. David Rubottom pitched the bottom of the eighth for the Bearcats.
Tyler Privett belted two doubles and drove in four runs in the second game for the Bearcats. Weston Speir was 2-for-5 with four RBI; Cade Collins was 3-for-4 with two RBI; Zane Horad was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Dax Webb was 2-for-4; Walker Harrell drove in two runs; and Mason Pankey and Jack Henry Pettit drove in one run each.
Pettit (5-0) struck out 11 batters while pitching a five-inning shutout in the first game.
Collins was 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI in the first game; Richmond was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI; Webb doubled and drove in three runs; Harrell and Privett both doubled and drove in two runs each; Horad drove in two runs; Pankey was 2-for-4 with an RBI; and Griffin Duvall drove in a run.
Marked Tree 13, Maynard 2
MAYNARD — Brylan Honeycutt led Marked Tree on the mound and at the plate Thursday as the Indians defeated Maynard 13-2 in 1A-3 baseball.
Honeycutt pitched six innings, giving up four hits while striking out nine and walking three. Neither Maynard run was earned.
Honeycutt was also 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored for the Indians (8-2, 4-0 conference). Brennon Honeycutt was 3-for-4 and scored three runs; Zander Criswell was 2-for-3 and scored three runs; Aidan McGuire was 2-for-4 with an RBI double; and Corey Jacobs doubled for the sixth consecutive game.
Tuckerman 7, Southside 3
SOUTHSIDE — Cameron Jones belted a three-run home run in the first inning Thursday as Tuckerman cruised past Southside 7-3.
Jones finished 3-for-4 with four RBI for the Bulldogs (12-1). Will King and David Platt added two hits each.
Platt (3-1) pitched a complete game. He gave up three runs on five hits while striking out six batters.