BATESVILLE — Josh Hyneman pitched a no-hitter in the first game and Brennan Payne allowed only three hits in the second as Jonesboro routed Batesville twice in 5A-East baseball Tuesday evening.
The Hurricane (15-3, 5-1 conference) needed only five innings in each game to sweep the Pioneers (10-5, 4-2 conference). Jonesboro won the first game 12-0, then took the second 11-1.
The first game was scoreless in the third inning before Jonesboro capitalized on a dropped third strike with two out. The Hurricane scored seven runs with two out in the third, then tacked on four more in the fourth and one run in the fifth.
Hyneman (4-1) struck out nine batters. He also added a hit and an RBI offensively.
Jake Henry Williams had a hit and drove in four runs in the first game. Ty Rhoades was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI; Dawson Wagner had a hit, an RBI and scored three runs; and Cross Jumper was 2-for-4.
Payne (4-1) struck out seven batters while giving up three hits in the second game. He was also 3-for-3 and drove in a run. Jonesboro scored all 11 runs in the first three innings of the second game. The Hurricane finished with 15 hits.
Will Barre’ was 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBI. Wagner was 2-for-4 with an RBI; Jumper was 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored; Rhett Hosman was 2-for-2 with two doubles and an RBI; Williams doubled and drove in a run; Sawyer Bentley had a hit and an RBI; and Hyneman had a hit, an RBI and scored twice.
Valley View 4-14, Westside 0-4JONESBORO — Valley View swept a 4A-3 doubleheader Tuesday against Westside, winning the first game 4-0 and the second 14-4.
Grayson Becker pitched 6 2/3 innings in the first game, striking out 10 batters while walking five and allowing two hits. Wil French was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Kannon Jones was also 2-for-3. Carson Turley had a hit and an RBI, and Tyler Hoskins also drove in a run for the Blazers.
Westside’s Cameron Moore pitched six innings, striking out three batters.
Valley View (17-1, 6-0 conference) scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to close the second game.
Hoskins, the winning pitcher, was 2-for-2 with a home run, a double and four RBI. Carter Saulsbury doubled and drove in three runs.
Slade Caldwell was 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice; French was 2-for-3 and scored three runs; Aedan Huntsman doubled and drove in a run; Carson Tosh and Carson Turley both hit a double; and Kannon Jones had a hit and an RBI.
Hoskins pitched five innings, giving up five hits and four runs while striking out five and walking four.
Kirk Busch and Adonis Thomas both finished 2-for-3 for Westside, with Thomas driving in one run. Spencer Honeycutt added a hit and an RBI for the Warriors, while Jacob Tyler and Gaige Zaffarano drove in one run each.
Brookland 11-13, Highland 4-3HIGHLAND — Brookland pulled away from Highland in both games of a 4A-3 doubleheader Tuesday.
The Bearcats scored six runs in the seventh inning to seal an 11-4 victory in the first game. An eight-run sixth inning finished the second game as Brookland (17-1, 8-0 conference) won 13-3.
Brookland’s Zane Horad was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the first game. Dax Webb was 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI; Cade Collins was 2-for-4 with an RBI; Tyler Privett and Mason Pankey each had RBI doubles; Weston Speir and Eli Richmond added an RBI each; and Jack Henry Pettit doubled.
Pettit (6-0) pitched a complete game. He yielded nine hits and four runs (three earned) while striking out 10.
Richmond (6-0) pitched all six innings in the second game for the Bearcats, giving up five hits and three runs (none earned) while striking out three.
Collins was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Pankey was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI; Horad was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI; Richmond was 2-for-4 with two triples and three RBI; Walker Harrell was 2-for-3 with two RBI; and Webb added a double.
Marion 13-8, Nettleton 3-1MARION — Marion pulled away early in the first game and late in the second to sweep a 5A-East doubleheader Tuesday with Nettleton.
The Patriots (14-3, 5-1 conference) scored 11 runs in the first three innings of the first game, winning 13-3. Seth Bishop was 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Raiders.
Marion scored all of its runs from the fourth inning through the seventh in the second game, an 8-1 victory for the Patriots.
Kyle Tolley and Zachary Bishop had hits for Nettleton (8-9, 1-5 conference), with Landon Webb driving in the Raiders’ run. Tolley pitched five innings, giving up five runs (four earned) and seven hits while striking out five.
Pocahontas 7-6, Trumann 0-3
POCAHONTAS – Pitchers Jackson Privett and Logan McIntyre struck out 23 batters over two games as Pocahontas swept Trumann in a 4A-3 doubleheader Tuesday.
Privett struck out 11 while giving up two hits as the Redskins took the first game 7-0. He was also 2-for-3 at the plate.
McIntyre was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the first game. Michael Martens drove in two runs; Rob Mason added a hit and an RBI; CJ Palmer hit a double and drove in a run; and Hunter Singley hit a double.
McIntyre struck out 12 while allowing four hits in the second game as Pocahontas (15-5, 6-0 conference) completed the sweep with a 6-3 victory. Rex Tedder picked up the save.
Dawson Chester was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI to power Pocahontas in the second game. Martens was 2-for-2 with a double; Jackson Privett was 2-for-3 with an RBI; and Hunter Singley also drove in a run.
Connor McClain had a hit and an RBI for Trumann. Brent Montgomery doubled for the Wildcats.
Marked Tree 8, CRA 1PARAGOULD — Marked Tree kept its 1A-3 record perfect Tuesday with an 8-1 victory over Crowley’s Ridge Academy.
Winning pitcher Brennon Honeycutt gave up one run on two hits with seven strikeouts in six innings. Brylan Honeycutt struck out the side in the seventh for the save.
Cainan Hawkins was 3-for-4 with four RBI for the Indians (9-3, 5-0 conference). Logan Smith added a hit and two RBI.