BIC baseball and softball teams combine for 7-0 week

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Buffalo Island Central completed a three game sweep of 2A-3 conference foes in high school baseball action last week. The Mustangs swept a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon, defeating Marmaduke 12-1 in the opener before shutting out Cross County 10-0 in the nightcap. BIC outscored East Poinsett County 10-5 Wednesday at Lepanto.

BIC exploded for eight runs in the fifth inning to run-rule Marmaduke. The Mustangs out-hit the Greyhounds 10-1 and took advantage of six Greyhound errors. Andrew McFarlin, Alan Carmichael and Canon Walling all delivered RBI hits during BIC's big fifth inning, while Dax Hurst provided an RBI groundout and Austin Pike stole home.

Moisses Arellano gained the victory, pitching five innings of one-hit ball. Arellano gave up one earned run, fanned six and walked a pair of batters.

Walling and Pike had a pair of hits each. Walling scored a run and had two RBI while Pike crossed the plate twice. Alan Carmichael singled, drove in three runs and scored once. Chayse Carmichael had an RBI single and scored three times. McFarlin singled, drove in a run and scored once. Branden Towery singled and scored twice while Evan Sanders and Brady Clark both singled and scored a run. Hurst added an RBI.

Logan Harrison fired a four-hit shutout in BIC's win over Cross County. Harrison went six innings, struck out five and issued three walks. Sanders led the Mustangs offensively with a pair of doubles and four RBI while scoring a run. Alan Carmichael singled twice, scored once and had an RBI. Pike, Hurst and McFarlin all had two hits apiece. Pike and Hurst scored two runs each while McFarlin scored once. Towery had an RBI single and scored a run while Chayse Carmichael also scored one time.

BIC scored four runs in the fifth inning to break open a close game, and went on to defeat East Poinsett County to finish off the week. McFarlin drilled a two-run single in BIC's three run third inning while Sanders cracked a two-run single in the seventh to highlight the Mustang offense.

McFarlin finished with a single, two RBI and a run scored while Sanders had a single and two runs batted in. Chayse Carmichael and Alan Carmichael both singled. Chayse Carmichael drove in two runs and scored once while Alan Carmichael scored twice and had an RBI. Hurst, Towery and Walling all delivered singles in the game.

Pike earned the victory, going the distance, allowing four earned runs on two hits. The senior right hander whiffed six and issued seven base on balls.

BIC will play host to the 2A-3 District Tournament beginning Thursday afternoon in Monette.

Lady Mustangs

The Lady Mustangs shut out three league opponents after beginning the week with a 15-2 defeat over 5A Nettleton.

Madison Greathouse went the distance to earn the win over Nettleton. Greathouse gave up two runs and allowed five hits while striking out seven. Catherine Colbert clubbed a pair of doubles and scored three times. Karoline Thomas had two hits and also scored three runs while Molly Hart singled twice and tacked on three RBI.

BIC swept a doubleheader from Crowley's Ridge Academy Tuesday afternoon at Monette, winning the opener 10-0 before taking the nightcap 13-0. BIC completed their week with a 16-0 thrashing of Marked Tree Thursday on the road.

Greathouse fired a three-hitter, striking out six, to lead BIC past CRA in the first game of the twinbill. Greathouse also singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice. Colbert had a pair of hits, drove in two runs and scored once while Hannah Poe added two singles and a pair of runs scored.

Greathouse threw a two-hitter in the second game, striking out four. Greathouse added a pair of singles, drove in a run and scored once. Heather Sipes had a perfect day at the plate, going 3-3 and scoring twice. Bailey Owens had two hits and scored two runs.

Greathouse threw her third shutout of the week, authoring a five-inning no-hitter over Marked Tree. Greathouse fanned five and walked three as BIC improved to 13-1 overall and 12-1 in league play. She also smacked three hits. Kelsey Strickland went 3-4 with two RBI and a double. Colbert singled twice and drove in a run while Hart went 3-3 on the day.