March 8, 2020
Heber Springs returns to 4A-4 action on Monday when the Panthers host Pottsville at 4:30 p.m. at the Heber Springs Sports Complex.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was pushed back because Pottsville was in the 4A state basketball tournament.
Heber Springs opened conference play on March 3 with a 13-3 setback at Dover (1-2 overall, 1-1 in 4A-4).
The Panthers and Pirates were tied at 3-all heading into the bottom of the fourth before Dover plated 10 unanswered and run-ruled Heber Springs.
The Panthers struck first in the top of the first as Alec Kelley walked and would later score on a double steal.
Dover will would tie things up in the bottom of the frame with a triple and a single off Heber Springs starter Garrett Hudspeth.
After a quiet second for the Panthers, a lead-off walk and back-t0-back singles would give Dover a 3-1 advantage heading into the third.
The score would remain that way until the fourth when Matthew Cook lead off by reaching on an error and scoring on an Hudspeth double. Fate Berry followed with a single driving Hudspeth for the Panthers final runs of the afternoon.
In the bottom of the fourth Dover would plate four runs, after a lead-off walk, a double and two errors would help push across four Pirate runs.
In the fifth, two more Panther errors and four doubles helped Dover end the contest with six runs in the inning.
Heber Springs had three hits on the night with Berry going 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Hudspeth struck out five but walked four in getting the loss in three plus innings of work.
Dover used five Panther errors and 12 hits to plate five earned runs.
HEBER SPRINGS AT DOVER March 3 Heber Springs 100 20 - 3 3 5 Dover 120 46 - 13 12 1 Note: 1-out when winning run scored WP: Dawson Branch LP: Garrett Hudspeth (1-1) HEBER SPRINGS HIGHLIGHTS: Fate Berry 2-for-2 with an RBI; Garrett Hudspeth, RBI double with run scored; Alec Kelley, run scored DOVER HIGHLIGHTS: Dawson Branch 2-for-3, double, triple, RBI and two runs scored; Brock Payne, 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs, and a run scored; Josh Besterfeldt, two runs scored; Kaleb Williams 1-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs; Lance Millsaps 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored; Jeremy Robinson, RBI double, run scored; Jayce Sharp 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored; and Jon Greathouse 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. PITCHING: Heber Springs, Hudsepth 3 2/3 innings pitched, six hits, seven runs, three earned runs, five strikeouts, four walks; Alec Kelley 2/3 IP, five hits, six runs, two earned runs, one strikeout; Matthew Cook, faced one batter and gave up a hit; Dover, Dawson Branch 5 innings pitched, three hits, three runs, two earned runs, seven strikeouts and one walk.
HEBER SPRINGS 2020 BASEBALL COACH SCOTT BRAMLETT OVERALL RECORD: 1-1 4A-4 RECORD: 0-1 March 2 Heber Springs 7, West Side Greers Ferry 5 March 3 Dover 13, Heber Springs 3 * March 9 Pottsville * 4:30 p.m. March 10 at Ozark * 4:30 p.m. March 13 Subiaco Academy * 4:30 p.m. March 16 at Harding Academy 4:30 p.m. March 17 Dardanelle * 5 p.m. March 19 at Pangburn Tournament March 20 at Clarksville * 4 p.m. March 21 at Pangburn Tournament March 31 Morrilton * 4 p.m. April 3 Dover * 4:30 p.m. April 7 at Pottsville * 4:30 p.m. April 9 Ozark * 4:30 p.m. April 14 at Dardanelle * 5 p.m. April 17 at Subiaco Academy * 4:30 p.m. April 21 at Morrilton * 4 p.m. April 23 at Clinton 6 p.m. April 24 Clarksville * 4 p.m. April 27 4A-4 Tournament at Dover (* - Denotes 4A-4 Conference contest) (Note: Games and times are subject to change)