The Crossett baseball Eagles improved to 6-4 in Conference 8-4A action, 14-6 overall, with a 16-8 rout of Dumas on Monday.
Umpires called off the second game of the doubleheader because of darkness. The lights at the Crossett High field did not work and it became too dark to continue after the second inning.
Crossett outhit Dumas 17-13 in the completed contest.
Crossett scored three runs in the first frame and added four runs in the second inning to lead 7-0 and led 9-4 after four innings.
Dumas scored twice in the fifth inning and then the Eagles took a commanding 15-6 advantage with a six-run fifth frame.
Josh Babb started on the mound and Andrew Ray and Hunter Welch came in to pitch in relief for Crossett.
Designated hitter Ron Burchell had two hits, Garrett Harrington went 4-for-4 and Zack Goodwin was 2-for-4. Ray scored three runs.
The win gave Crossett a 7-1 record in games played since March 30.
Lady Eagles have split last four games
The Crossett softball Lady Eagles split its last four games and settled its record at 9-8.
The squad will play host Strong at 5 p.m. Thursday and will visit Drew Central at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Crossett rebounded from an early 2-0 deficit Monday as the visiting Dumas Lady Cats scored two runs in the first inning. After struggling at the plate, Crossett’s batters heated up and eventually outscored the Lady Bobcats 12-4.
Against Dumas, Crossett scored three runs in the fourth inning to pull in front 4-2.
The Lady Eagles turned the contest into a rout with three runs in the fifth inning and a five-run sixth frame.
Katie Stone’s two-run double highlighted the fifth inning outburst as the Lady Eagles led 6-3.
Aubree Head was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs, while Haleigh Schlesier had three hits and her younger sister Ashleigh had an RBI double. Stone went 3-for-4 and a slap hit by Rickael Franklin scored a run and kept an inning alive.
Senn picked up the win in the circle for Crossett.
In a game played last week at DeWitt, the Lady Eagles lost 9-4.
Crossett High will host Conference 8-4A title meet
Crossett High School will host the Conference 8-4A track and field championships beginning with the junior high division championships on Thursday.
The high school championships will be held April 28 and May 1.
The top two finishers at the high school meet will qualify for the upcoming Class 4A championships to be staged in Heber Springs.
Additionally, those who finish outside the top two spots in an event could qualify should they surpass qualifying standards set by the Arkansas Activities Association.
Hamburg, Monticello and Crossett are expected to lead the boys’ division.
In the girls’ division, Crossett High is a clear favorite.
Crossett’s Lady Eagles have several athletes that have already surpassed state qualifying standards and are ranked among the best in the state in their events.