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story.lead_photo.caption Photographs submitted Lady Blackhawk catcher Sara Whatley catches the pitch during the game Monday in Green Forest.

From Staff Reports

The Lady Blackhawks softball team has begun their season with five wins over the first weekend of softball competition.

The Lady Blackhawks' pitcher, Allie VanHouden, struck out seven Green Forest batters in a contest won 14-1 by Pea Ridge Monday.

Pea Ridge 14-Green Forest 1

Avery Dayberry 2-2 with 2 runs scored

Sara Whatley 2-2, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI

Alli Whatley 1-2, 2 RBI

Alli VanHouden pitched complete game allowing 1 run on 2 hits striking out 7.

Pea Ridge 17-Harrison 0

In a game at home on Thursday, March 3, the Lady 'Hawks held their opponent, Harrison, scoreless.

Senior Allie VanHouden pitched five innings, allowed one hit, struck out four and walked one player. Sara Whatley was 2-3 3 RBI and Kieara Bryant was 2-2 2 runs scored.

"This weekend was a great weekend for softball," head softball coach Josh Reynolds said. "We were able to move a lot of girls around and get playing time in different positions on the field. The coaches saw a lot of good things coming out of this weekend."

"We have a big week this week. We play Monday at Green Forest, Tuesday at Fayetteville and Thursday at Fort Smith Southside," Reynolds said.

The junior varsity Lady Blackhawks competed in the Prairie Grove Softball Festival Saturday.

Prairie Grove Softball Festival

Game 1

Pea Ridge 9 - Greenwood 2

Brittany Harmon 3 run home run

Melissa Landis 2-3 with 2 runs scored

Stephanie Chase scattered 5 hits in 4 innings, allowing 2 runs

Game 2

Pea Ridge 8 - Greenland 1

Colby Creech 3-4 with 3 singles and a run scored

Cassy Porter 1-2 with a sac fly, walk, and a double

Halley Laster sac fly and sac bunt

Quinley Roses and Leala Sorrell both pitched, allowing 5 hits striking out 2 and 0 walks combined.

Game 3

Pea Ridge 11 - Berryville 5

Alli Whatley 2-2 with 2 runs scored

Brittany Harmon 2-2 with 2 runs scored

Halley Laster 2-2 1 RBI

Melissa Landis 1-1 with a double and run scored

Dominique Burwell struck out three Berryville hitters while walking three. She scattered four hits.

Sports on 03/09/2016

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