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story.lead_photo.caption Westside Eagle Observer File Photo/RANDY MOLL Taylor Norman takes a cut at a pitch during the Feb. 25 game at Gentry High School.

GENTRY -- With freshman pitcher Kyleigh Wheaton on the mound, the Lady Pioneers shut out the Lady Wolves of Lincoln, 6-0, in an away game on March 6.

Wheaton, with the help of her teammates, allowed just two hits in the game. She struck out 15 Lincoln batters.

Gentry scored four runs in the fifth inning and two in the seventh to secure the win. Wheaton led off the rally in the fifth with a single. Another run scored on a ball put in play by Harley Stanfield.

The Lady Pioneers had eight hits. Taylor Norman and Stanfield each had two hits for Gentry.

The Gentry girls were charged with no errors in the game. Norman made the most defensive plays with 16.

Gentry 9

Har-Ber 7

After Har-Ber tied the game up at seven apiece in the bottom of the fifth, Gentry answered with two runs in the top of the sixth to take the win at Springdale on Thursday.

Raegan Jude singled on a line drive to centerfield in the sixth and drove in Mazzi Jones. Liberty Brannon, who singled on a bunt, later scored on a wild pitch.

Gentry also scored two in the first inning, two in the second and three in the fourth.

Gentry had 13 hits in the game, with multiple hits by Jude, Taylor Norman, Meledy Owens and Brannon. Jude led the Lady Pioneers with three hits in four at-bats.

Jude gave up six runs on nine hits over four innings, striking out one.

Gentry 2

Har-Ber 0

On Friday, the Lady Pioneers beat Har-Ber by two again, this time in a 2-0 shutout at the Clarksville Tournament.

Kyleigh Wheaton pitched for Gentry, allowing no runs, one hit and striking out seven in the five-inning game.

Gentry's two runs came in the first and the fourth innings when Avani Edwards singled to bring in Mazzi Jones and when Raegan Jude grounded into a fielder's choice double play, bringing in Mandy Barber.

Clarksville 4

Gentry 3

With the game tied at three, the Lady Pioneers allowed a Clarksville runner to score on an error in the final play of the contest on Saturday, costing them the game, 4-3.

Clarksville scored three runs in the bottom of the first, and Gentry tied things up in the top of the second. The Clarksville run in the bottom of the fourth gave Clarksville the tournament game.

Kyleigh Wheaton pitched three innings in the game and struck out four. Clarksville's four runs were unearned.

Northside 5

Gentry 0

Scoring four runs in the first and one in the third, Northside held Gentry scoreless in five at-bats to take the win, 5-0, on Saturday at Clarksville.

Wheaton pitched four innings and struck out eight.

Sports on 03/13/2019

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