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El Dorado falls at Conway

Smackover splits contests by News-Times Staff | March 12, 2023 at 1:45 p.m.

CONWAY – El Dorado saw its two-game winning streak come to an end with a 9-3 setback at Conway on Saturday.

The Wildcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead, scoring twice in the first on a two-out, two-run double by Jake Webster-Moore that scored Holden Lowry and Sam York. Lowry drew a walk to get on base and York was hit by a pitch.

The Wildcats added a run in the second on an infield single by York that scored Peyton Howard, who singled, took second on a passed ball and third on a ground out by Shadarious Plummer.

But after their early surge, the Wildcats were held scoreless the rest of the way, and Conway scored four runs in the third and five in the fifth to take control.

Hunter Lawrence allowed six hits and four runs with all of them being earned in three innings to take the loss. He struck out two and didn’t issue any walks.

El Dorado (4-2) hits the road to take on Sheridan in a 5A South tilt on Tuesday.


Smackover split its final two games to finish with a 2-2 record on the week.

The Bucks topped Hamburg 13-5 on Thursday before falling 6-4 to DeWitt on Friday.

In the win over the Lions, the Bucks scored nine runs in the fifth to overcome a 5-4 deficit.

Cole McNeely homered and drove in four runs for the Bucks. He also drew two walks.

Tanner Mitchell, Sawyer Cropper and Wyatt Parker all had three hits in the win.

Parker and Cropper each had a double as part of their three-hit games, while Mitchell scored two runs.

Parker scored three runs and Cropper scored one run.

Trace Davis went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored two runs and Britton Warren went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and scored a run to round out the Bucks’ attack.

Parker was the winning pitcher for Smackover, working 3 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

He allowed three hits, walked one and struck out six.

Tyler Sexton went the first 3 2/3 innings for the Bucks. He allowed five runs with three being earned. He gave up five hits, walked four and struck out two.

On Friday, DeWitt scored three runs in the fifth to break a 2-all tie en route to picking up a conference win on the road.

Cropper, Davis and Parker each had one hit for the Bucks. Cropper and Parker drew walks and Davis was hit by a pitch. All three scored one run in the contest.

Warren took the loss after allowing five runs with four being earned over five innings of work. He gave up two hits, walked five and struck out two.

Cropper went the final two innings out of the bullpen. He allowed two hits and one run, which was earned. He didn’t issue any walks and struck out one.

The Bucks (4-2, 0-2) will be back in action on Monday at Hampton.


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