The Magnet Cove Lady Panthers are the defending Class 2A state champions, but they had a hard time picking up the district tournament win against Poyen on Saturday.
After the two teams traded leads in the game, Magnet Cove pulled away for a 13-9 victory at Poyen.
The Lady Indians went up in the first inning 4-0, but Magnet Cove answered back in the bottom half of the inning with five runs of their own.
In the bottom of the second inning, the Lady Panthers added two more runs to take a 7-4 lead and appeared to be pulling away.
The Magnet Cove Panthers baseball team came away with the 5-2A District title on Saturday, but it wasnâ€™t easy.
The Panthers defeated the hosting Poyen Indians 5-4, but Magnet Cove trailed for 6 2/3 innings of the game.
Magnet Cove was trailing 4-0 by the time the Panthers finally got on the board.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Gavin Porter hit a single to give the Panthers a base runner. But two outs later, it appeared as if this inning would go the same way the previous four had.
The Malvern Leopards entered the 7-4A District Tournament on Friday as the No. 4 seed, needing just one win to advance to the regional tournament.
Unfortunately for the Leopards, they were unable to get that win, falling 8-4 to Nashville at the tournament held at Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia.
The Leopards were behind 6-0 before they got their first run in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Nashville added two more runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a commanding 8-1 lead.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, May 6 edition of the Malvern Daily Record.
Since the 1950s, the Malvern Little League has provided kids in the Hot Spring County area a place to play baseball, and it is difficult to find someone who has not been affiliated with the Little League in some shape or form.
Kayla Williamsâ€™ bunt single in the bottom of the ninth inning propelled Henderson State to a double-header sweep of Ouachita Baptist in the Southern Bancorp Battle of the Ravine, Tuesday at Dee White Field in Arkadelphia.