Cabot Centennial Bank recently split a doubleheader with Jonesboro, while also adding wins over Paragould and Russellville this past week.
The visitors against Paragould at North Little Rock, Cabot won a wild 11-inning game 14-13. Cabot scored five runs in the top of the first inning to seemingly take early control. Conner Vacque and Bryson Morris were both walked, followed by a Casey Vaughan being hit by a pitch. Ryan Logan drove in Vocque and Morris with a single, while Vaughan scored on a double by Grayson Cole. Logan and Cole later scored on a single by Kason Kimbrell.
Cabot was ahead 6-2 after the top of the third inning, when Paragould’s bats caught fire and put up seven runs in the bottom of the inning for a 9-6 lead. Centennial took the lead back with another big inning, scoring six runs in the fourth. Brent Dean, Kimbrell and Vocque all walked in the inning, while Coleman McAtee doubled and Cole and Zachary Patterson each singled in the inning.
Cabot led 13-11 in the middle of the sixth inning, but couldn’t hold off Paragould to win in regulation.
Paragould scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth, then tied the game 13-13 in the seventh on a bases loaded hit batter.
After stranding a runner at third in the 10th inning, Cabot came through with a run in the 11th. Logan walked, moved to second on a wild pitch, then scored the game-winner on a Patterson double.
Paragould did get a runner to third in the bottom of the inning, but Morris finished off the game for Cabot with a strikeout to give him the win.
Morris came back the next day for Cabot and took a 3-0 win over Jonesboro after giving up just two hits over five innings while striking out six and walking none. Grayson Cole picked up the save, fanning five in two innings.
Vocque and Vaughan each scored in the first inning with the help of a walk and a pair of errors. Vaughan singled and scored again in the third inning.
Centennial had more problems with the top Jonesboro team, dropping a 6-2 decision. Vocque scored the only two runs for Cabot, book ending the game with singles and runs in the first and seventh innings. Cole and Morris had the other two hits for Cabot in the loss.
The offense came alive for Centennial against Russellville in a 13-6 win. Cabot’s offense was also helped out by nine walks in the game.
Hayden Vinson had a big night for Cabot, hitting a single, double, driving in three runs and scoring three more. Cole and McAtee each had a pair of RBIs, while Vaughan, Logan, Kimbrell, Patterson and Kyle Kaufman all had RBIs in the win. Vaughan, Logan and Kimbrell scored two runs each.