The Remington Bullets split a doubleheader with Stuttgart last week before holding on for a 12-10 win over White Hall on Tuesday.
The Bullets are now 12-8-1 on the season and will play Stuttgart in the first round of the zone tournament Friday at 5 p.m. in Heber Springs.
In Tuesday’s win over White Hall, Remington scored nine of of its 12 runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.
The Bullets trailed 4-3 after five innings. They scored four runs in the top of the seventh to lead 8-3. Scoring were Josh Mathis, Lane Moore, Madison James and Christian James.
The Bullets then added two runs in the eighth to lead 10-4. Moore scored on a passed ball and Guy Halbert scored on a single by Nick Watson.
White Hall scored twice in the eighth to trail 10-6. The Bullets then plated two runs in the ninth to lead 12-6. Scoring were Mathis and Blake Gooden.
White Hall scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth but couldn’t get any closer as Christian James struck out the final batter of the game with runners in scoring position.
Mathis led the Bullets with four runs scored. Moore had three. Gooden scored twice while Halbert, Madison James and Watson each scored once.
Moore led his team with three hits. Gooden and Watson had two hits each.
Mathis earned the win by pitching three scoreless innings, giving up two hits while striking out three.
In the doubleheader against Stuttgart, the Ricemen won the first game 2-1 while Lonoke took the nightcap 15-0.
In the first game, the Bullets took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Madison James walked, stole second and went to third when Christian James grounded out. Madison James scored on a single by Zack Risner.
The score remained the same until Stuttgart tied it at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth. The Ricemen took a 2-1 lead with an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth.
Remington out-hit Stuttgart 7-2. Gooden led his team with two hits. Moore, Madison James, Watson, Risner and Pierce Johsnon each had one hit.
Remington pitching gave up no earned runs. Moore and Mathis combined to strike out nine Stuttgart batters in six innings of work.
In the second game, which lasted only two innings, the Bullets scored nine runs in the first and six in the second.
Garrett Spears and Gage Johnson scored three runs each. Mathis, Pierce Johnson and Risner scored two runs each. Also scoring were Gooden, Watson and Christian James.
Halbert didn’t allow a hit in the two innings he pitched. He struck out five.