Van Buren drops close games at River City Rumble.

Scranton defeated Bentonville West in the Green Tournament, while Bentonville beat Greenwood to win the White Tournament.

The Lady Pointers went 2-2 in the tournament. Van Buren advanced out the first bracket 2-1, only to drop their first game of the single-elimination tournament to Sheridan 4-1.

Sheridan’s pitcher Reagan Martin gave up three hits with a run and eight strikeouts to get the win in five innings.

Kylee Williamson hit a one-out grand slam for Sheridan to give the team the win.

McKennah Sikes popped a home run at the top of the first to give Van Buren a 1-0 lead through six and a half innings of play. Sikes gave up seven hits with three earned runs and three strikeouts. The Lady Pointers advanced to the tournament round after defeating Benton 3-1.

Sikes had another solo shot in the first inning and scattered two hits over five innings with two strikeouts. Van Buren loaded up the bases against Sheridan in the second inning with no outs. Caroline Davis had a RBI single and Hannah Brewer scored on an error and Van Buren led 3-0.

Benton scored in the bottom of the fifth.

White Hall beat Van Buren 2-1 in the second-round contest on Friday on an error at the bottom of the seventh.

With the tiebreaker rule in effect, Taylor Akins laid down a sacrifice bunt, but an infield error to get Atkins out a first, allowed the game-winning run to score from second with no outs.

Hali Bartholomew, who was the only Lady Pointer to have more than one hit, scored on a wild pitch to tie up the game in the third.

White Hall struck in the bottom of the first as Crystal McVay scored on a ground out by Henley Tucker.

Henley Tucker grabbed the win for White Hall as she finished with 11 strikeouts and gave up just five hits. Sikes had seven strikeouts with four hits, two walks, and one earned run.

Van Buren pounded out nine hits to beat Brookland 10-0 in four innings to open up the River City Rumble.

Whitney Ellis led with two hits and Sikes had a hit with four RBIs. Sikes had a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth to end the game Van Buren scored seven runs in the second.