Scoring eight times in the second inning, the Armorel Lady Tigers pushed past the Izard County Lady Cougars 15-0 in four innings in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A State Softball Tournament May 17 at Viola City Park.
Armorel's Holly Black was the winning pitcher, striking out five while walking one and allowing Izard County just three hits on the afternoon.
Harmony Herron, Kristen Doty and Sami Wagner had the Lady Cougars' three hits.
Kaydie Campbell took the loss in the circle for Izard County, giving up 11 hits and four walks, while fanning one.
In opening-round action May 14, the Lady Cougars rallied to knock off Nevada County 7-4.
Izard County was down 2-0 after two innings, but the Lady Cougars took advantage of three errors to pull even at 2-all.
Tied at 3-all in the fifth, Izard County pulled ahead to stay with three runs in the sixth frame.
Kaydie Campbell was the winner, giving up just two earned runs on eight hits. She struck out six.
Emily Crider and Harmony Herron had three hits apiece for Izard County.
Crider, Kristen Doty, Campbell and Sami Wagner each had an RBI.
The Lady Cougars saw a big lead evaporate against the Calico Rock Lady Pirates in the 1A Region 2 Tournament's third-place game May 11 at Viola City Park.
Up 10-0 after two, Izard County had to sweat things out in the middle innings as the Lady Pirates made a hard charge.
But in the end, the Lady Cougs scored three runs in the sixth inning to hold on for a 14-12 victory.
Calico Rock used a pair of big five-run innings in the third and sixth to put the pressure on Izard County.
Stephanie Shrable earned the win for the Lady Cougars, while Kaydie Campbell picked up the save.
At the plate, Shrable added three hits, while Sami Wagner had a huge afternoon with two triples, a double and five runs-batted-in for Izard County.
The Lady Pirates fell to Lockesburg 11-1 in the first round of the state tournament May 14. Calico Rock's lone run came in the fourth when Kaitlyn Fry scored on an illegal pitch.