West erupted for five runs after a Bentonville error kept the fourth inning alive, and the Lady Wolverines denied the Lady Tigers their chance of a perfect 7A-West Conference record during Tuesday's game at the Tiger Athletic Complex.
Bentonville led 4-3 to start the fourth, then Sydney Sneed singled and was on second when a low throw allowed Jazmine Dodd to reach base on a grounder. Hallie Wacaser walked to load the bases, then Honesty Holt put West (23-6, 12-2) ahead with a two-run single before Anna Griffin blasted a deep three-run home run well over the center-field fence for an 8-4 Lady Wolverine lead.
West added two runs in the seventh when Endya Moler's double drove in a run, then she scored on Sneed's single. Bentonville (28-3, 13-1) closed out the scoring with a double by Keelah Griffith and a single by Moran Nelson.
The loss snaps the Lady Tigers' 21-game win streak in conference play, dating back to last season.
Both teams drew first-round byes for the Class 7A State Tournament in Conway and will play Friday in quarterfinal action.