Young Guns, a 12-and-under baseball team made up of players from Batesville and the surrounding area, were recently ranked number one nationally.
The team is currently 18-0 and received a power rating of 1,544 points, putting the Young Guns atop the United States Specialty Sports Association’s national ranking for its respective age division.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas’ comeback ability was again on full display.
Cameron Rupp hit two homers and drove in four runs Tuesday night as the top-seeded Longhorns overcame an early 6-run deficit for a 10-6 win over Arizona State in the College World Series.
“For the team to find a way to win,” Texas Coach Augie Garrido said, “was nothing short of a miracle. It was quite a testimony to the power of their will to win and belief in each other and belief in themselves. It was rough and it was ugly, but it got done.”
DYERSBURG, Tenn. — Don Stitcher did it again.
For the third straight time, the Cave City man took first place in the foot brake class at the Great River Road Raceway.
Stitcher has won four of his last five outings at the northwest Tennessee strip. He’s also enjoyed success at Speedy’s Newport Dragway, but didn’t race there Sunday because the racing surface was under water.
Back home, the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen were a hit.
After a long road trip, Batesville’s 3A American Legion baseball team came home and rolled out 14 hits in a 14-6 victory over Newport George Kell Motors.
The previous and only other time the Highwaymen were at home was the June 1 season-opening doubleheader against the defending state champion Jonesboro Ricemen. They split that doubleheader, falling 10-2 in the opener, the game that counted in the Zone 2 standings, before eking out a 6-5 decision in the nightcap.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — LSU is within a win of the College World Series finals, and Louis Coleman is pumped.
“We get to go to the zoo,” the Tigers’ star pitcher said with a big smile after a 9-1 victory over Arkansas on Monday night.
A visit to the renowned Omaha zoo, across the street from Rosenblatt Stadium, is only part of the reward the Tigers earned for winning.
No. 3-seeded LSU (53-16) gets three days off while Virginia (49-14-1) and Arkansas (40-23) play an elimination game Wednesday to see which team meets the Tigers in the Bracket 1 final.
Southside Lady Southerner Lunden Roberts was selected for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s All-Arkansas softball team.
Roberts, a senior and an all-state selection in basketball and softball, hit .494 with three home runs while driving in 38 runs and scoring 30. Roberts has signed a letter of intent to attend Western Illinois University and play basketball for the Westerwinds.
Kelsey Armstrong, a senior from Lake Hamilton, was named Player of the Year.
Tyler Sarracino, a 5-10 forward from Desha, has committed to play for Coach Brett Parker’s Scots.
Sarracino was named to the all-state team this year and was a 2-time all-conference player for Southside.
Sarracino recorded 15 goals and nine assists, both team highs, to lead the Southerners to an 8-8 record. They qualified for the postseason and lost in the first round to the Little Rock Lutheran Lions.
MOUNTAIN HOME — Little Rock Continental Express, winner of the Junior American Legion State Tournament last July in Batesville, is still winning.
Friday, the Expressmen eliminated the Batesville Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen 9-7, in the Brooks Robinson Twin Lakes Classic. Almost 11 months ago, they defeated Batesville’s Junior Legion team before defeating Jonesboro Fat City, the tournament favorite, in the title game.
Pat Smith has built an impressive resumé inside the mixed martial arts (MMA) octagon, but he didn’t last long from a boxing stance Saturday night at the National Guard Armory in Batesville.
Kendrick Releford, an up-and-comer from Fort Worth, Texas, knocked out Smith in the second round of the Night of Future Champs main event.
Releford and Smith pounded on each other early, but Releford was able to back Smith into his corner then delivered a heavy left to the head before finishing off with a quick combo.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Mark Martin was just trying to finish. He ended up in Victory Lane.
With the laps winding down in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, Martin and most of the other drivers in the LifeLock 400 were simply hoping to conserve enough gas to get to the end of the 200-lap event.
“I always, always come up short in those gas things,” Martin said. “I’m probably about two and 25 in these things.”
It wasn’t an easy day for the 50-year-old driver.