OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arizona State Coach Pat Murphy calls him “Carrot Top” and “Red.”
Right now, you can just call Kole Calhoun red hot.
Calhoun hit a game-tying grand slam and the go-ahead double on Thursday night in a 12-5 victory that eliminated North Carolina at the College World Series.
The junior left fielder has homered in three straight games and driven in 10 runs, a surge that would have been unfathomable for Calhoun at midseason.
Now he’s a major reason the Sun Devils are one of two teams remaining in Bracket 2.
CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock will host its first annual trout fishing tournament from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the White River in conjunction with the Bootlegger Daze festival, said publicist Ric Moser.
All fishermen are welcome to try their luck at two $500 first prizes, one for the heaviest fish, and one for the heaviest stringer. Second prizes of $250, and third prizes of $150 will also be awarded in each category. Prize amounts are based on 100 paid registrations.
LOCUST GROVE — Rain washed out points racing last week at Batesville Motor Speedway, but the forecast looks favorable for racing Friday night.
Andy Carpenter (factory stock), Joe Payne (street stock), Ronnie Jones (front-wheel drive), Brandon Smith (modified), Joe Forman (economy modified) and Jason Wilkey (NeSmith Late Models) are the current points leaders.
Friday’s grandstand tickets are buy one ($10), get one free. Fans 11 and younger are admitted free.
For more information, visit www.bms-ar.com or call (870) 251-0011.
Space is available for the morning and afternoon sessions of the Lyon College Individual Softball Camp, Lyon College Coach Jason Miner said.
The camp is set for Monday and Tuesday at the Batesville Recreation Complex. The morning session (9-noon) is for 7- to 12-year-olds. The afternoon session (1-4) is for 13- to 18-year-olds.
The cost is $70 per camper. Walk-up registration will begin at 8:15 Monday morning and at 12:30 Monday afternoon.
Miner and other college coaches from around the state will instruct the campers in fundamentals of hitting and fielding.
With a chance to double up, the Bankers did it in short order.
Now, let’s see how they handle a heavy week’s worth of work.
Citizens Bank, Batesville’s 1A American Legion baseball team, swept a Zone 2 doubleheader with the Rivercrest Colts, sweeping the visitors from Wilson 11-1 and 13-5 in a couple of run-ruled 5-inning contests Wednesday at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn had seen this before.
The Razorbacks’ 4-3 College World Series victory over Virginia in 12 innings Wednesday night — after they were down to their last strike in the ninth — was another in a line of comebacks the Hogs have pulled off this season.
None was bigger than this, though.
The Hogs stayed alive and now play LSU on Friday needing to win that game and another Saturday to reach next week’s best-of-three finals.
American Legion baseball: Rivercrest at Batesville Citizens Bank, Batesville Recreation Complex, doubleheader, 5 p.m.
American Legion baseball: George Kell Wooden Bat Classic in Newport — Batesville vs. Dunklin County, Mo., 8 p.m.
Auto racing: points racing at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove), grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., racing, 8
The Lyon College athletic department recently announced the signing of a volleyball player as well as an addition to a soccer roster.
Rachel Miller-Havens, a 5-foot-10 middle blocker from Van Buren, signed to play volleyball for Coach Ray Green’s Pipers.
Miller-Havens notched 118 kills, 115 assists and 143 total blocks in her senior season at Van Buren High School, earning her team’s Best Defensive Player.
In soccer, Serhiy (pronounced Ser-GAY) Zhykin, a 5-11 midfielder-forward from the Ukraine, has committed to play for Coach Brett Parker’s Scots.
Top campers from the Stars of Tomorrow Basketball Camp and Pioneer Trailblazer Football Camp were announced during awards ceremonies at Batesville High School on Thursday and Friday, respectively.
The outstanding football campers are Riley Caraway, Chase Huskey and Luis Reyes, seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders, respectively.
The punt, pass and kick champs were John Howard (7th) with a combined total of 98.5 yards, Peyton Richardson (8th) with 100.5 total yards, and Nevin Dove (9th) with 108.2 total yards.
Listed below are the other individual football awards:
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.