State Champs

The Pine Bluff American-Eastern softball team won the Little League 11- and 12-year-old state championship recently by beating Piggott 13-1. Pine Bluff will represent Arkansas in the Southwest Regional Tournament in Waco, Texas, starting July 26. Team members include: kneeling in front, Jordan Runion and Makenzie Cochran; standing in middle row, Leigha Prather, Caroline Braswell, Ashaunti Stinson, Callie Bradley, Sierra Johnson, Haley Gifford, Courtney Resinger, Autumn Otwell, Taylor Allen and Maddy Rushing; back row, coaches Todd Cochran, Tony Resinger and Michael Rushing. (Special to The Commercial)