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SBC wins 2016 Southwest Regional, advances to Babe Ruth World Series

Tuesday night, Sylacauga, Ala., gave Southern Brazoria County their first loss of the 2016 13-15-year-old Southwest Regional tournament, but in order to win the title, Sylacauga would have to do it twice. By defeating SBC on Tuesday, Sylacauga forced another game that was played Wednesday morning, but this time the results were different. SBC beat Sylacauga by a final score of 5-3.

Sylacauga knocks off Mountain Home to advance to play for championship

After defeating Pine Bluff Northern Monday night by a final of 8-3, Mountain Home advanced to the semifinals, where they would face off against Sylacauga, Ala. Heading into the match-up Tuesday evening, both teams knew it was either win or go home. Mountain Home held their own in the game, but Sylacauga outlasted them, winning by a final score of 8-5.

Pine Bluff Northern eliminates White Hall in a local showdown

In previous match ups this season, the White Hall All Stars have had the advantage over Pine Bluff Northern, defeating them twice in the state tournament. But Pine Bluff would get a chance to redeem themselves Monday morning, as they squared off with White Hall in an elimination game of the 2016 Babe Ruth Southwest Regional. Pine Bluff put the previous games behind them and came out with a win, beating White Hall 7-6.

Golden Lions picked to finish fifth in the Western Division

Recently, the Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2016 pre-season predictions, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions didn’t fare well. Coming off of one of the worst seasons in Head Coach Monte Coleman’s tenure (2-9,1-8) the Golen Lions were picked to finish fifth in the Western Division.

Sheridan caps of great run securing the 2016 6A state title

The Sheridan Lady Yellow Jackets ended their season on an amazing run that was capped off with a 2016 state softball championship. Sheridan (23-7) were tough all season long, and when it was time for them to play their best ball, they did just that. Saturday, the Yellow Jackets faced off against the Benton Lady Panthers (18-10) for the 6A state title, and Sheridan cruised to a victory by the score of 6-0.

Golden Lions poised to make run at SWAC championship

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff head baseball coach Carlos James is proud of his guys for winning their third consecutive Western Division championship, but they feel as if they haven’t gained the respect they deserve. Even after all that winning, the SWAC coaches still only selected one Golden Lion baseball player to the post season all-conference teams. That lone player is Syler Henson, who won relief pitcher of the year. UAPB will enter the 2016 SWAC Baseball Tournament with something to prove.