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Bob Bailey informs Rotarians about 2016 Southwest Regional Tournament

In the dog days of the summer, the cities of Pine Bluff and White Hall will be treated to a high quality level of baseball. The 2016 13-15 year-old Southwest Regional Tournament is set to begin on July 21 with an opening banquet, and the first game is scheduled to be played on July 22. Games will be played at the historic Taylor Field and also on the campus of the White Hall Bulldogs at their baseball complex.

2016 PRO-DAY Arkansas Future Stars Showcase successful

The bad weather held off, and the 2016 PRO-DAY Future Showcase was able to proceed smoothly. This year’s showcase featured twelve participants that displayed their talents in front of a number of college coaches, scouts, and professional scouts. PRO-DAY has continued to expand over the years, and the purpose and the production is a large reason for that.

Blake Phillips headed to play for the Arkansas Baptist College Bucs

Standout catcher, Blake Phillips, of the Watson Chapel Wildcats signed his letter of intent Friday morning. Phillips will further his baseball career at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas. This was a proud moment for Watson Chapel’s head baseball coach Chad Cope, as he’s seen Phillips grow into the young man that he is today.

UAM baseball series pushed back

MONTICELLO — The 20th-ranked Arkansas-Monticello baseball team has rescheduled this weekend’s home Great American Conference series against Southern Arkansas to Sunday and Monday with times still to be determined.

De Queen holds off White Hall

WHITE HALL — A battle between two heavyweights in the 5A-South Conference lived up to its potential. Thursday evening, the White Hall Bulldogs (15-7, 10-1) hosted the De Queen Leopards (16-4, 10-0), and heading into the game both teams were tied up at the top of the standings for first place.

WH beats Lakeside, forges first-place tie

HOT SPRINGS — Heading into Tuesday’s thriller of a matchup, the Hot Springs Lakeside Rams held the top spot in the 5A-South standings, but after a solid all-around performance by the White Hall Bulldogs that has changed. After defeating the Rams by the final score of 5-2, the Bulldogs and their head coach Skip Carr now are tied for the spot in the standings and they are deservedly so.

Zebras rout Warriors

LITTLE ROCK — The Pine Bluff baseball team nearly batted around twice in the first inning scoring 11 runs against Little Rock Hall to go on to a 20-0 rout on Tuesday afternoon.

Razorbacks rally past Cowboys

FAYETTEVILLE — While Tuesday night’s result did not help nor harm Arkansas when it comes to its immediate postseason chances, a victory would have provided a stronger resume in the long-term if the near-future becomes viable.