Texarkana Gazette

Arkansas High baseball No. 6 in SBLive rankings

Genoa Central’s Gracie Fowler tosses no-hitter over weekend against Magnet Cove


TEXARKANA, Ark. — Arkansas High’s baseball team jumped in the latest SBLive Super 7 Class 5A baseball rankings this week.

Arkansas High (7-1), which is now ranked No. 6 in the Class 5A poll, comes in behind Valley View, Little Rock Christian, Marion, Greene County Tech and Sheridan. Sylvan Hills rounds out the Super 7 team.

“Ty Waid leads the state in home runs with five,” SBLive’s website states. “He has also been walked seventeen times with thirteen of those being intentiona­l walks. The righty slugger has the Razorbacks back in the rankings and looking to capture a conference title.

“Waid had an all-state year on the mound last season and looks to do so again this season.”

The Razorbacks will be back in action on Thursday in the Joe T Robinson Invitation­al.

The Razorbacks will play North Little Rock at 2:30 p.m. at Joe T Robinson High School. On Friday, they will play Russellvil­le at 7 p.m. at Pulaski Academy and again on Saturday against Conway at 5:15 p.m. back at Joe T Robinson High School.

“We’ll challenge ourselves against some of the best teams in the state this week,” Arkansas High head baseball coach Trent Wilson told the Gazette. “Our guys look forward to competing and continuing to get better as we prepare for a tough conference schedule after spring break.”

Elsewhere in the Texarkana region:

• Ashdown (5-5) is ranked No. 7 in Class 4A and were runners-up in Class 3A last season. The Panthers are currently tied with Nashville for the conference’s top spot.

• Horatio (8-5) sits in the No. 4 spot in Class 2A. The Lions defeated top-ranked Woodlawn this week.


QUEEN CITY, Texas — Redwater’s bats heated up in the third inning and never cooled off while surviving a late Queen City rally on Saturday to win, 8-7.

David McKeever had a gamehigh four hits for the Dragons while teammate Michael Newton added three. Newton also had three RBIs and Brody Johnson finished with two.

McKeever was lights out on the mound, where he fanned 11 batters in six innings.


ATLANTA, Texas — Hooks was not going to be denied Saturday as the Hornets tacked on six runs in the fifth and sixth innings to fly past Atlanta, 9-3.

The Rabbits took an early 2-1 lead after the first before Hooks scored two in the third and six more toward the end. Atlanta’s final run came in the fifth.

Hooks also lead Atlanta in hits, 12-7.

Matthew Hays had three hits for the Hornets while teammate Carter Harris had two. Jake Ledford and Kameron Choate both led the game with two RBIs apiece.


Genoa Central hurler Gracie Fowler tossed a no-hitter on Saturday as the Lady Dragons dealt Magnet Cove a 5-0 shutout.

Fowler struck out seven and walked three through five innings for the win. She also lead the team in hits, along with Callie Fike and Kaylyn Hamilton with two each.

Hooks pitcher Ty Thomerson had five strikeouts in seven innings.


Genoa Central hung tough against Class 5A Greenwood on Saturday, losing just 2-1 on the road to the Lady Bulldogs.

The Lady Dragons got on the board first in the first inning before Greenwood scored both of its runs in the third.

Callie Fike had the Lady Dragons’ lone hit in the loss.

Kaylyn Hamilton got the start in the circle for Genoa Central, striking out four batters through four innings.



TEXARKANA, Texas — Texas A&M University-Texarkana split a pair of games Saturday with Science and Arts of Oklahoma in a non-conference doublehead­er at George Dobson Field at Spring Lake Park.

The Eagles (13-14) took the opener, 5-1, but the visiting Drovers bounced back to take the second, 5-2.

A&M-Texarkana won’t have to leave home for the rest of the month, hosting LSU-Alexandria this weekend for three games and Jarvis Christian next weekend for a threegame series. Game 1 against LSU-A is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, with a Saturday doublehead­er slated to begin at 1 p.m.


Collin Fenili improved to 3-2 with a dominant pitching performanc­e in the opener. The senior pitched all seven innings, striking out seven while scattering four hits and surrenderi­ng a single run. Fenili faced just 25 batters in an impressive 93-pitch performanc­e.

Dylan Simmons drove in a pair of runs while Luke Hyzdu and Dakota Leopold each knocked in one and while the Eagles managed just five hits, they took advantage of five errors by the Drovers. Julian Macias walked twice, scored twice, and stole a base.

USAO scored in the opening inning on a passed ball, but Simmons quickly erased that deficit with a two run double in the bottom half of the inning. Hyzdu singled home a run in the second and Macias would later score on an error to make it 4-1 in the second. Macias scored again in the fourth on a balk called against USAO.


Masashi Takegama tripled and had three hits, Leopold and Macias each had a pair of hits, but despite outhitting the Drovers, A&MTexarkana couldn’t plate enough runners in the second game. The Eagles were plagued by baserunnin­g errors, which wiped away potential scoring opportunit­ies.

Oscar Sanchez (1-4) took the loss, giving up six hits and four runs over five innings. Nathan Hunter and Saneil Patel each threw an inning in relief.

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