Benton head coach Chris Nail and senior Luke Vance will participate in the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star basketball game tonight in Fayetteville.
â€śIt is a big honor because you are voted on by your peers,â€ť Nail said. â€śWeâ€™ve had a good time up here and Iâ€™ve met some really good kids.
â€śIt has been a great experience.â€ť
Nail said he would use this time to talk shop and maybe learn some new strategies from the coaches.
â€śIâ€™m around some good coaches up here and we talk a lot of ball,â€ť Nail said. â€śYou always want to do things that are successful.â€ť
At the Sheridan Wood Bat Tournament, Benton Jr. Legion Sport Shop lost three games, including the final game 15-3 to Little Rock Blue Post.
Little Rock scored seven in the first, three in the second and five in the third. Sport Shop had two in the second and one in the third.
Little Rock had 15 runs on 10 hits with three errors. Benton had three runs on five hits with one error.
Ethan Hendrix pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits with a strikeout and three walks. Jay Davies pitched 1/3 of an inning, allowing three hits with three walks.
MOUNTAIN HOME â€” McClendonâ€™s Appliance of Benton rallied for six runs before the Pontotoc, Miss., Red Sox nailed down an 8-6 win in the top of the seventh inning in the semifinals of the Twin Lakes Classic Sunday at Cooper Park.
Cory Smith, Jake Smithey and Dylan Earnest each produced RBIs in a three-run first inning for the Red Sox, and Jay King added an RBI double in the second.
The Red Sox pushed their lead to 6-0 in the top of the third. Blake Littlejohn and Earnest each singled, and Chase Clark singled home Littlejohnâ€™s courtesy runner, Riley Alef.
The Benton Panthers won 10-4 against Marion in Saturdayâ€™s championship game of the Benton Summer High School Showcase Tournament.
Carson Holloway started on the mound for Benton, pitching all seven innings and giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.
The Panthers (12-1) made their way to the championship game Saturday by beating North Little Rock 5-3 Friday night.
When I visited recently with the threeÂ RobertsÂ brothersÂ one thing kept coming up: They made it clear that the support and encouragement from their parents enabled them to excel at whatever they tried.
OnÂ Monday,Â AshtonÂ RobertsÂ will play in theÂ ArkansasÂ All-Star Baseball GameÂ inÂ FayettevilleÂ atÂ Baum Stadium, and next year he will be playing college baseball atÂ Crowder JuniorÂ CollegeÂ inÂ Missouri.Â
BENTON â€” The Benton Panthers scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 5-5 tie Thursday and defeat Vilonia High School 10-5 in the first round of pool play in the Benton Summer High School Showcase Tournament at Panther Stadium.
To begin the sixth, junior Brooks Balisterri led off with a walk and later reached second on a wild pitch. He scored on a single by Carson Holloway, and one out later Grayson Chilton reached on a fielderâ€™s choice.
Back-to-back singles by Brant Stout and Coulton Lee scored Chilton, and a double by Garrison Roy scored another run.
BENTON â€” The Benton High School Summer baseball team got a taste of what it is like to play baseball for a living. With most of the team having played nearly five days straight, including shortstop Brooks Balisterri, and a bullpen and rotation burned up, it was up to pitcher Matthew Krikorian to last as long as possible in Tuesdayâ€™s game against Catholic High School.
Having already defeated North Little Rock 3-1 in the first game after Balisterri pitched a complete game, the Benton Panthers were able to hold off a 6th inning rally to defeat Catholic 8-7.
Benton McClendonâ€™s Appliance Senior Legion baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Little Rock Express 8-3 Monday night on the campus of UALR.
McClendonâ€™s scored two runs in the first, two in the second and four in the fourth, while Little Rock scored two runs in the second and one run in the third.
Ryne Besancon led off the first with a triple and Levon Steward reached on a fielderâ€™s choice. Steward later scored on a RBI double by Chase Southworth. After a fly out, Corky Welch singled to plate Southworth.
Conway scored four runs in the first inning as they defeated Benton High School 6-0 Sunday. Conway added a run in the fourth and fifth innings as they tallied eight hits in the game.
Benton also managed eight hits, including two from Justin Vincent and Grayson Chilton. Matthew Krikorian was 1-1 with a walk, Taylor Schmidt was 1-2 and Jordan Britton was 1-3. Garrison Roy was 1-3.
Benton McClendon's Appliance Senior Legion baseball team scored eight runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Sylvan Hills 16-12 Saturday afternoon.
In the eighth, Gene Dunkin led off with a single and Briar Sample reached on a walk. Colton Welch singled and Jacob Keeney followed with a two-run double.
Both Levon Steward and Austin Hicks hit RBI singles. Matt Frelin hit an RBI single, and Dunkin hit a two-run home run to give McClendon's a two-run lead.