Rogers Heritage 2017 season preview

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Logan Easley of Rogers Hertage throws against Fayetteville Monday, April 18, 2016 in Fayetteville. The Bulldogs won 6-1.
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Logan Easley of Rogers Hertage throws against Fayetteville Monday, April 18, 2016 in Fayetteville. The Bulldogs won 6-1.
COACH: Mitch Cameron.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 10-18 overall, 4-10 7A-West.

KEY PLAYERS: P/INF Logan Easley (Sr.), P/OF Dylan Qualls (Jr.), UT/P Noah Guill (Sr.), 1B/3B Kaleb Gavin (Sr.) TOP NEWCOMERS: INF Ben Pollock (Fresh.), INF Alec Almeda (Fresh.), OF Alex Nowak (Soph.). THE SKINNY: Heritage … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West 2017 Season Preview

COACH Anthony Cantrell

LAST YEAR’S RECORD This is the Lady Wolverines' inaugural season

KEY PLAYERS OF Karlie Stafford (Jr.), OF Jazmine Dodd (Jr.), IF Anna Griffin (Jr.), P/UT Brittany Crowson, IF Emily Roberson (Soph.)

TOP NEWCOMERS P/UT Hallie Wacaser (Fr.), P/IF Emma Wood (Soph.)

THE SKINNY Cantrell comes to West after a 19-year tenure at North Little Rock, which includes seven years as the school's softball coach. Under his guidance, the Lady Charging Wildcats won three straight state championships before he went into an administrative role last year. ... Crowson saw pitching experience as a freshman at Bentonville two seasons ago and is … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High 2017 Season Preview

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF McKayden Templeton, Rogers freshman reliever, pitches against Greenwood Friday March 4, 2016 during the game at Veterans Park in Rogers.
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McKayden Templeton, Rogers freshman reliever, pitches against Greenwood Friday March 4, 2016 during the game at Veterans Park in Rogers.
COACH: Matt Melson LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 19-8 overall, 9-5 7A-West. KEY PLAYERS: CF Grayson Lee (Sr.), P/INF McKayden Templeton (Soph.), 3B Max Horton (Sr.), C/OF Colin McWhorter (Jr.)., P Mason Mitchell (Sr.). TOP NEWCOMERS: INF Sal Jacobo (Fresh.), OF Quade … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville High 2017 Season Preview

TEAM Fayetteville baseball
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Bentonville's Bryce Davis safely steals second as the throw gets away from Fayetteville second baseman Quin Rudzinski on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Bentonville.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER
Bentonville's Bryce Davis safely steals second as the throw gets away from Fayetteville second baseman Quin Rudzinski on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Bentonville.
COACH Scott Gallagher LAST YEAR’S RECORDS 18-15, 8-6 7A-West KEY PLAYERS C Alex Blagg (5-10, 170, Sr.), SS/P Hayes Cox (5-10, 170), RHP/OF Jackson Sloan (6-3, 175, Sr.), Miller Pleimann (6-3, 175, Jr.), Teddy Asp (6-0, 170, … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High 2017 Season Preview

COACH Todd Abbott (13th season — 214-138 overall; 107-63 conference)

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Bentonville's Kam'ron Mays-Hunt tries to get a handle on the ball as Fort Smith Southside's Spencer Plunkett slides into second base Monday April 4, 2016. Bentonville lost 5-1.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Bentonville's Kam'ron Mays-Hunt tries to get a handle on the ball as Fort Smith Southside's Spencer Plunkett slides into second base Monday April 4, 2016. Bentonville lost 5-1.


LAST YEAR’S RECORD 19-9; 11-3 7A-West (conference champion; state quarterfinals)

KEY PLAYERS 2B/SS Justin Hines (Sr.); P Jacob … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West 2017 Season Preview

COACH Chip Durham (first year)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD This is the Wolverines' first season.

KEY PLAYERS CF Joey Aden (Soph.); SS Will Jarrett (Soph.); LHP/1B Jaron Jenkins (Jr.); LHP/OF Jason Gloeckler (Jr.); 2B/RHP Dakota McDonald (Soph.); LHP Hunter Mayes (Soph.)

THE SKINNY Durham returns to coaching baseball for the first time since 2010, when he resigned his position as head coach at Nicholls State after five seasons. He is also a former coach at Crowder College, but this is the first time he will coach at the high school level. … He inherits a West team with no seniors and no players … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High 2017 Season Preview

COACH Scott Johnson (first season)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 20-11, 7-7 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS INF/RHP Andrew Roach (Sr.), RHP/OF Tyler Turner (Sr.), C Ben Roach (So.), 1B Ryne Whitaker (Sr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS RHP/OF Tanner Sargent (So.), Layne Hutchins (Jr.)

THE SKINNY Fresh off a 20-win season under former coach Shohn Doty, first-year coach Scott Johnson feels like his team is in a good place and getting Springdale baseball back to what it used to be. Johnson knows his club’s strong point will be starting pitching with Andrew Roach and Tyler Turner heading the staff. Roach was Springdale’s innings leader last season, going 5-3 in 10 … Continue Reading ››

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