Two title games go to extra innings at UCA
Four state baseball champions were crowned Saturday at the University of Central Arkansas' Bear Stadium, two of the games decided in extra innings.
Class 3A: Jessieville (22-8), 9, Elkins (20-8) 1: Jessieville pitcher Mark Reyes, MVP, struck out 17 in the two-hitter.
Class 5A: Magnolia (21-6) 3, Greenwood (29-5) 2: Magnolia rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth, scoring what proved to be the winning run on a balk. MVP was Magnolia pitcher Landon Simpson.
Class 6A: Jacksonville (19-10) 6, Searcy (24-8) 5 (8 innings): The Red Devils scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, the won it in the eighth. No team has overcome that big a deficit in the seventh to win a state title. Jacksonville pitcher/third baseman Jesse Harbin was the MVP.
Class 4A: Shiloh Christian (30-7) 4, Prairie Grove (18-7) 3 (8 innings): Shiloh shortstop/pitcher David Petrino was MVP of the tournament.
1 p.m.: Class 1A, Armorel vs. Viola
3:30 p.m.: Class 2A, Junction City vs. Parkers Chapel
6 p.m.: Class 7A, Conway vs. Bryant