The state tourney quest for the Vilonia baseball team ended Monday, the Eagles victims of self-inflicted wounds.

The Eagles committed 10 errors in six innings as Pulaski Academy went on to an 8-2 victory in the Class A semifinal, delayed a day because of rain, at Nettleton.

PA moves on to play Harrison, which defeated Hot Springs Lakeside, 4-3 in nine innings, in the state championship game Saturday.

Six runs in the fifth inning broke the game open for Pulaski Academy.


Nash Nichols and Andrew Beck combined for a seven-hitter Saturday to help St. Joseph to a 7-5 victory over host Parkers Chapel to reach the 2A state baseball finals.

It was the sixth victory in six days for the Bulldogs (24-4).

Nicholls (5-1) pitched six innings and struck out eight, allowing six hits. Beck pitched the final inning and gave up one hit and struck out two.

Britt Sroth was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a double. Drew Bates was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Dylan and Taylor Schrekenhofer, Nichols and Sam Massery had one hit each.

"Six games in six days? I can’t say enough how proud I am of the boys. We had a great week," said St. Joseph coach Luke Davis.

The Bulldogs (24-4) will play Dierks Friday for the state title at Fayetteville’s Baum Stadium. Because of Rogers’ graduation Friday night, the Bulldogs’ game against the Outlaws has been moved to 4:30 p.m. Friday. The Rogers-Fayetteville 7A title game had been scheduled at that time. That game will now begin at 2 p.m.

"However we have one more," Davis said. "We need to stay hungry and want more."

St. Joseph reached the semifinals with a 6-1 victory over Hazen, scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull away.

Stroth (5-1), who struck out two and allowed one hit in two innings of relief, picked up the win.

Dylan Shrekenhofer was 2 for 3. Andrew Beck was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Drew Bates was 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Nichols was 1 for 2 with a double and two RBIs.

Time changes have been made to St. Joseph’s.