3A State Championship Game Horatio vs Harding Academy


Brian Walker
Arkansas Scouting Director


Time: Friday May 18th, 10:00 AM at Baum Stadium

Harding Academy:

Record: 29-7

Head Coach:Shane Fullerton

Conference Record: 3A-2 Champions 12-1

State Titles: 3 Last in 2017

Road to Baum: Beat Genoa central 5-0, Beat Clinton 15-6, Beat Mayflower 3-1

Harding makes it back to the State Championship looking to repeat as State Champion. Harding has been at the top all season and to no surprise they grinded their way back to Baum. A tough task against Beasley and Horatio but don't be surprised if Harding Academy experience plays vital in this State Title game.

Projected Starting Lineup:

SS    Pate Fullerton

P     Dalton Koch

CF    Peydon Harlow

3B    Seth Morgan

1B    Timmy Stewart

RF    Caleb campbell

C    Will Harness

LF    TJ Hester

DH    Parker Golden

Horatio:

Record: 27-7

Head Coach: Lance Spigner

Conference Record:3A-7 Champions 9-3

State Titles: 5 Last in 2016

Road to Baum: Beat Bald Knob 3-2, Beat Charleston12-6, Beat Glen Rose 5-0

Horatio comes into the state tournament riding a 9 game win streak including a Regional Championship. The Lions will ride Razorback Commit Wade Beasley on the mound in hopes of winning their 6th State Title. Horatio has experience throughout its roster providing an opportunity for this senior class to add another Title to their collection.

Projected Starting Lineup:

C    Zach Izzo

RF    Garet Wilson

3B    Blake Pickett

P    Wade Beasley

1B    Parker Smith

2B    Trey Pickett

DH    Wyatt Guinn

CF    Dakota Frachiseur

SS    Ryan Vaught

PBR Staff Predictions:

Walker: Horatio

Gardenhire: Harding Academy

Lambert: Harding Academy