6A State Championship: Greenwood vs Benton

Brian Walker
Arkansas Scouting Director

Time: Saturday May 19th 3:30 at Baum Stadium


Record: 31-3

Head Coach: Trey Holloway

Conference Record: 11-1 6A West Champions

State Titles: 3 Last in 2006

Road to Baum: Beat Arkansas High 6-3, Beat Jonesboro 15-0

Greenwood is definitely the team to beat as they have been atop the 6A all season. A Quality balance of young and old the Bulldogs will hope that Connor Noland has one more big start in his right arm. Lack of experience in the title game shouldn't affect the Bulldogs as they are a balanced team and look poised to hoist the trophy for the first time since 2006.

Projected Starting Lineup:

CF    Jackson Webb

2B    Cooper Passmore

SS    Peyton Holt

P    Connor Noland

RF    Colton Sagely

1B    Brandon Woolsey

DH    Blake Pschier

C    Jake Smith

LF    Chance Eoff


Record: 22-11

Head Coach: Mark Ballisterri

Conference Record: 8-4 6A West

State Titles: 1 Last in 2009

Road to Baum: Beat West Memphis 10-0, Beat Mena 10-7, Beat Sheridan 7-4

Benton surprised everyone with their run to the State Title game. A potent offense that wont be scared to swing the bat against Noland. Although a tough task this team has battled to their first title game since 2015. Caleb Muns will give Benton a chance and if they can find a way to score off Greenwood they could ride the upset train all the way to their second state championship.

Projected Starting Lineup:

C    Logan Easterling

SS    Drew Chilton

CF    Beau Brewer

LF    Michael Allison

2B    Jared Kelly

RF    Wes Guerra

DH    Caleb Easterling

1B    Logan Black

3B    Payton Pallette

SP    Caleb Muns

PBR Staff Predictions:

Walker: Greenwood

Gardenhire: Greenwood

Lambert: Greenwood