Prep Baseball Report

7A State Championship Game Springdale Har-Ber vs Conway

Brian Walker
Arkansas Scouting Director

Springdale Har-Ber Wildcats:

Record: 30-4

Coach: Ron Bradley

Conference Record: 12-2 7A West Conference Champions

Road to Baum: Beat Bryant 4-1 Beat Van Buren 6-5

State Titles: 0

Har-Ber has been an all out favorite to make it back to BAum since the preseason.The Wildcats are going to see if they can finish things off after a runner up finish last season. A heavily experienced team with many college commitments, no surprise the talent gave them a chance to be at Baum. Combination of stellar pitching to go along with a senior laden offense and good defense, the wildcats have been set up for this game all season. Although, their trip to Baum was in question as Van Buren almost pulled off the upset over the Wildcats in the semifinal game. The Wildcats should stick to form in Starting 2019 RAzorback Commit Blake Adams on the mound.

Projected Lineup:

2b    Blaze Brothers

SS   Mac McCroskey

P      Blake Adams

1B    Jake Williams

CF    Lucas McCain

3B    Kirby Jenkins

C      Trevor Brown

LF    Hunter Wood

RF    Clay Burtrum

Conway Wampus Cats

Record: 21-4

Head Coach: Noel Boucher

Conference Record: 13-1, 7A Central Conference Champions

State Titles: 2 Last in 2011

Road to Baum: Beat Bentonville 9-6, Beat Rogers 4-3

Conway has had an amazing year culminating at Baum Stadium. The Wampus cats, after a slow start to the season, have rattled off wins against anyone and everyone. They are balanced offensively and haven't lost a Jordan Wicks start since March losing back to back against Bentonville West and Greenbrier which bodes well for the Cats and the championship game against Har-Ber. Given Wicks dominance this year, will definitely be a pitching matchup well worth watching as runs will be at a premium.

Projected Lineup:

CF    Parker Gavazzi

C    Jack Stroth

SS    Matt Lloyd

P    Jordan Wicks

RF    Andrew Hreha

LF    James Martindale

1B    Cade White

3B    Reed Hughes

DH    James Hicks

PBR Staff Predictions:

Walker: Har-Ber

Gardenhire: Har-Ber

Lambert: Conway