Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks and Ashdown Varsity Panthers traded the lead back-and-forth on Monday, but eventually Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks prevailed 9-8. The game was tied at eight with Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks batting in the top of the eighth when Nate Wall singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks collected eight hits and Ashdown Varsity Panthers had six.
Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks captured the lead in the second inning. Ty Waid hit a solo homer.
Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks knotted the game up at eight in the top of the fifth inning, when Luke Paxton lined out, driving in a run.
Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks put up four runs in the fourth inning. Ryan Wardlaw had an RBI grand slam in the inning to lead the run scoring.
Ashdown Varsity Panthers scored four runs in the second inning. Ashdown Varsity Panthers offense in the inning was led by Caleb Blankenship, Grayson Porter, and Derek Hilton, who all drove in runs.
Jackson Shipp got the win for Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks. The righthander went two and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out four and walking zero. Jonathan Garcia threw four and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Nash Brown was on the hill for Ashdown Varsity Panthers. Brown went four innings, allowing seven runs on six hits and striking out five. Leland Garrett threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Trey White started the game for Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks. White lasted one inning, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out two
Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks hit three home runs on the day. Waid went yard in the first and second innings. Wardlaw had a dinger in the fourth inning.
Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks racked up eight hits on the day. Waid and Lee Smith each had multiple hits for Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks. Smith and Waid each collected two hits to lead Arkansas Varsity Razorbacks.
Ashdown Varsity Panthers tallied six hits on the day. Garrett and Hilton all had multiple hits for Ashdown Varsity Panthers.