Bryant and Benton Schools each have a team in the Centennial Bank High School Baseball and Softball State Championship. The 6A Bryant Hornets softball team and 5A Benton Panthers softball team have each made it past opponents to vy for the top spot.
On Thursday, May 18th, the Lady Hornets, along with Coach Lisa Dreher, will face Cabot’s Lady Panthers at 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 20th, the Panthers will match up with Greene County Tech Golden Eagles. All games will be held at at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Avenue in Conway. Softball games will be at at Farris Field and baseball games will be at Bear Stadium.
Purchase tickets to come to the games by visiting https://gofan.co/app/school/AAA. It’s $8.00 for tickets. Softball and baseball tickets are sold separately. To watch the games on TV or via streaming, Arkansas PBS will broadcast live, in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association. Find all the ways to watch Arkansas PBS at myarpbs.org/waystowatch.
(Saline County teams in Orange)
Thu May 18
10 a.m. ⚾ Game 1 ⚾ 1A ⚾ Taylor vs Mount Ida
1 p.m. ⚾ Game 2 ⚾ 6A ⚾ Har-Ber vs Bentonville
4 p.m. 🥎 Game 3 🥎 6A 🥎 Bryant vs Cabot
7 p.m. 🥎 Game 4 🥎 1A 🥎 Taylor vs Bradley
Fri May 19
10 a.m. ⚾ Game 5 ⚾ 4A ⚾(TBD)
1 p.m. 🥎 Game 6 🥎 2A 🥎 Mansfield vs Riverside
4 p.m. 🥎 Game 7 🥎 4A 🥎 Gravette vs Pea Ridge
7 p.m. ⚾ Game 8 ⚾ 2A ⚾ Woodlawn vs Palestine-Wheatley
Sat May 20
10 a.m. 🥎 Game 9 🥎 3A 🥎 Atkins vs Booneville
1 p.m. 🥎 Game 10 🥎 5A 🥎 Greene County Tech vs Benton
4 p.m. ⚾ Game 11 ⚾ 3A ⚾ Harding Academy vs TBD
7 p.m. ⚾ Game 12 ⚾ 5A ⚾ Little Rock Christian vs Valley View
In the week following the finals, games will be available to watch at youtube.com/arkansaspbs, allowing coaches, players families, college recruiters and others to watch at their convenience. Games will also be available through the PBS app on mobile or streaming devices. Professional photos from the games will be available for free download at myarpbs.org/photos.
Major funding for AR PBS Sports is provided by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. Additional support for Arkansas PBS Sports coverage is provided by Griffin-Leggett of Conway, ARcare, Hilton Garden Inn of Conway, Raising Cane’s, and Hideaway Pizza of Conway. Arkansas PBS recognizes AAA’s sponsors for the state high school baseball and softball finals, including Centennial Bank, Circle K, Everett Buick GMC, Farm Bureau Insurance and Wendy’s.
The most up-to-date programming schedule with options for email reminders and calendar synching is available at myarpbs.org/schedule.