1A State Title Game: Woodlawn vs South Side Bee Branch


Brian Walker
Arkansas Scouting Director



Time: Friday May 18th, 3:00 PM at Baum Stadium

Woodlawn:

Record: 28-6

Head Coach: Tommy Richardson

Conference Record: 1A-8 East 8-0

State Titles: 5 Last in 2017

Road to Baum: Beat Bay13-3, Beat Kirby 10-0, Beat Hillcrest 9-1

Looking to repeat as State Champions For the third year in a row, the Woodlawn Bears are riding an 11 game win streak coming into the championship game. The bears have not played South Side this season. Woodlawn has several key players in their lineup and one would think that Arkansas State commit Will Richardson would get the ball. This team knows how to win it but will have to play well against a South Side team that is primed to make a three peat very difficult.

Projected Starting Lineup:

C    Trey Scallion

SS    Matthew Aiken

P    Will Richardson

RF    Nick Ward

2B    Reece Michels

3B    Sam West

1B    Joseph Jones

LF    Jacob Wright

CF    Nick Willis

South Side Bee Branch:

Record: 29-7

Head Coach: Jeffery Liggin

Conference Record: 1A - 2 South 6-1

State Titles: 2 Last in 2014

Road to Baum: Beat Bradley 13-3, Beat Viola 13-4, Beat Taylor 2-1

South Side makes its sixth trip to the State Title game looking to knock off Woodlawn and win their first title since 2014. A solid team that has played well as of late, South Side is no push over in this Title game.

Projected Starting Lineup:

C    Griffin Smith

1B    Eli Leonard

P    Brody Smith

CF    Makall Mosley

SS    Riley Campbell

LF    Gus Holland

3B    Jacob McJunkins

DH    Blake Battle

RF    Parker Knopp

PBR Staff Predictions

Walker: Woodlawn

Gardenhire: Woodlawn

Lambert: Woodlawn