El Dorado News

June 25, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Drillers rally for victory; Oilers fall

News-Times Staff NORPHLET - During the 2018 season, Jack Smith had a penchant for picking up key hits for Junction City. On Thursday night, he delivered again. Smith laced an RBI single in the fifth to tie the game before he won it with a walk-off single in the seventh, as the El Dorado Drillers overcame a 4-0 deficit to top the Monroe (La.) Nationals 5-4.

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Arkansas tops Florida to advance to CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Campbell limited Florida to two hits over 5 1/3 innings, Arkansas scored four times in five innings against first-round draft pick Brady Singer, and the Razorbacks earned a spot in the College World Series finals with a 5-2 win over the defending champion Gators on Friday night.

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Union County standouts honored as All-Stars

By Jason Avery News-Times Staff A plethora of standouts from Union County will get the opportunity to partake in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games, which get underway today and continue Saturday in Conway.

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Plenty of work ahead for Razorbacks

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Putting themselves in the driver’s seat doesn’t guarantee the checkered flag. Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn reminded his Razorbacks of such Wednesday after they defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 7-4 in their winner’s bracket game of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.

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Arkansas knocks off Texas Tech 7-4

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - As witnessed by this writer on ESPN2’s telecast from Omaha, Neb., Dominic Fletcher’s 4-for-4 bat and the arms of the pitching triumvirate of Kacey Murphy, Barrett Loseke and Matt Cronin propelled the Arkansas Razorbacks by the Texas Tech Red Raiders 7-4 in their College World Series winner’s bracket game at TD Ameritrade Park.

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Drillers, Bucks split doubleheader

News-Times Staff NORPHLET - The El Dorado Drillers and Smackover split a doubleheader of five-inning games on Monday. The Bucks used a four-run fourth and a solid effort from Jacob Eubanks on the mound to win the opener 8-6, but the Drillers roared back to win the nightcap 11-0, erupting for four runs in the second and third innings to pull away.

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Arkansas, Texas Tech postponed to Wednesday

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - With more thunderstorms predicted Tuesday night, the winner's bracket game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas Tech Red Raiders at the College World series that was scheduled Tuesday night has been postponed to 11 a.m. today.

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Razorbacks, Red Raiders set to collide

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - If you want to call this a makeup game since because of foul weather the Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas Tech Red Raiders played only one of their two games April 24-25 at Baum Stadium, Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn and Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock can’t think of a better place to make it up than where they play tonight.

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Wildcats claim 7-on-7 title

El Dorado coach Scott Reed said he was just looking to find some depth for his varsity football team on Thursday when he entered the Jim Golden Ford 7-on-7 Tournament at Camden Fairview. Despite missing several starters, the Wildcats, not only found depth, they added to their trophy collection. El Dorado defeated Nashville 23-16 in overtime to claim the title.

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Drillers sweep past Trojans

News-Times Staff PARKERS CHAPEL - Thanks to a huge rally and a great pitching performance, the El Dorado Drillers were able to come away with a doubleheader sweep of Parkers Chapel Thursday night. The Drillers scored 11 runs in the fifth to top the Trojans 14-13 in the opener before winning the nightcap 9-2.

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Smackover making strides with new coach

By Jason Avery News-Times Staff With the official first practice of the 2018 football season six weeks away, Smackover continues to learn the nuances of the offensive and defensive schemes brought in by new coach Brian Brown. Thus far, everything is going smoothly.

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Trio of Razorbacks garner accolades

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas Razorbacks junior right-handed pitcher Blaine Knight was named first-team Wednesday to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America team.

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