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Friday
October 19, 2018
Camden News

Sports

Ready to jump

Ready to jump Southern Arkansas University Tech Rockets Coach Marty Levinson (center) prepares the opening tip during the Meet the Rockets event at Shaddock Field House. The Rockets and Lady Rockets are counting down the days to start its first season in November.

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Armstrong inducted

Armstrong inducted Camden native Willie Armstrong is inducted into the Henderson State University Hall of Honors during a ceremony held at HSU last Friday. Willie is the son of Earnestine Armstong and the late Benny Armstrong. He was a two-time First Team All-AIC and NAIA District 17 pitcher for the Reddies in 1977 and 1978. He started his collegiate career at Henderson in 1976, when he pitched 70 innings and recorded a 4-2 record with a 1.67 ERA as a sophomore. The following year, Armstrong doubled his wins on the mound with a record of 8-4 after pitching 76.1 innings with a 1.77 ERA. As a senior in 1978, Armstrong went 5-2 in 11 appearances with a 2.00 ERA, and helped lead the Reddies to a 27-10 record and the AIC title. Armstrong’s name is littered across the Reddie baseball record book. He ranks seventh all-time at Henderson with 17 wins, second in career ERA with a mark of 1.81 and his 10 career shutouts also ranks second all-time among Reddie pitchers.

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