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APW wins USSA State Championship

June 23, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.

Special to the Camden News

The Arkansas Pulpwood 18U team went 5-0 over the weekend in Bryant to win the USSA 18U Open State Tournament. Logan Robertson pitching 6 innings in the final championship game giving up four hits, two walks along with 7 K’s and 1 earned run leading Pulpwood to a 9-1 win. Robertson also caught the other four wins and had three hits during the tournament to be named Tournament MVP.

Jeffrey Neal led Pulpwood to a convicing 3-1 win in Game 1 of the tourbnament with a complete game 7-inning win, allowing six hits, five walks while striking out 8 and only allowing one run.

Brandon Harris got the win on the mound in Game 3 hurling 3.1 innings and not allowing a hit while walking four and striking out three with no runs.

The Game 4 win saw Pulpwood rely on the arms of Colton DeWoody and Gunner Branch to pick up a narrow victory against the Pulpwood 16’s who were playing up in age group during this tournament. DeWoody pitched 2.2 innings, four hits, five walks, 3 K’s and six runs. Branch finished the game and got the win throwing 2.1 innings of no-hit ball while walking three, striking out 1 and allowing no runs.

Branch finished the tourhament 6-11, .550 batting average with a Home Run, three doubles, three steals, four walks, two RBI’s and 7 runs.

Tripp O’Hara provided solid defesne and got two base hits; AJ Smith got a couple of hits and was solid on defesne as well.

Richard Clardy sparked Pulpwood with an RBI double and twin Reschard Clardy got a hit as well.

The Pulpwood older team travesl to Rogers this weekend to compete in the Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament.

The Pulpwood 16’s played very well going 3-1 over the weekend in the same USSA State Tournament while competing up in age group. The team was led by Jaxson Bradshw, Dylan Wendling, Landon Morgan, Sam York, Jud Terry, Owen Stover and Austin Howard.


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