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Ark.-Little Rock hosts Louisiana Tech in baseball

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas-Little Rock is set to host Louisiana Tech in college baseball in Little Rock.

The Trojans and Bulldogs are to play at Gary Hogan Field starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

UALR is 13-20 on the season and 3-12 in the Sun Belt Conference while Louisiana Tech is 10-23 overall and 4-14 in Conference USA.


Arkansas State to play at Memphis in baseball

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State baseball team is on the road for a game at Memphis.

The Red Wolves and Tigers play Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m.

ASU is 20-16 overall and 10-5 in Sun Belt Conference play. Memphis is 19-18 on the season and 4-8 in the AAC.

ASU defeated Memphis 10-7 earlier this season in Jonesboro.


Arkansas hosts Stephen F. Austin in baseball

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas baseball team is set to open a nine-game homestand when the Razorbacks host Stephen F. Austin in college baseball.

UA and SFA will play a single game Tuesday at Baum Stadium starting at 6:35 p.m.

Arkansas has never lost to Stephen F. Austin, going 4-0 against the Lumberjacks.

Arkansas will host Vanderbilt in a three-game Southeastern Conference series this weekend in Fayetteville.


Midland-NW Arkansas game postponed, Travelers lose both games

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Monday night's Texas League baseball game between Northwest Arkansas and Midland was postponed because of cold weather.

Temperatures were expected to dip into the 30s by game-time, with wind chills in the mid-20s. The game will made up as part of a double-header Tuesday.

The first game Tuesday night between the Naturals and the RockHounds will start at 5:05 p.m. The first pitch of the second game will come 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 1.

Both contests Tuesday are scheduled for seven innings.

Tickets for Tuesday's game will be good for both games. Tickets from Monday may be exchanged for an equal-value ticket for any regular season game, as long as tickets are available.

Elsewhere in the Texas League, Frisco beat Arkansas in both games Monday night. Frisco won 5-4 in the first game and 2-1 in the second.


New Arkansas women's coach names top assistant

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - New Arkansas women's basketball coach Jimmy Dykes has added former Razorback Christy Smith as an assistant coach.

Dykes says Smith will join the staff as the top assistant and will work with every aspect of the Razorback program.

Smith served as an assistant coach for three years at Purdue and three years at Valparaiso in her home state of Indiana. She was an All-American when she played for the Razorbacks in the 1990s and led the team to the Final Four in 1998.

She was the No. 17 overall pick in the 1998 WNBA draft and played for two seasons for the Charlotte Sting.


4A state track meet moved to Heber Springs

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Class 4A state track meet on May 6 is being moved from Nashville to Heber Springs.

The Arkansas Activities Association said Monday that damage at Nashville's track and field complex led to the decision to move the meet.

Strong winds on April 8 blew down a 90-foot light pole and the AAA decided to move the meet for safety reasons.


Ex-major leaguer Hal Smith dies in Arkansas

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort Smith, Ark., has died.

Edwards Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was not released.

Smith was a native of Barling who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a catcher in 1949. He played for the Cardinals from 1956-61 and was named to three National League All-Star teams.

He later played briefly for Pittsburgh in 1965 before becoming a scout and coach for several teams.

Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at East Side Baptist Church in Fort Smith.

Survivors include his wife and three children.

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