NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Juniors Matthew Aiken and Will Richardson, and sophomore Nick Ward of the state champion Woodlawn Bears have been named to the Class 1A All-State baseball team, the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) has announced.
Aiken, an infielder/pitcher, was one of the leading homerun hitters for the Bears this season while Richardson, a pitcher/infielder, was named Most Valuable Player of the state championship game after going 3-for-4 at the plate with two homeruns and six RBIs. He was also the winning pitcher in that game.
Ward was a valuable offensive weapon for Woodlawn this year from batting as the designated hitter. He had three RBIs in the Bears’ 6-2 win over Dierks in the state semifinals and also had two doubles in finals against Taylor.
In addition, Richardson joined junior outfielder Trey Scallion and junior pitcher/second baseman Reece Michels on the Class 1A All-State Tournament Team. Woodlawn hosted the Class 1A State Tournament this year.
Bears’ senior catcher Logan Small and Woodlawn Coach Tommy Richardson were both selected to the
East All-Star baseball team.
The All-Star baseball game is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Bear Stadium on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas at Conway.
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