Furguson’s HR Propels Pleasant Grove Over Arkansas High 8-4 in Crosstown Baseball

Texarkana Texas – Heath Furguson blasted a 2 run HR in first inning to lift Pleasant Grove (10-1) over Arkansas High (1-4) 8-4 in cross town baseball action Tuesday.

Today’s game was scheduled to be played at Arkansas High but due to field conditions the game was moved to the Texas side. Pleasant Grove took advantage of the home field with their ace Caleb Bolden who faced 10 batters in first 3 innings giving up just 1hit and 4Ks. Bolden would earn the win on mound and helped his cause at plate with a two rbi triple in 2nd inning.

Caleb Bolden

Pleasant Grove made it look like a blowout early with a 5-0 lead heading into the 3rd. Heath Furguson got it started after a lead off walk from Cade Thompson, Furguson blasted a HR over the right field wall to make it 2-0 in first.

Arkansas High was able to settle down holding PG scoreless in the 3rd thru 5th innings. Drake Browning took over on mound for starter Matthew Mobley in 2nd inning. Browning would give up a two RBI triple to Bolden, but pitched well after that giving Arkansas High a chance to come back.

Heath Furguson rounds third off 2rbi triple from Caleb Bolden

The Razorbacks got 1 run across in the 4th inning with Browning scoring off an RBI double from Nick Vaughn and 2 runs in 6th inning aided by two errors by PG. The score was 5-3 in favor of PG entering the bottom of 6th. PG would get 3 runs in 6th to push it to 8-3 heading to the 7th inning.

Carson Cox entered the game to close it out for PG he faced 6 batters and gave up an RBI single to Drake Browning. Cox closed it out on 21 pitches to give PG the win 8-4.

Will Hlavinka with stretch at first.

Next up: Pleasant Grove travels to Lufkin for the Pete Runnels Tournament Mar 9th – 11th.

Arkansas High travels to Mount Pleasant/Pittburg for the Hwy 271 Showcase Mar 9th – 11th. Arkansas High vs Gladewater 9am and Arkansas High vs Pittsburg Noon Friday Mar 10th can be heard live on Foxsports 1400am.

Stats:                                               r h e
Pleasant Grove 2 3 0 0 0 3 x – 8 5 5
Arkansas High   0 0 0 1 0 2 1 – 4 3 2

Pitching

WP Caleb Bolden (PG) 6ip 2h 3r 1er 1bb 10k 100tp
LP Matthew Mobley (ARK) 1ip 1h 3r 3er 4bb 39tp
Carson Cox (PG) 1ip 1h 1r 1er 1k 21tp
Drake Browning (ARK) 3ip 3h 2r 1er 3k 45tp
Tristen Koller (ARK) 1.1ip 1h 3r 3er 3bb 1k 36tp

Batting
Arkansas High

Drake Browning 2-3 BB SB 2r 1rbi
Nick Vaughn 1-3 2b 1rbi
Dyland Adcock 1-3 SB 1r 1rbi

Pleasant Grove

Heath Furguson 1-2 HR BB 2r 3rbi
Caleb Bolden 1-1 3b 2BB HBP 2rbi
Cade Thompson 2-2 BB SB 1r