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High school baseball, softball state finals to air statewide on AR PBS Sports May 19-21

Posted 05 May 2022

Championship games to be broadcast live from Benton;

attendees invited to new Arkansas PBS KIDS Zone at state finals

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will broadcast the 2022 1A-6A Centennial Bank high school baseball and softball state finals live from the Benton Schools Athletic Complex beginning Thursday, May 19, in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association. Games will be available to watch online the week following the finals at and in the Engage Arkansas PBS app.


AR PBS Sports will be broadcast statewide over the air, on cable and on satellite on Arkansas PBS’s primary channel. All the ways to watch Arkansas PBS can be found at Correct channel information is available in local TV listings.


The Arkansas high school baseball and softball state finals will air live on AR PBS Sports at the following times:

·        Game 1, baseball – Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m.

·        Game 2, softball – Thursday, May 19, at 1 p.m.

·        Game 3, baseball – Thursday, May 19, at 4 p.m.

·        Game 4, softball – Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

·        Game 5, softball – Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m.

·        Game 6, baseball – Friday, May 20, at 1 p.m.

·        Game 7, softball – Friday, May 20, at 4 p.m.

·        Game 8, baseball – Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.

·        Game 9, baseball – Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m.

·        Game 10, softball – Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m.

·        Game 11, baseball – Saturday, May 21, at 4 p.m.

·        Game 12, softball – Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m.


Families attending the games in person are invited to visit the Arkansas PBS KIDS Zone, presented in partnership with Benton Schools, for the opportunity to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Cat in the Hat and Curious George. Activities will include a dance area, face painting, games, coloring and activity books and more.


In the week following the finals, games will be available to watch at, allowing coaches, players, families, college recruiters and others to watch at their convenience. Games will also be available through the Engage Arkansas PBS app and PBS Video app on mobile or streaming devices. Professional photos from the Arkansas high school baseball and softball state championship games will be available at Updates are available by email at


Throughout the state finals, AR PBS Sports will highlight outstanding student athletes from each division as AR PBS Student All-Stars.


Fans who would like to help support Arkansas PBS’s coverage of high school sports championships and all other local programming can text SPORTS to 501-491-0444 to make a $10 donation to Arkansas PBS.


Major funding for AR PBS Sports is provided by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Farmers and Merchants Bank, and the Bank of Fayetteville.


Arkansas PBS also recognizes AAA’s sponsors for the state high school baseball and softball finals, including Centennial Bank, Everett Buick GMC, Big Red Stores, Farm Bureau Insurance and McDonald's.


The most up-to-date programming schedule with options for email reminders and calendar syncing is available at


About AR PBS Sports

AR PBS Sports, the home for high school state championships in Arkansas, recognizes the vital role high school activities play in the education and development of young adults, while connecting families statewide by featuring hometown athletes competing in the biggest games of the season. Under contract with the Arkansas Activities Association, Arkansas PBS will broadcast high school championship activities for football, basketball, baseball and softball for classifications 1A-7A. In addition to creating viewing opportunities for those who may not be able to attend the games, AR PBS Sports enables talented young athletes to connect with college recruiters and potential scholarships.


About Arkansas Activities Association

The Arkansas Activities Association is the statewide governing body for athletics and activities in Arkansas. The AAA's mission is to promote the value of participation in interscholastic activities in the AAA member schools and to provide services to the schools in a fair and impartial manner while assisting and supporting their efforts to develop thinking, productive and prepared individuals as they become positive, contributing citizens modeling the democratic principles of our state and nation.


About Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado) and KETS (Lee Mountain).