High school baseball, softball state championships to air statewide on Arkansas PBS Thursday-Saturday


Teams playing in Class 6A-1A finals determined

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will broadcast of the Class 6A-1A 2023 Centennial Bank High School Baseball and Softball State Championships live from the campus of the University of Central Arkansas Thursday, May 18, through Saturday, May 20, in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). In the week following each broadcast, championship games will be available to watch at youtube.com/arkansaspbs.

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

Games airing live on AR PBS Sports will include:

  • 1A Baseball - Mount Ida vs. Taylor – Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m.
  • 6A Baseball - Har-Ber vs. Bentonville – Thursday, May 18, at 1 p.m.
  • 6A Softball - Cabot vs. Bryant – Thursday, May 18, at 4 p.m.
  • 1A Softball - Bradley vs. Taylor – Thursday May 18, at 7 p.m.
  • 4A Baseball - Lonoke vs. Ashdown – Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m.
  • 2A Softball - Mansfield vs. Riverside – Friday, May 19, at 1 p.m.
  • 4A Softball - Gravette vs. Pea Ridge – Friday, May 19, at 4 p.m.
  • 2A Baseball - Palestine-Wheatley vs. Woodlawn – May 19, at 7 p.m.
  • 3A Softball - Atkins vs. Booneville – Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m.
  • 5A Softball - Benton vs. Greene County Tech – Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
  • 3A Baseball - Rivercrest vs. Harding Academy – Saturday, May 20, at 4 p.m.
  • 5A Baseball - Little Rock Christian vs. Valley View – Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m.

In the week following the finals, games will be available to watch at youtube.com/arkansaspbs, allowing coaches, players, families, college recruiters and others to watch at their convenience. Games will be available through the PBS app on mobile or streaming devices.

Professional photos from the games will be available for free download at myarpbs.org/photos.

Major funding for AR PBS Sports is provided by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.

Additional support for AR PBS Sports is provided by the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), Conway Corporation, the Conway Chamber of Commerce, Griffin Leggett of Conway, ARcare, The Children’s Clinic of Conway & Greenbrier, the Hilton Garden Inn and Home 2 Suites of Conway, Raising Cane’s, and Hideaway Pizza.

Arkansas PBS recognizes AAA’s sponsors for the state high school baseball and softball finals, including Centennial Bank, Everett Buick GMC, Farm Bureau Insurance and Wendy’s.

The most up-to-date programming schedule with options for email reminders and calendar synching is available at myarpbs.org/schedule.

About Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at myarpbs.org/watch, 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 myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Lee Mountain), KETS (Forrest City) and KETS (Gaither).