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Listen to Episode 108 of the Arkansas Prep X-Tra podcast: 2024 prep baseball preview

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Kyle Sutherland and Kevin Bohannon preview the 2024 Arkansas prep baseball season.

Note: Baseball and Softball podcasts will now be published as separate episodes. 


The West continues to be crowded with talent, headlined by defending state champion Springdale Har-Ber. (04:24)

Will Cabot run the Central again? (06:16)

Under the radar squads. (08:55)


Valley View is not the defending state champion, but the overwhleming favorite in 2024. (10:33)

Defending state champion Little Rock Christian right back in mix, along with other Central Arkansas teams. (15:14)

Maumelle's pitching can take them far. (18:00)


Lonoke completed the job a year ago, can the stacked Jackrabbits do it again? (21:35)

Other Central Arkansas teams to watch. (24:19)

Brookland will likely be the top contender out of the East. (24:35)

Keep an eye on the 4A-1. (24:48)

Mike Lee takes over at Morrilton. (25:53)

Who to watch in South Arkansas. (28:30)


Three-time defending champion Harding Academy – plus another Central Arkansas private school – could be main contedners. (28:44)

Dynamic duo at Walnut Ridge. (32:19)

Will Harmony Grove (OC) finally get over the regional hump? (33:00)

Can Bismarck build off a strong 2023? (33:52)


Will there be a state champion not named Woodlawn for the first time in the post-COVID era? (34:55)

Can Palestine-Wheatley reel off another deep run? Plus additional squads to watch? (35:25)

Sloan-Hendrix dished out plenty of headaches in 2023, also mentioned are other NEA teams to follow. (37:20)

Bigelow looking to get back to the state tournament and send the heralded 2024 class out the right way. (39:10)


Taylor aiming for third consecutive state championship. (41:48)

1A-2 stacked per usual. (44:12)

-- Kyle Sutherland | | @k_sutherlandAR