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Fundamentals key as ASU hosts South Alabama


Quentin Winstine | The Sun

Arkansas State third baseman Alex Howard throws the ball to first base for an out during a game against Mississippi Valley State at Tomlinson Stadium. The Red Wolves host South Alabama for a three-game Sun Belt Conference series that starts tonight.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Tommy Raffo has held steady to a particular philosophy throughout his 11-year coaching career at Arkansas State.

Raffo believes by playing the game the way it's meant to be played, things . . .


Orr pitches perfect game as Jonesboro wins twice

MUNFORD, Tenn. — Logan Orr belted a two-run home run in the first game and pitched a perfect game in the second as Jonesboro won twice Thursday in the Best of The West high school baseball tournament.

Jonesboro defeated Memphis St. Benedict at Auburndale 4-0 in . . .


Cook fires first-round 69

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Austin Cook of Jonesboro shot a 2-under-par 69 Thursday in the first round of the Valspar Championship.

Cook is tied for 11th place, three strokes behind leaders Joel Dahmen and Sepp Straka.

Starting his round on the back nine, Cook was 1 . . .