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Bobcats claim two wins

Bobcat Tyler Kennedy makes an out at second and throws to first for an attempt at a double play during Walnut Ridge's game with Marmaduke. The Cats won the hard-fought game 15-13.
Submitted Photo ~ Robert Warden

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

Walnut Ridge traveled to Cedar Ridge on March 14 and defeated the Timberwolves 11-6.

Walnut Ridge scored three runs to Cedar Ridge's two in the first inning. The Bobcats added two runs in the second inning to lead 5-2.

Walnut Ridge scored two in the third inning to the Timberwolves one.

The Bobcats recorded one run in the fourth and three runs in the sixth inning to seal the victory.

Brandon Dawson pitched four shutout innings to earn the win on the mound. Dawson struck out six and allowed three hits.

Logan Gaither batted 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. Chris Logan hit 1-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored. Jared Black hit 2-for-4. Ryan Weir batted 1-for-3, including a three-run homer, and had a stolen base. William Wilcoxson scored a run. Noah Burnside went 1-for-4 with an RBI and scored a run. Jared Blackwell hit 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and scoring a run. Bennett Dudley batted 1-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored. Dawson hit 1-for-3 and scored a run.

Marmaduke

Walnut Ridge hosted Marmaduke on March 13 and recorded a hard-fought 15-13 win.

Walnut Ridge jumped to an early lead with four runs in the first inning. Each team scored a run in the second inning, with the Bobcats leading 5-1. The Greyhounds scored three runs in the fourth to Walnut Ridge's two, as the Cats maintained a 7-4 lead.

The Bobcats rushed the bases in the fifth inning, scoring five runs, and Marmaduke scored two. Walnut Ridge added three runs in the sixth inning and the Greyhounds scored two, as the Bobcats led 15-8.

In the top of the seventh inning, Marmaduke scored five runs, but failed to catch Walnut Ridge.

Dawson earned the victory, pitching two innings and allowing one run on three hits. Logan pitched two innings and allowed six hits, two walks and one strikeout. Wilcoxson pitched one inning and allowed five hits, with two walks and one strikeout.

Offensively for the Bobcats, Logan hit 3-for-4, scoring two runs and earning three RBIs. Wilcoxson batted 1-for-2, scored four runs and stealing a base. Weir scored three runs and had a stolen base. Tyler Kennedy had two hits. Burnside went 2-for-2 with a double and six RBIs and scored two runs. Blackwell went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base and scored a run.

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