March 26, 2008 Edition

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Brandon Dawson prepares to throw a pitch during the Bobcats' game against Manila on Thursday in the Xtra Innings Spring Classic at Valley View. Walnut Ridge won 5-4 to advance.
Submitted Photo ~ Ashley George

Bobcats win
two, lose one

The Walnut Ridge Bobcats baseball team lost to Stuttgart 8-7 in the Xtra Innings Spring Classic Friday at Valley View.

The Bobcats scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 6-5 lead. Stuttgart scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to the eighth inning.

Walnut Ridge took a 7-6 lead in the top of the eighth, but Stuttgart scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to take the win.

Offensively for Walnut Ridge, Mitchell Thompson went 2-for-4, with a solo home run. Brandon Dawson had two hits and an RBI. Curtis Jackson's seventh-inning single that got past the right fielder earned him three RBIs.

Thompson started on the mound and pitched the first seven innings, allowing six runs on nine hits, while striking out eight and walking one. Jackson took the loss after pitching the eighth in relief.
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Lady Cats beat WCC

Vanessa Oliver scored on an RBI single by Ashley Baker to cap a three-run seventh inning, as Walnut Ridge's Lady Bobcats recorded a 7-6 win over White County Central on March 17 at Walnut Ridge.
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Mustangs fall to Marmaduke

The Hoxie Mustangs lost to Marmaduke 4-1 in high school baseball action on March 17 at Hoxie. continued ...

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