April 1, 2009 Edition

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Bobcats claim wins



Walnut Ridge's Curtis Jackson connects with a pitch during the Xtra Innings Classic in Jonesboro on Thursday. The Bobcats beat West Side Greers Ferry 6-5.
Submitted Photo ~ Ashley George
Curtis Jackson's infield hit scored Rob Rainwater with the winning run as the Walnut Ridge Bobcats edged West Side Greers Ferry 6-5 in the Xtra Innings Classic Thursday at Jonesboro.

Walnut Ridge led 5-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Eagles rallied for a pair of runs to send the game into extra innings.

In the top of the eighth, Rainwater reached base on an error. He took third on a two-base error by the Eagles' third baseman, then scored on Jackson's hit.

Jackson held the Eagles scoreless in the bottom of the eighth to earn the save.

Brandon Dawson started on the mound for Walnut Ridge and pitched three and one-third innings. Paul Rainwater relieved Dawson in the fourth inning and pitched the next three and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on two hits to earn his fourth win of the season.
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Lady Cats defeat BR

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats defeated Black Rock 10-0 in high school softball March 23 at Black Rock.
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Hillcrest boys post two wins

A five-run seventh inning broke open a close game and lifted the Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles to an 8-1 win in high school baseball action at Viola on Thursday.
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County tourneys are this weekend

The 2009 Lawrence County softball and baseball tournaments will take place on Friday and Saturday. The softball tournament will be held at Lynn, while the baseball tournament will take place at Strawberry.
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