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The Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles defeated Mammoth Spring 4-0 on April 21 at Black Rock to capture the championship of the 1A-2 East District Baseball Tournament.
Derek Wooten pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing the Bears just two hits, while recording 13 strikeouts.
Offensively, Tyler Neeley had two hits and an RBI, and Jordan Hunter had one hit and an RBI for Hillcrest.
Hillcrest defeated the Black Rock Zebras 7-1 in the semifinals of the district tournament on April 20. Both teams advanced to the 1A Region 2 tournament, which began Saturday at Viola.
Derek Wooten led Hillcrest at the plate, batting 4-for-4, with two doubles and two RBIs.
Dylan Wooten earned the complete-game win, allowing four hits with 11 strikeouts and one walk.
For Black Rock, Tadd Fore went 2-for-3 with a triple. Garrett Maronde took the loss on the mound, allowing three hits with eight walks and five strikeouts in four innings of work.