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The Walnut Ridge Bobcats claimed the title in the Lawrence County Baseball Tournament. Team members include (front, from left): Lane Ditto, Lane Kennedy, Tyler Andrews, Treyton Johnson, Cash Lee, Ty Hollister; (middle row) Hunter Flippo, Teague Phillips, Clay Hufstedler, Eric Wilcoxson, Cole Hicks, Baron Estes, Zach Carson; (back) coach Derek Bramlett, Zach Crisler, Range Weeks, Darren Tribble, Ryan Vaughn, Tyler Dickson, Rowdy Ditto, Payton Poole, coach Jason Ward and coach Chad Broadway.
Submitted Photo ~ Ashley George

The Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles were runners-up in the Lawrence County Baseball Tournament. Team members include (front, from left): Randall Scott, Harrison Powell, Brad Nunnally, David Lee Tidwell, Cameron Durham, Cray Howard, Alex Helms, Aaron Helms; (back) coach Andy Durham, Tyler Parker, Colman Evans, Evan Doyle, Clint Durham, Jeremiah Turner, Hunter Nunnally, Zach Doyle, Dylan Brady, Brandon Scott, Casey Huskey, Cody Brannon and manager Corey Richey.
Submitted Photo ~ Mandy Durham

WR claims county title in baseball

Walnut Ridge's Tyler Dickson releases a pitch during the first game against Maynard on April 3 at Stewart Park. Both Dickson and Layne Ditto pitched no-hitters for the Bobcats as they recorded 15-0 victories in both ends of the double-header.
Submitted Photo ~ Ashley George

Sloan-Hendrix's Jordan Johnson winds up for a pitch during Lawrence County Baseball Tournament action. The Greyhounds defeated Black Rock in game two of the tournament before falling to eventual champion Walnut Ridge in game three.
Submitted Photo ~ Ashley George
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Walnut Ridge scored all the runs they would need in the third inning, and Ryan Vaughn held Hillcrest scoreless over the last 3-2/3 innings as the Bobcats defeated the Screamin' Eagles 5-4 in the finals of the 2012 Lawrence County Baseball Tournament on Saturday at Hoxie. It is the 16th county baseball title in the past 17 years for the Bobcats.

Tyler Dickson batted 2-for-3 for Walnut Ridge.

Tyler Parker had two hits for Hillcrest.

WR - S-H

Walnut Ridge advanced to the finals by shutting out Sloan-Hendrix 12-0 earlier on Saturday.

The Greyhounds had defeated Black Rock in game 2 of the baseball tourney.

Eric Wilcoxson had two hits, including a home run. Teague Phillips, Clay Hufstedler and Rowdy Ditto each drove in two runs for the Bobcats.

Baron Estes pitched a four-inning complete game to pick up the victory. He allowed just one hit and recorded four strikeouts.

Hillcrest - Hoxie

Hillcrest opened the tournament with a 14-1 win over the host Hoxie Mustangs on Friday.

For Hoxie, Kyle Wilson had a double. Jake Ellis, Seth Hart and Hayden Defries each had singles.

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