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Cats clinch title
The Walnut Ridge Bobcats defeated Rector 6-0 on April 16 at Stewart Park to clinch the regular-season title of the 2A-3 Conference.
Zach Crisler hit a two-run homer as Walnut Ridge jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the first inning. Tyler Dickson finished with two hits and two RBIs, and Hunter Flippo added two hits.
Range Weeks tossed a five-hit shutout while recording seven strikeouts.
Walnut Ridge defeated Trumann 9-2 on Thursday.
Crisler went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in five runs. Hunter Flippo was 3-for-3, with two doubles and a triple. Tyler Dickson had two hits, including a double.
Flippo was the winning pitcher, allowing two earned runs on two hits and recording four strikeouts. Baron Estes pitched two innings, giving up one hit and striking out one batter. Crisler pitched the final inning, allowing one hit and one walk.