March 22, 2017 EditionAlso in this issue...
Lady Cats compete in tourney
The Walnut Ridge softball team competed in the Pioneer Tournament at Batesville last weekend. The Lady Bobcats defeated Yellville-Summit 14-4 on Saturday, before falling to Palestine-Wheatley 4-1 later in the day.
Against Yellville-Summit, Walnut Ridge took a 3-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first inning and another run in the second. The Lady Panthers clawed their way back into the contest, scoring once in the bottom of the second inning and tying the game 3-3 with two runs in the third.
Walnut Ridge took a 5-3 lead in the fifth inning and then exploded for nine runs in the sixth to stretch the advantage to 14-3. Yellville-Summit managed only one run in the bottom of the sixth and the game ended due to the run rule.
Baseball Bobcats defeat Hoxie
The Walnut Ridge Bobcats defeated the Hoxie Mustangs 10-0 in 3A-3 Conference baseball action on March 15 at Hoxie.
The Bobcats opened the game with a run in the top of first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. After a scoreless second inning, Walnut Ridge added five runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and one in the fifth inning to extend the lead to 10-0.
Bobcat pitcher Michael Bounds held the Mustangs scoreless in the bottom of the fifth to end game. Bounds finished with a five-inning shutout, allowing just two hits, while striking out seven batters.
Cats slide by Piggott, drop games in Rumble
The Walnut Ridge Bobcat baseball team participated in Rumble at the Rock on Saturday in Little Rock. The Bobcats dropped a pair of games, losing to Horatio 8-4 in an early afternoon game. Later in the day, Arkansas Baptist edged the Bobcats 9-7.
Horatio took a 3-0 lead with a run in the second inning and two more in the third. Walnut Ridge got on the scoreboard with a run in the top of the fourth inning to make the score 3-1, but the Lions answered with a run in the bottom of the inning.
Hoxie teams drop games
The Melbourne Bearkatz defeated Hoxie 14-0 in high school baseball action Thursday at Hoxie.
Melbourne scored single runs in the first and third innings and two runs in the fifth to lead 4-0. The Bearkatz erupted for 10 runs in the top of the sixth inning to break the game open. The Mustangs were unable to score in the bottom of the inning and the game ended due to the run rule.
Augustus Wicker was the starting pitcher for Hoxie. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits, with six strikeouts, in five innings on the mound. Spencer Decker pitched one inning, allowing four earned runs on seven hits, with two strikeouts.