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Cats split double header

March 22, 2012

The Bearcats split a double header Friday night picking up a win against Clayton and a loss to Atoka.

Starting out against the Bulldogs in the 1st inning with two catches by center fielder, Chandon Draper and a strike out by pitcher Dakota Turner the Bearcats were off to a good start. Offensively the Bearcats would score 3 runs with a double hit by Bryce Martin and single from Turner, Drew McKnight, and Arizona Taylor. Draper would draw a walk.

The second inning would go much the same with two outs made by McKnight and Martin and another catch by Draper in center field. Turner and McKnight would pick up hits with Turner scoring; bringing the score to4-0 in the Bearcats favor.

In the 3rd, two Bulldogs would ground out to Turner on the mound and the last out came in the form of a strike out. Caleb Smith, Michael Lampton, Christian Thatcher, and McKnight would all contribute hits, scoring 3 more runs.

The 4th inning would see the Bulldogs fly out to left and center fielders Thatcher and Draper. Turner would provide another strike out to bring the Bearcats back to the plate. Smith, Draper, Thatcher, and Morgan Nabors contributed hits which added three more runs for the Bearcats. Turner gave up only 1 hit and pitched a shut out to the Bulldogs ending the fame with a final score of 10-0.

The next game against the Wampus Cats would not fare as well for the Bearcats. In the first inning Atoka would be held scoreless with outs coming from Draper, Smith, and Martin but the Bearcats would do no better at the plate.

The top of the 2nd inning would see the Bearcats defiance give up a run despite Smith in right field, Turner at short stop, and Martin on 1st generating outs. Once again Antlers would go hit-less to close out the inning.

Pitcher Michael Lampton would make all three outs, catching a pop-up and throwing strikes in the 3rd inning but Atoka would gain 2 more runs. Antlers still could not score a run.

The score remained 0-3 in the 4th inning as both Atoka and Antlers went hit-less. Lampton struck out another Wampus Cat and Martin and Smith picked up the other two outs defensively. McKnight, Smith, and Draper singled and Taylor drew a walk but none were able to cross the plate to score. The 5th inning did see two more Wampus Cats circle the bases bringing the score to 0-5. The Bearcats would finally get on the board with Turner and McKnight getting hits. Turner went home to score the only run for Antlers ending the game at 1-5.

The Bearcats record is now 2-3.

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