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Norfork drops Izard County in regional round

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Norfork's Ethan Barnes struck out 15 and allowed just three hits, helping the Panthers to a 6-3 victory over the Izard County Cougars April 25 in the first round of the 1A Region 2 Tournament at Viola City Park.

The Cougars grabbed the lead in the second inning when Uriah Mead came in to score on a single by Preston Harmon.

Izard County tacked on another tally in the fourth as Jordan Everett scored on a Norfork error.

But the Panthers pulled ahead for good with four runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Alex Gale scored Izard County's last run of the game, scrambling home on a passed ball in the seventh inning.

The loss ends the Cougars season.

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