FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - The Booneville Bearcats will have to wait another year to try to bring home the school's first baseball state title in more than a decade. The Bearcats were blanked by the Horatio Lions 7-0 Saturday during the 3A state championship at Baum Stadium.
Bonneville's bat's struggled to get anything going against Lion's pitcher Tanner Vaught. Vaught was named the game's most valuable player after allowing no runs, 2 hits, with 7 strikeouts.
The Lions struck first in the third inning on a sacrifice bunt attempt to move the runners up ended up plating a run after a missed throw to third. Horatio would do the same thing scoring two later in the sixth inning to bust the game open with a 4-0 lead. Booneville pitcher Hayden Fennell would give the Lions their final run of the game after hitting a batter with the bases loaded.