CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Walker Valley’s Kamren Barnes stopped Bradley Central on five hits Monday night, handing the Bears a 4-0 loss.
It was the Bears’ first District 5-AAA loss in seven games and dropped them 32 percentage points behind Ooltewah (8-1) for the top spot in regular-season standings. Ooltewah beat Cleveland, 2-1.
Barnes (4-1) struck out eight and went the distance for the Mustangs (13-5, 6-3).
The county rivals conclude their two-game series on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Bradley Central.
Barnes was also a tough out, going 2-for-3 with one RBI on the night. Logan Melton duplicated Barnes’ offensive numbers.
Jacob Maynard (4-1) took the loss. He pitched 3.2 innings and gave up three hits and two earned runs. He struck out two.
Bradley Central 000 000 0 – 0 5 0
Walker Valley 100 102 x – 4 8 1
WP – Kamren Barnes (4-1); LP – Jacob Maynard (4-1).
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