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Bobcats split games at Silsbee Tournament

SILSBEE – The Orangefield Bobcats split a pair of games at the Silsbee Tournament Thursday, falling to Tarkington 6-5 and downing Silsbee 10-4.

It came down to the last play, but  the Bobcats were on the wrong end of a 6-5 defeat to Tarkington. The game was tied at five with Tarkington batting in the bottom of the seventh and the Longhorns would win on a RBI single.

The Bobcats got things moving in the second inning. An error scored one run for Bobcats.

The Bobcats scored two runs in the top of the sixth, Tarkington answered with two of their own.  The Bobcats scored when an error scored two runs for Bobcats. Tarkington then answered with two solo home runs.

Jacob Harvey and Gunner Jones had two hits apiece for the Bobcats.

Orangefield had eight hits while Tarkington had 10 hits.

Against Silsbee in the first inning, the Bobcats got their offense started, scoring one run when Gunner Jones singled.

The Bobcats notched four runs in the sixth inning. The offense in the inning was led by Mason Sampson, Tyler Shearin, Kent Michael, and Kadeon Evans, all driving in runs in the frame.

Logan Gipson took the win for Bobcats. He went five and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out three.  Jace Gipson threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.

The Bobcats had 12 hits with Evans and Bryce Bergeron having three hits each.