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Wildcatz finish perfect season
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After Walker’s Wildcatz swept through the regular season undefeated, it seemed like a foregone conclusion the team would take the tournament title with ease as well.McCormack’s wasn’t going to hand over the championship without a fight though. With Hope Mullican locked in a pitcher’s duel with Livia Walker, McCormack’s stayed close until the final inning.Three runs in the top of the sixth, aided by a triple by Skylar Youngblood, helped Walker’s hoist the championship trophy following a 4-1 win in the tournament finals.The game entered the final inning knotted at 1-1, but Youngblood changed the game with one swing. With Abby Clark on base following a walk, Youngblood smashed a shot to the fence.McCormack’s, which played with only one outfielder due to having seven players, could never recover as Youngblood put her team ahead for good.Youngblood would later score on a passed ball and Walker would add some insurance by drawing a walk and scoring her team’s fourth run on a wild pitch.Walker toed the rubber in the bottom of the sixth knowing three more outs would secure a perfect season for the Wildcatz.Facing the heart of the McCormack’s order, Walker forced a groundout back to the circle for the first out.