OZARK, Mo–34 years ago the Licking Wildcats won back to back state championships.
The Wildcats have not played for a championship since then, until Thursday.
Licking and South Callaway battled for the Class 3 championship.
The Bulldogs won a state championship back in 2017.
Licking loaded the bases in the second and South Callaway’s pitcher hits Rusty Bucknar, that forces in Keyton Cook and the Wildcats take a 1-0 lead.
Next batter is Cole Wallace, and he singles to right, that scores Garrett Gorman and Kellar Davis and it’s a 3-0 lead.
Stayed that way until the fourth inning, Tucker Jones is at third, Braden Allen singles to right, that scores jones to make it 3-1.
But that’s as close as Licking’s Kellar Davis would let it get.
Davis pitched a complete game, gave up just that one run with eight strike outs.
And Licking wins its first state championship since 1989 3-1.