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Bears win 9AAA baseball title

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Mt. Juliet captured a third straight District 9AAA baseball tournament championship Wednesday with a 4-0 win over Beech.

The Golden Bears (29-6) host the Rossview-Henry County loser Monday at 7 p.m. in Region 5AAA opener.

Ethan Gross walked and later scored on a wild pitch to give Mt. Juliet a 1-0 lead in the third inning.

The Bears added two more runs in the fifth when winning pitcher Josh Cotham drove in Jeff Murphy and Richie Hawkins with an infield single. Stephen Smith walked and scored on a suicide squeeze in the sixth for the final run.

Cothan threw a four-hitter for the win.

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