TOMBSTONE — The Willcox Cowboys’ varsity baseball team traveled to Tombstone on Friday to take on the Yellow Jackets.

In a close contest, the Yellow Jackets defeated the Cowboys 8-7.

Pitching for the Cowboys were sophomore Cristian Pando, who pitched five innings, and junior Karsten Jones, who threw two innings. Leading the Cowboys at bat were Pando with a two-run home run and senior Ote Allsup with a solo home run.

“Our bats finally came alive, we hit hard and well, but unfortunately we hit right to our opponents,” Willcox coach Adrian Fuentes said. “Tombstone definitely has a sound defense.”

The Cowboys will be competing again on March 24, against the Thatcher Eagles at Thatcher.