The Wildcats’ baseball team used a strong pitching effort to defeat Celina, 3-1 on Friday in Sherman at the Grayson County Classic. Tyler Armstrong got the pitching win allowed only 1 run and 3 hits while striking out 5 and walking 3. The Wildcats collected twelve hits but they resulted in just three runs.
Armstrong made three runs enough. The Wildcats got a single run in the top of the second inning. Jamal Hobson-Cox’s RBI single scored Dawson Draper who got on on a fielder’s choice. The Wildcats went ahead 2-0 with a single run in the fifth inning. Heston Golightly got on on an error. Triston McCormick singled and Ryan Humphries drove home Golightly with a double. After Celina cut the lead with a solo run in the bottom of the sixth, the Wildcats added an insurance run in the top of the seventh. Michael Arnold was hit by a pitch. Draper singled and Kyle Dodd drove home Arnold with a single. Humphries had three hits. McCormick, Draper, Dodd and Hobson-Cox all had 2 hits each.
The Wildcats are now 5-5-1 for the season. They will play McKinney in Denison Saturday at 4:45 p.m. in the Grayson County Classic.