Wildcats Baseball Opens Area Round Series with 3-2 Win Over Joshua at Prosper
The Wildcats’ baseball team won their eighth straight game as they opened Area round play Thursday (May 9) with a 3-2 win over Joshua at Prosper on a cold, windy night. The Wildcats got solid starting pitching from Will Sims, shut down relief pitching from Pacen Edwards and timely RBI hits from Kolson Hale and Jaxon Chaney to get the win. The Wildcats struck first scoring a run in the top of the third. After two were out, Jake Davis walked. Kaden Argenbright singled and Hale’s singled scored Davis. Joshua evened the score with a run in the bottom of the fourth. The Wildcats scored two big runs in the top of the fifth. Joshua ace Matt Haley had a hard time throwing strikes in the inning and after getting an out, he walked four straight batters: Edwards, Davis, Argenbright and Hale. During the string, a pitch got away from the catcher and Edwards tried to score from third but was tagged out at home. Chaney, hitting with the bases loaded, singled into left field scoring Davis and Argenbright and the Wildcats led, 3-1. The bottom of the seventh had lots of drama. The Owls led off with a double and a single that produced a run and reduced the lead to 3-2. Edwards replaced Sims and got his first hitter to hit into a double play. Edwards walked the next better but closed the game with a strikeout to earn a save. The Owls outhit the Wildcats, 6 to 5. Will Sims got the pitching win going six innings allowing two runs and six hits striking out one and walking none. Edwards threw an inning allowing no runs or hits while striking out one and walking one. Kaden Argenbright was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Hale, Chaney and Kamren Harrison had one hit each. The Wildcats improved their season record to 18-10. They play game two in the series against Joshua Friday at Prosper at 7 p.m. with a chance to wrap up the series.