The Wildcats Baseball Team opened the regular season with a loss and a tie Thursday in the Rose City Classic in Tyler. In their first game, the Wildcats lost to Forney, 11-0. A Jackrabbits pitcher, said to be committed to Texas A&M, threw a one hitter and struck out lots of the young Wildcats.
Later the Wildcats fought to a 4-4 tie with Kaufman. The game ended with a Wildcat thrown out at the plate trying to score the winning run. The 7-inning game was ended due to the tournament time limit.
The Wildcats, 0-1-1 for the season, are scheduled to play Westbrook at 11 a.m. Friday at Tyler Lee Field. Later the Wildcats will face Nacogdoches at 3 p.m. at Mike Carter Field. The tournament will continue through Saturday.