Friday marked the first day for practice for the Wildcats’ baseball team. Friday morning, Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack anticipated a chilly outdoor practice after school at Eagle Stadium since the Multipurpose Building is unavailable due to Saturday’s Powerlifting Meet. Coach Hammack said the Wildcats have a lot of questions to answer after a disappointing season last year. The Wildcats ended up out of the playoffs.
Coach Hammack will have several pitchers returning including starter Ryan Humphries. Heston Golightly and Triston McCormick also pitched some last year. Coach Hammack said he also wants to look at Michael Arnold, lefty Cameron Harrison, Ryder Caddell, JV pitcher Zane Haywood and others. Coach Hammack said that’s what scrimmages and tournament games are for as varsity and JV players will be determined and roles for players will be established. Coach Hammack said most of the top of the Wildcats batting order returns including Mason Buck, Humphries, Golightly, McCormick and Easton Silman. Gavin Millsap also logged quite a bit of playing time.
Coach Hammack said there has been a lot of emphasis on weight training in the off season trying to get players stronger.
The Wildcats first scrimmage is rapidly approaching. They will host Sherman at Eagle Stadium on February 6.