The Wildcats’ baseball team exploded for 8 runs in the top of the fifth inning on their way to a 14-2 win over Greenville Friday night on the road. The game was called after five inning due to the ten run rule.
Ryan Humphries had a big night at the plate going 2 for 3 with a triple, 3 runs scored and an RBI. Michael Arnold was 2 for 3 with a run scored and 2 RBI’s. Kaden Argenbright was 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI’s. Jamal Hobson-Cox, Kamren Harrison and Gavin Millsap also had RBI’s. Ty Lopez scored three runs as a courtesy runner.
The Wildcats got off to a good start scoring a first inning run without a hit on a walk, a hit batter and a Lion error. The Wildcats went up 4-0 with a 3 run second inning. Ryder Caddell, Arnold and Harrison all singled to load the bases. Millsap got a walk to force in a run. Hobson-Cox had a RBI single and Argenbright plated a run on a fielder’s choice. The Wildcats went up 6-0 in the top of the third with 2 more runs. Triston McCormick doubled and Humphries drove home courtesy runner Lopez with a triple. Humphries scored on a Harrison fielder’s choice. Greenville got their 2 runs in the bottom of the third. It remained 6-2 until the Wildcats big fifth which included an Argenbright 2-RBI double, a Humphries single, an Arnold 2-RBI single, five Lions errors, 5 walks and a sacrifice. The Wildcats had 10 hits in the game.
Almost lost in all the offense was the solid pitching of Triston McCormick who improved to 2-0 in district play allowing 2 runs, both earned, on 4 hits with 4 strikeouts and 2 walks with 1 hit batter.
The Wildcats are 5-0 in district play and their season record is 11-5-1. They have won seven straight games. The Wildcats close the first half of district play at home Tuesday night as they play always tough Hallsville.