The Wildcats’ baseball team used a strong pitching effort by Ryan Humphries to defeat the state’s #3 ranked Class 5A team, Hallsville, 5-1 at Eagle Stadium Tuesday night. The game featured two teams with perfect 5-0 records in district play coming in. The Bobcats also came in with an 18-2 record.
Humphries allow just a single run on only 3 hits. He struck out two and walked four. Humphries improved his record to 4-0 in district play.
The Wildcats scored their five runs utilizing eight hits. The Wildcats scored a single run in the first. Mason Buck was hit by a pitch. He moved to third on two passed balls and he scored on a Heston Golightly single. The Wildcats added two runs in the third mixing in some Eagle Stadium magic. Buck doubled and he scored when a lazy fly ball ended up falling fifteen hit behind the left fielder who lost track of the ball. Golightly ended up with a triple at third. He scored on Triston McCormick’s fly ball. The Wildcats built their lead to 5-0 in the fourth. Easton Silman walked and Michael Arnold singled. Both players moved up a base on a sacrifice bunt by Dawson Draper. Silman and Arnold scored on a Gavin Millsap single.
Hallsville narrowed the lead to 5-1 with a walk and an RBI double in the sixth. Hallsville threatened in the seventh with a walk and a single but the next hitter flied out with the last batter hitting into a game ending double play.
The Wildcats move into first place with a 6-0 record in district play. They are now 12-5-1 for the season and they have won eight straight games. The Wildcats open the second half of district play at Eagle Stadium Friday against Pine Tree. The Wildcats opened district play at Pine Tree with a 13-8 win back on March 14.