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Wildcat Baseball Able to Scrimmage Royce City Despite Weather Conditions

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Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack can hardly believe that his team got a scrimmage in Tuesday evening at Royse City. He said he expected a call from the Royse City coach early Tuesday afternoon saying it was too wet to play. It never came. The coach did call to say he thought they could get in the scrimmage. Coach Hammack said it rained on the Wildcats’ bus all the way to Royse City. He expected to get a call en route canceling the scrimmage but again it never came. Coach Hammack said it was foggy, misty and cold in Royse City when they arrived. He said they were able to get in 7 or 8 innings. Coach Hammack said some innings were stopped if a pitcher hit a pitch limit.

Coach Hammack threw five pitchers. Tyler Armstrong, Jaxon Chaney, Ryan Humphries and Triston McCormick who pitched in a Sherman scrimmage threw again Tuesday. Coach Hammack also had a chance to watch Kaden Argenbright pitch. Coach Hammack said he struck out two and got another batter on a weak ground ball in one impressive inning of work. Coach Hammack said Royse City probably only got about 3 hits all night. He added some pitchers put too many on base with walks or hit batters.

Coach Hammack said Wildcats’ batters got to face a variety of pitchers. The Bulldogs threw a different pitcher every inning. The Wildcats have their final scrimmage scheduled at their new field Saturday at 1 p.m. Rain is in the forecast. Coach Hammack said the Wildcats would probably play next at their season opening Tyler tournament next week on Thursday.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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