Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack said his team’s first scrimmage Thursday (February 8) evening in Sherman was a good one. The Wildcats won 7-3. The scrimmage was rescheduled from Monday due to cold weather.
Coach Hammack said generally pitchers are ahead of hitters this time of the season. He said he used four pitchers against Sherman. Tyler Armstrong, Jaxon Chaney, Ryan Humphries and Triston McCormick threw two innings apiece. Coach Hammack said they got a lot of strikeouts. He said they only yielded three hits and he said one was controversial. A Bearcat socked a three run home run but Coach Hammack said it appeared at least ten feet foul. He said an umpire told him after the game they got the call wrong.
Since the Wildcats’ pitchers struck out so many batters, Coach Hammack said he really didn’t get much of a chance to see the Wildcats play defense. He said the Wildcats made good contact at bat and scored seven runs. Coach Hammack said it was the first time they had faced live pitching this season.
The Wildcats play a second scrimmage Friday (February 9). They travel to Terrell for a 6 p.m. scrimmage. Coach Hammack hopes to use six more pitchers. He expects his batters to be more comfortable at the plate. Coach Hammack said he has the bulk of last year’s team back. He said he has some good additions from last year’s JV. Coach Hammack said this could be a super year.