After a slow start, the Wildcats’ baseball took over their game with Greenville in the middle innings to register an 8-2 win Thursday evening (March 29) in Greenville. The game was moved from Sulphur Springs to Greenville Thursday due to wet grounds at new Wildcat Park.
The Lions jumped out in front with 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. It was the fourth inning before the Wildcats could tie the game with a pair of runs of their own. A Tyler Armstrong RBI single helped the Wildcats’ cause in the top of the fourth. A Ryan Humphries RBI single in the top of the fifth gave the Wildcats their first lead at 3-2. The Wildcats stretched out the lead with a four run top of the sixth to go up 7-2. Austin Dodd, Kaden Argenbright and Humphries all had singles in the big inning. The Wildcats scored one more run in the top of the seventh to go up 8-2.
Kamren Harrison had a big night at the plate going 2 for 3 with an RBI, a run scored, a walk and a double. Humphries was 2-4 with 2 RBIs. Argenbright was 2 for 4 with a run scored and 2 RBIs. Dodd, Dawson Draper and Armstrong all had an RBI.
Triston McCormick got the pitching win going all seven innings allowing only 2 runs on 7 hits with 8 strikeouts and only 1 walk. The Wildcats improved to 4-0 in district play. They are 11-7 for the season and they have won 8 straight games.
The Wildcats play next on Good Friday at 2 p.m. in Mount Pleasant. The game was moved to Friday after rain outs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Left unanswered was why the game was not played on Monday, like softball did, before the rains came for two days after that.