The Wildcats’ baseball team’s Friday (May 4) night playoff game against Wylie East scheduled for Wildcat Park for 7:30 p.m. has been postponed due to wet grounds. Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack hopes to have the field ready on Saturday (May 5) to finish up the best two out of three bi-district series. The Wildcats trail in the series one game to zero after the Raiders won at home Wednesday (May 2) night, 9-3.
Wildcats Athletic Director Greg Owens suggested the series may have to return to Wylie East’s all turf field if Wildcat Park is still too wet on Saturday. Coach Hammack said he liked that the Wildcats showed they had some fight in them by scoring three runs in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday. He said 9-3 is better than 9-0. Coach Hammack said hopefully the Wildcats can build on this. He said the strategy for a coach that losses game one to tell his team if they can win game two, the momentum then swings to the team that takes the second game.
Wildcats ace Ryan Humphries is expected to pitch game two with plenty of rest. Coach Hammack said he could also use either of the two pitchers that threw Wednesday night or even the pitchers that went last Saturday during district playoff seeding games. He said the Wildcats would compete and battle back.