The Wildcats’ baseball team had their first scrimmage Monday night (February 4) at Wildcat Park against Sherman. The teams took advantage of good weather to play nine innings over three hours. Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack, starting his 14th year here, said the scrimmage had an inauspicious start for the Wildcats.
After getting the first two Bearcats out in the top of the first, Coach Hammack said the Wildcats misplayed a ball in the outfield that open the flood gates. Walks and a hit followed and Sherman scored three unearned runs. Coach Hammack said what concerned him the most was the Wildcats’ hitters being unable to drive home men on base. He said the Wildcats missed lots of opportunities including one that started with the bases loaded and no outs. Coach Hammack said once they settled in they outscored the Bearcats over nine innings.
He said he saw a lot of stuff that needed fixing. Coach Hammack used four pitchers. Pacen Edwards worked the first two innings. After allowing three unearned runs in the first innings, Coach Hammack said Edwards pitched a good second inning. Jace Birchfield then threw two scoreless innings. Will Sims followed with two more scoreless innings. Coach Hammack said Sims did a really nice job adding no one was spotting the ball better than Sims right now. Jaxon Chaney pitched two innings and Kamren Harrison threw in the ninth inning.
Coach Hammack said Birchfield hit the ball solidly twice and Kaden Argenbright also squared up on two balls as well.
The Wildcats will have their second scrimmage Friday at 6 p.m. against Terrell at Wildcat Park.