The Wildcats’ baseball team used good starting pitching and nine base hits to defeat North Lamar, 10-4 at Wildcat Park in the regular season home opener Monday night (February 25). The Wildcats also benefited from 4 walks, 4 hit batters and 2 Panther errors.
Pacen Edwards got the pitching win for the Wildcats allowing no runs and only 2 hits over 4 innings. Edwards also walked 4 and struck out 5.
The Wildcats backed Edwards with a 6 run first inning. The Panthers allowed a fly ball to fall in during the big inning. Kamren Harrison got an RBI when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Connor Burgin had the biggest hit in the inning, a bloop single that drove in 2 runs. The Wildcats made it an 8-0 game with 2 runs in the second inning. Jase Thompson drove home a run with a single and Harrison got an RBI on a fielder’s choice. In the third inning, the Wildcats went up 9-0 as Burgin scored from third on a wild pitch. The Panthers rallied back with 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Wildcats scored their tenth run in the bottom of the sixth. Edwards drove home a run with a single. North Lamar scored a fourth run in the top of the seventh. Austin Dodd, Edwards and Harrison all got 2 hits for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats improved to 4-1 for the season. The Wildcats will play in a Van tournament this Thursday through Saturday.