Wilcats Fall to Texas High

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Texas High 6, Wildcats Baseball 4 (8 innings)

The Wildcats’ baseball team almost worked their way out of an eighth inning jam against Texas High at Wildcat Park Friday night. (March 22) The Tigers had loaded the bases with nobody out. The Wildcats got a ground out and a pop out to dodge two bullets. Then a clutch single by Tiger lead off hitter Chris Sutton scored two runs giving the Tigers a two run lead. The Wildcats could not score in the bottom of the eighth and the Tigers had a 6-4 win. The Tigers outhit the Wildcats 10 to 7. Sutton got the win pitching in relief. Pacen Edwards took the loss pitching in relief of starter Jace Burchfield. The game was a back and forth affair. The Tigers scored first in the top of the fourth inning. With runners on first and second, they put on a double steal. The throw to third base went into left field and the Tigers scored to take a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats went ahead with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Jaxon Chaney doubled and moved to third on a ground ball. He scored on a wild pitch to tie the game 1-1. Will Sims walked, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on an Edwards’ single. The Wildcats lead 2-1. Texas High tied the game and took a two run lead with a three run top of the sixth. They put together a triple, three singles, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly to score three times to go up 6-4. The Wildcats tied the game in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the sixth. Chaney walked and Kamren Harrison blasted a two run home run over the right field wall to tie the game at 6-6. Both teams failed to score in the seventh inning sending the game to the fateful eighth inning. Kaden Argenbright hit a double. Chaney was 2 for 2 with two doubles. Harrison got two RBIs with the home run. Edwards was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Texas High is 4-1 in district play after the first third of district play. The Wildcats slip to 2-3. The Wildcats are 10-4 for the season. The Wildcats face Royse City twice next week, on Tuesday night at Wildcat Park and Friday night at Royse City.

Author: Chad Young

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