Royse City 8, Wildcats Baseball 4
The Wildcats’ baseball team fell behind Royse City early and could never catch up as the Bulldogs swept the Wildcats in district play with an 8-4 win in Royse City Friday night (March 29). Royse City jumped out to a 4-0 lead with 2 runs in the bottom of the first and single runs in the bottom of the second and the third. The Wildcats scored three runs in the top of the fourth to slice the lead to 4-3. Royse City answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth to go up, 5-3. The Wildcats closed to within 5-4 with a single run in the top of the sixth. The Bulldogs added three insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth and they led 8-4. That was the final. The Bulldogs outhit the Wildcats 9 to 3. Both teams were dreadful in the field with the Wildcats committing three errors and the Bulldogs had five. Jace Burchfield took the loss for the Wildcats going just 2 2/3 innings allowing six hits and four runs, only three which were earned. Burchfield walked two batters. Jake Davis threw 3 1/3 innings allowing three hits, four runs with only one earned run with also five strike outs and two walks. Kamren Harrison drove home a Wildcats’ run with a sacrifice fly. Jace Thompson had an RBI on an Bulldog error during the Wildcats three run fourth inning. Will Sims was 2 of 3 with a double. Jaxon Chaney was one for two with a double, two runs scored and a walk. Andrew Alonzo got the win for the Bulldogs going six innings allowing three hits, four runs and six strikeouts. The Wildcats fall to 2-5 in district play and they are 10-6 for the season. The Wildcats will have Lindale week next week in district play with a home game Tuesday night and a road game Friday night.