Wildcats Baseball Coach Says Texas High Player Changed His Approach to Win Game Friday
Texas High’s star Friday against the Wildcats was their lead off hitter Chris Sutton. Coach Hammack said he is a pull hitter than never goes to right field. Sutton went against form and hit the ball into right field to score the two runs that made a difference in a 6-4 Texas High win at Wildcat Park, Coach Hammack said he knew going in it was an important game. It was the last game of the first round. Coach Hammack said Texas High is a quality team and as good as anybody in the district. He said the Wildcats continued to battle during the game. Both teams traded the lead. Coach Hammack said when it was 4-4 going into the bottom of the seventh, he expected the Wildcats to get a win to win the game. He said he thought the Wildcats were about to get out of the bases leaded jam until Sutton went the other way like he never does. Coach Hammack said if the Wildcats continue to fight and claw, they will be fine. The Wildcats are 2-3 in district play. Texas High is tied for first with Mount Pleasant with 4-1 records. Two more rounds remain and the schedule calls for teams to play each other twice a week over the next five weeks. This is Royse City week for the Wildcats with a home game Tuesday with a trip to Royse City Friday. Royse City’s lone district win in the first round was against the Wildcats in Royse City. Coach Hammack said he has known Bulldogs Coach Clay Wolfe a long time and he said he has a lot of respect for Coach Wolfe and his team. Coach Hammack said the Wildcats need to play the way they are capable of playing and do it consistently. He said the Wildcats are as good as anybody in the district when they do that. Coach Hammack said he might start Pacen Edwards Tuesday against the Bulldogs since they have already seen usual Tuesday night starter Will Sims. Jace Burchfield is expected to pitch Friday.