Wildcats Baseball Coach Searches for Answers on Offense and Defense
The Wildcats’ baseball team has opened district play with two losses and Coach Jerrod Hammack is searching for answers, especially on defense and at the plate. Coach Hammack says the Wildcats are just not playing real well right now. He says they are not the same team that went 8-1 and was relaxed and had fun in tournaments while playing good people. Coach Hammack says something is different and it’s not good. He says pitching has been a plus. Will Sims has pitching both district games and he has allowed only 1 earned run yet he is 0-2. Coach Hammack says that tells you the Wildcats are not playing well defensively and are making mistakes and errors that extend innings for other teams. He says it also tells you the Wildcats are not swinging the bat. Coach Hammack says the Wildcats are hitting about .126 as a team. He says the Wildcats are not getting runners on base and he says the batters’ approaches at the plate are different now. Coach Hammack says the Wildcats are not relaxed in district games. He wants his team to just play baseball and he says the Wildcats have to get back to that. Coach Hammack says it’s a long season but he wants the team to get back where they were as soon as possible. The Wildcats host Greenville Friday night (March 15) at Wildcat Park. Both teams are 0-2 in district play.