Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack said his team’s come from behind 4-2 win at Texas High Tuesday night, April 23, was a must win. One that they had to have.
Coach Hammack also said it came against as good of a team as there is in their district. He said Texas High is always a tough place to win a game. Coach Hammack figures he’s won just four or five games over there in 14 years.
He said despite the bad things that have happened to his team this season, the players have been super and show up everyday at practice ready to go.
Coach Hammack said the team is starting to play better. They have won four straight district ballgames.
He said they really battled Tuesday night. The score was 1-0 early as Jaxon Chaney homered over the right center field wall in the top of the fourth inning.
Coach Hammack said the contest was well played from a defensive standout. The Wildcats had only one error but it was costly. After the error, the next Tigers’ hitter singled to drive in their two runs and give them a 2-1 lead after six innings.
Coach Hammack noted his team bounced right back with four hits that scored three runs in the top of the seventh. With a 4-2 lead, Wildcats starter Will Sims put the Tigers out three up and three down to nail down the win. Coach Hammack said it was as good as any inning Sims has pitched this season.
He said when the Wildcats play like they did Tuesday night they are hard to beat.
Coach Hammack said the situation Friday for the Wildcats is very simple. If they can defeat Texas High Friday at Wildcat Park on Senior Night, they will be in the playoffs. He added if the Wildcats lose, they won’t be in the playoffs.