The Wildcats’ baseball team got shutout pitching and they played flawless defense in a 4-0 win over Greenville Friday night (April 12) at Wildcat Park. The win broke a six game district losing streak for the Wildcats.
Jaxon Chaney pitched the shutout allowing only three hits, all singles, while striking out eight and walking none. The brightest Wildcats hitting star was second baseman Kolson Hale who was 2 for 2 with an RBI producing RBI and a two run scoring double.
Austin Dodd was 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored. Dodd was on third when Jase Thompson wandered far off first base drawing a bad throw from the Greenville catcher and bounced away from the first baseball. Dodd raced home from third while Thompson was safe at second. Kaden Argenbright and Thompson also hit singles and Connor Burgin had a double.
Greenville’s Landon Koger took the loss allowing three runs and six hits in five innings striking out four and walking one.
The win improves the Wildcats’ district record to 3-8 and their season record to 11-10. The Wildcats are now tied for fifth place with Greenville but by virtue of the Friday night win, the Wildcats now have the tiebreaking edge over the Lions having won the district series, 2 games to one.
The Wildcats are still one game back of fourth place Royse City. The Bulldogs defeated Lindale Friday night. They are 4-7 in district play and own a tiebreaker edge over the Wildcats winning the series between the two, 3 games to zero.
The Wildcats still have two district games against third place Mount Pleasant and first place Texas High. The Wildcats win Friday night was a step in the right direction.