Wildcats Baseball Wins Third Straight In Attempt To Get Back Into Playoff Picture

Wildcats Baseball 5, Mount Pleasant 4

The Wildcats’ baseball team shut down Mount Pleasant just in time in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 5-4 win at Mount Pleasant Friday night, April 19.

It was the Wildcats’ third straight district win and improved their district record to 5-8. Mount Pleasant slips to 6-7 and they are now tied with Royse City for third place. The Wildcats are in fifth place just one game back of Mount Pleasant and Royse City. Mount Pleasant and Royse City play two games next week while the Wildcats have home and home games against suddenly slumping Texas High. Lindale swept the Tigers twice this week.

Texas High is still in first with a 10-3 record, while Lindale moves to 9-4 in second place. The Wildcats hold the tiebreaker with Mount Pleasant, but Royse City has the tiebreaker over the Wildcats.

Friday night in Mount Pleasant, the Tigers scored first with a run in the bottom of the first to lead 1-0.

The Wildcats scored a pair of runs in the top of the third and a single run in the top of the fourth to go ahead, 3-1.

Mount Pleasant tied the score, 3-3, with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Wildcats scored twice more to move out to a 5-3 lead. Connor Burgin had a big double in the inning that scored a run.

Mount Pleasant had runners all over the bases in the bottom of the seventh. Still they were only able to plate one run to trim the deficit to 5-4 before they made three outs.

Pacen Edwards put out the fire in the bottom of the seventh to earn a save. Jaxon Chaney got the pitching win throwing six innings allowing 8 hits and 3 runs while striking out ten and issuing no walks. The Wildcats again made no errors.

Mount Pleasant actually outhit the Wildcats, 10-8.

Kaden Argenbright was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Chaney was 1 for 4 with two RBI’s. Will Sims and Burgin were both 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI. Kolson Hale was 1 for 3. Kamren Harrison was 1 for 4.

The Wildcats season record improves to 13-10. Next week is Texas High week for the surging Wildcats. They play at Texas High Tuesday night and then play the Tigers at Wildcat Park next Friday.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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