Wildcats Baseball Coach Comments on Another Come From Behind Win and Playing Joshua This Week
Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack said he felt the Wildcats were more in control of game two early against Hallsville at Mike Carter Field in Tyler Saturday (May 4). The Wildcats did go out in front 2-0 in the first inning on a two-RBI double by Austin Dodd. Coach Hammack said he disagreed with a couple of umpire calls in the game that fortunately did not greatly impact the final score. A Wildcats base runner was called out for leaving too soon as he tagged up after a caught fly ball. Coach Hammack said that took the Wildcats out of a promising inning. A Wildcat runner going to first was ruled out when it appeared that a throw may have pulled the Bobcats first baseman off the bag. Then Hallsville rallied for three runs aided by what Coach Hammack referred to as seeing eye singles. They also used a walk and a Wildcat error. Coach Hammack said the Wildcats had to overcome all of that adversity to rally. Down 3-2, Dodd, despite being down in the count, got a base hit. Jase Thompson followed with a drag bunt for a hit. Will Sims bunted and Hallsville could not handle it. Coach Hammack said Pacen Edwards, who has been hitting the ball hard but right at people, then found a hole with a single that drove home a run. Kaden Argenbright’s sacrifice fly scored the leading run. Pitcher Jaxon Chaney then closed the door on Hallsville in the top of the seventh. Coach Hammack said the Wildcats are playing well defensively and with a lot of confidence. He said he sensed no panic when the Wildcats trailed. Next for the Wildcats is Joshua. The schedule calls for game one at Prosper Thursday at 7 p.m. Then game two at Prosper Friday at 7 p.m. Game three, if necessary, will be at Rockwall Saturday at noon. Coach Hammack said the Joshua coach was a head coach at Pine Tree several years ago. He said Joshua has a left handed pitcher who will be as good as any pitcher we have seen this season. He said our scouts believe the Wildcats are the better team. Coach Hammack said he likes the Wildcats in a series the way they are playing.