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Wildcats Baseball Advance To Area Competition

Wildcats Baseball Come from Behind Win Saturday Results in Series Sweep Over Hallsville

Wildcats Baseball 4, Hallsville 3

For the second time in their bi-district series, the Wildcats’ baseball team came from behind in the late innings Saturday (May 4) to defeat Hallsville, 4-3 at Mike Carter Field in Tyler to advance into the Area round. The Wildcats trailed 3-2 Saturday going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Austin Dodd started the inning with a single. Jase Thompson laid down a perfect bunt for a single. Will Sims bunt was not fielded cleanly and the Wildcats had the bases loaded with no one out. Pacen Edwards had a clutch RBI single that brought Dodd home with the tying run. Kaden Argenbright’s sacrifice fly brought in Sims with the leading run putting the Wildcats up 4-3. Jaxon Chaney mowed down the Bobcats in the top of the seventh and the Wildcats captured game two and the series. Wednesday the Wildcats trailed 2-0 after five innings but scored three times in the top of the sixth to take the lead for good. The Wildcats got off to a good start Saturday scoring two first inning runs to take a 2-0 lead. Kolson Hale walked and Kamren Harrison hit a single. Dodd hit a double that drove home Hale and Harrison. The Wildcats outhit the Bobcats 8 to 4 Saturday. Chaney got the pitching win going all seven innings allowing only four hits and three runs while striking out six and walking only two. Dodd was 2 for 3 with a run scored, a double and two RBI’s. Edwards was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Argenbright had an RBI with his sacrifice fly. Hale was 1 for 2 with a run scored. Chaney was 1 for 3. Harrison was 1 for 3 with a run scored. Thompson was 1 for 3. Sims was 1 for 2 with a run scored. The Wildcats will play the winner of a Mesquite Poteet and Joshua series in Area next week. Poteet and Joshua were playing Saturday afternoon with the series tied one game apiece.

Author: Chad Young

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