Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack Shares Thoughts on Season Ending Loss Saturday
Wildcats Baseball Coach Jerrod Hammack shared his thoughts on his team’s season ending loss in game three of an Area round series, 3-1 to Joshua Saturday at Rockwall. He said the loss was disappointing since he believed his team would win and would advance to the next round. Coach Hammack said he still was a believer Saturday even after what he called a debacle Friday night, a 13-2 Joshua win. In that one, Coach Hammack said the Wildcats did not play well and committed too many errors. He said he felt Saturday would be a new day with a chance to win and advance. Coach Hammack said the Wildcats got a great effort out of Saturday pitcher Pacen Edwards, who allowed only one earned run and two hits. Coach Hammack said if you would have told him before the game that Edwards would pitch like that, we would have said the Wildcats would win. The Wildcats outhit the Owls. Coach Hammack complimented Joshua’s Saturday pitcher, who he said was a junior who has college offers and who threw hard. He said the Wildcats made some base running mistakes and struck out too many times. Coach Hammack said the seventh inning for the Wildcats was what he expected from the team. They did not go down quietly. He said he questioned whether a called strike to Will Sims was a strike. He also did not care much at all for a reversed call that went against the Wildcats. Coach Hammack said the call did not cost the Wildcats the game. It did result in two unearned runs scoring later. He called this year’s team a great group and he added he was proud of them. Coach Hammack said they had their backs to the wall and had to win and they did win. He said that moxie would serve them well throughout their lives.