During the Wildcats’ eight game winning streak, good defense has been a big part of the story. Friday night, May 10, in game two of the Wildcats Area round series with Joshua, the Wildcats committed six errors that contributed greatly to a one-sided 13-2 loss.
The series is now tied at one game apiece. The deciding game takes place Saturday at noon at Rockwall.
Friday the Owls got off to a strong start using an error to score three runs in the top of the first inning. The Wildcats scored one in the bottom of the first but trailed 3-1.
Joshua scored three more times in the second inning to go up, 6-1.
The Wildcats were able to score a single run in the bottom of the third but still trailed 6-2.
The Owls scored four more runs in the fourth inning and three more in the sixth to wrap up the game.
Joshua only outhit the Wildcats 8-6. Joshua also had two errors compared with six for the Wildcats.
Jaxon Chaney took the loss for the Wildcats going three innings allowing three hits and six runs, all of them unearned due to errors. Chaney struck out three and walked three.
Jake Davis went 2/3 of an inning allowing two hits and four runs with all of them unearned. Davis struck out two and walked two.
Kamren Harrison finished up, pitching 2 1/3 innings allowing three hits, three runs with two strikeouts and two walks.
Kaden Argenbright and Chaney led the Wildcats with two hits apiece. Argenbright was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two doubles. Chaney was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Kolson Hale drove in a run was was 1 for 3 with a double. Austin Dodd was 1 for 3.
The Wildcats season record slips to 18-11.