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Wildcats Use Strong Pitching To Win Their Final Games At Rose City Classic Saturday

The Wildcats Baseball Team won their last two games in the Rose City Classic in Tyler Saturday, February 29, as they got a pair of shutout pitching performances. Playing back to back at Mike Carter Field, the Wildcats eked by Waxahachie, 1-0 and, then, defeated Forney, 3-0.

The Wildcats got by Waxahachie despite getting only two hits. One of the hits was an RBI single by Aidan Walker that scored Aiken Owen in the bottom of the second inning.

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Starter Jake Davis and reliever Austin Crouse combined to pitch the shutout. Davis went 6 1/3 innings allowing 6 hits and no runs while striking out 6 and walking 1. Crouse needed 4 pitches to retire the last two Indians batters. Crouse had 1 strikeout.

Kolson Hale was 1 for 3 for the Wildcats at the plate. Davis and Alex Medina drew walks for the Wildcats.

In the second game, Wildcats pitcher Jaxon Chaney threw a complete game 7 inning shutout allowing only 3 hits. Chaney struck out 9 and walked 2.

The Wildcats outhit the Jackrabbits, 7 to 3. Jake Davis was 2 for 3 for the Wildcats and he scored a run. Chaney also came up big with the bat going 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs. Chaney also scored a run in the Wildcats 3 run bottom of the third inning. Austin Crouse was 2 for 3 for the Wildcats. Will Sims was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Hayden Hurst was 1 for 1 with a walk. Matthew Singleton drew a walk and scored a run. Kolson Hale had a sacrifice.

The Wildcats improved their season record to 3-2. Next, weather permitting, the Wildcats will have their home opener at Wildcat Park Monday night at 7:30 p.m. against North Lamar.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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