How does a team score 13 runs with only 4 hits. Just mix in 13 walks and 4 hit batters. The Wildcats brewed up a 13-4 win over Pine Tree in a district game at Pine Tree Friday night (March 26).
The Pirates actually led early, 1-0 after the first inning. Then the Wildcats scored the games’ next 8 runs to go up 8-1 after the top of the fourth. Pine Tree scored 3 in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 8-4. The Wildcats wrapped up the win with 2 runs in the sixth and 3 more in the seventh.
Wildcats pitching only allowed 1 hit but they also issued 8 free passes. Kaden Wallace got the win going the first 3 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit and 4 runs with 5 strikeouts and 6 walks. Matthew Sherman tossed 3 2/3 innings giving up no hits or runs while striking out 5 and walking 2.
For the second straight game, Wildcat Colby Albritton had a good night at the plate going 2 for 2 with 3 RBI’s a run scored and 2 walks. Blake Vice had 2 RBI’s including one on a sacrifice fly and he walked 3 times. Ty Stroud had an RBI, scored a run and walked 3 times. Colt Silman was 1 for 3 with an RBI and 2 walks. Wallace had a hit, hit a double and scored 2 runs. Mayer Millsap scored a run and was hit by a pitch. Matthew Singleton hit a double, walked once and was hit by a pitch. Hayden Hurst scored 2 runs and was hit by a pitch twice. Aiken Owens scored a run and walked once. Dawson Carpenter had a walk. Carson Fenton scored 2 runs.
The Wildcats are now 4-1 in district play and they are 7-11 for the season. The Wildcats have a bye Tuesday and then host Hallsville next Thursday night.