The Wildcats Baseball Team defeated Pine Tree 12-2 in 6 innings Tuesday night (April 20) at Wildcat Park on Senior Night. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, the Wildcats scored 2 runs in the second and 9 runs in the third to go ahead, 11-1.
When the Wildcats scored a run in the bottom of the sixth they secured the ten run rule win, 12-2.
Hayden Hurst got the pitching win going 5 innings allowing 1 hit and 2 unearned runs while striking out 13 and walking 2. Matthew Sherman pitched a scoreless sixth inning allowing 1 hit while striking out 2 and walking 1. The Wildcats outhit the Pirates, 7 to 2.
They benefited from 9 Pine Tree walks and 4 hit batters.
Mayer Millsap was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI’s, one on a sacrifice fly, plus a run scored and a walk. He was also hit by a pitch. Kaden Wallace walloped 2 doubles and was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s, a run scored and a walk. Aiken Owens hit a double, drove home 2 runs and was 1 for 3 with a run scored. He was also hit by a pitch.
Matthew Singleton scored 2 runs. Hurst was 1 for 2 with an RBI and 2 walks. Carson Fenton and Matthew Mitchell both scored a run. Colt Silman was 1 for 3 with a double, an RBI, 2 runs scored and a walk. Ty Stroud had an RBI, scored a run and walked twice. Blake Vice was 1 for 3 with a walk. Dawson Carpenter was hit by a pitch twice, walked and scored twice.
The Wildcats improved their district record to 6-5. They are tied for fourth with Texas High who beat the Wildcats twice and thus have the tiebreaker edge. The Wildcats playoff chances also suffered a blow when Marshall defeated district leading Hallsville Tuesday night. Marshall is 6-4 in district play.
The Wildcats season record is now 10-15. After a bye Friday and a non-district game at Rowlett at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Wildcats end district play next Tuesday at first place Hallsville.