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Wildcats Baseball in Wylie East Tournament This Weekend


Coach Jerrod Hammack and Wildcats baseball this weekend head to Wylie East for their second tournament on the spring season.

The three day invitational runs Thursday through Saturday, Mar. 2-4.

This past weekend saw Sulphur Springs tee off their regular season in Mount Pleasant for a three day tourney.

Wildcats baseball went 2-1-1 at their former district foe’s invitational.

Thursday had the Wildcats taking on Pittsburg, but falling to their new district foe in their season-opener 9-1. The Pirates had two or more runs in three innings, with Sulphur Springs lone one coming in their last at-bat.

Things steadily improved from there for the baseball team.

A second game immediately after their loss to Pittsburg had the Wildcats teeing off with Atlanta, and their second-straight contest showed the grit of this squad.

The Rabbits immediately jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the top of the game, but Sulphur Springs struck back with a run of their own. Trailing 2-1 for 2.5 innings, the bottom of the fourth was huge for the Wildcats as Coach Hammack’s squad drove in three runs taking a 4-2 lead.

Atlanta in their last at-bat tied it up 4-4 and the score went unchanged from there for one of the Rabbits’ two ties of the weekend.

Luckily for the Wildcats, it would be their final non-victory of the weekend.

Friday, Feb. 24 saw Sulphur Springs taking on host Mount Pleasant, and Coach Hammack’s team got their first win on the season, shutting down the Tigers 6-0.

Kaden Mitchell pitched the shutout, going all five innings while giving up only two hits. The Wildcat struck out five Mount Pleasant batters and walked one in the win.

A run in the second began a snowball effect. In the third, a staggering six walks plus a single saw Sulphur Springs jump out to their commanding lead in only the third inning, giving way to the first win for the baseball team on the year.

Coach Jerrod Hammack’s squad saved their best for last though in an 11-1 drubbing of Grace Community on Saturday.

The Cougars got out to an early lead putting a run a on the board, which was quickly nullified when the Wildcats put two of their own in the immediately following at-bat.

Things fell apart for Grace Community in the fourth inning. Sulphur Springs hit two doubles, reached first with four Wildcats being walked, and several errors and failed fielder’s choices saw Coach Hammack’s team put nine runs on them, quickly being called thereafter.

Matt Mitchell went 2 for 2 on the day, driving in three runs and crossing home himself once. The Wildcat batted 5 for 10 on the weekend and drove in another run earlier Saturday in the win over Mount Pleasant.

Sulphur Springs picked up two-straight wins on Saturday, their first on the season. Following the tourney, Wildcats baseball is 2-1-1 on the year.

Next up, Coach Jerrod Hammack and his team head to the Wylie East tourney running Thursday through Saturday, Mar. 2-4.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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