Sulphur Springs teams are in second place in the 14-4A baseball and softball race.
The Wildcats and Lady Cats take on Pine Tree teams today on the road in Longview.
The Lady Cats (16-6-1, 3-2_ will play a varsity only game at 6 p.m. Pine Tree is winless in district
The SS girls are hoping to regroup after losing 9-0 at home to district-leader Hallsville.
The visiting Lady Bobcats pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of seven errors by Sulphur Springs.
The Wildcats (12-6, 1-2) will also be at Pine Tree, playing a varsity only game at 7 p.m.
Sulphur Springs is coming off perhaps their biggest win of the year, a 1-0 victory over state-ranked, district leader, Hallsville.
In that game, Wildcat hurler Tyler Follis pitched a complete game shutout.
Follis fanned eight and allowed just two hits.
The lone run of the game was scored by Alex Burney on a wild pitch. Burney reached base and raced home in the first inning for what would be the only run of the nail-biting game.
The loss dropped Hallsville in the state rankings from No. 4 to No. 10.
“Pine Tree is a very good team that presents challenges for us. They have all their pitching back from last year, an experienced catcher, and some good hitters,” said Jerrod Hammack, Sulphur Springs head baseball coach. “Longview is a tough place to play as are all our district opponents' home fields. However, we will be ready to play and I fully expect to compete with effort and execution. We got a huge lift with the win over Hallsville and I think it gave us new life.”
Hammack said Ben Brooks would get the pitching start against the Pirates.
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