ENNIS — Some baseball games are masterpieces to be remembered for decades. Special gems your treasure forever.
Not this one.
Sulphur Springs took a 6-5 win over Red Oak Friday in the Ennis Tournament.
The contest was described by some as “strange” or “weird.”
The game featured three errors and just five hits. But the teams were involved in some interesting plays and aggressive base running.
Sulphur Springs head baseball coach Jerrod Hammack described it as “ugly.”
“I guess it is better to win ugly than to lose. But this was an ugly game,” Hammack said. “We battled and I am proud of that. But we made mistakes and were not sharp at all. We had errors and mistakes. But we still managed to comeback from being down 5-1 to get the win.”
Red Oak struck quickly and took a 2-0 lead after the first frame.
The second inning was scoreless. Each squad put up a lone run in the third as Red Oak edged ahead 3-1.
The real action happened in the fourth inning. Sulphur Springs rallied for five runs in the top of the fourth, the big blow as a bases-clearing triple by Alex Burney.
The Hawks struck for two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
The Wildcats (6-4-1) hung on for the 6-5 win.
Jenner Jackson got the complete game pitching win. He pitched five innings, surrendering five runs, two earned runs, walking four, striking out five and allowing two hits. He faced 22 batters in the contest, which was halted by the time limit.
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