CRANDALL — The recipe of strong pitching and timely hitting again proved successful for the Sulphur Springs Wildcats.
Jordan Jackson threw one-hit ball in six solid innings and Sulphur Springs pounded out 11 hits as they popped the Crandall Pirates, 5-1 here Tuesday.
The rare day game was good for the Wildcats, especially at the plate. Sulphur Springs had seven different players get at least one hit. The Wildcats left seven runners stranded on the sacks.
Jordan Jackson had a stellar day at the dish going 3 for 4 with two RBIs and one run scored. Cabo Sanvig ripped a single and a double, scoring once and driving home one run. Jenner Jackson was 2 for 4 with one run plated. Kason Matthews drove in a run as he went 1 for 3. Cole Hill, Alex Burney and Brennan Brock all went 1 for 3 with one run scored.
The Wildcats jumped ahead 1-0 in the first inning and it looked like that run would be all they needed with Jordan Jackson on the mound. He carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning as he sat down the Pirates.
Sulphur Springs scored a lone run in the fifth. Crandall got their only run of the game in the bottom of the sixth. Sulphur Springs scored twice in the top of the sixth and padded the advantage with another run in the seventh frame. The Wildcats won by the final total of 5-1 on the road in non-district play.
Jordan Jackson faced 22 batters in six frames. He allowed one run off one hit, walked one and struck out seven batters as he threw 85 pitches.
Sophomore Ben Brooks pitched the final inning in relief. He faced five batters, striking out two and giving up two hits and no runs, throwing 15 pitches.
In other road action, the junior varsity Wildcats lost 4-1 at Crandall in a baseball game shortened to five innings.
Hunter Coleman pitched 2 2/3 innings with Hunter Elliott went the final 1 1/3 on the mound. Coleman allowed four runs on four hits, walking one, striking out one. Elliott struck out three and gave up one hit.
C.J. Stephens, Landon Brock and Kade Hudgins all had singles for SS. Zach Terry had the lone RBI.
Sulphur Springs scored their only run in the fourth. Dillon Carpenter led off the inning by reaching on an error and stole second. He moved to third on Hudgins’ infield single and scored on Terry's grounder to short.
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