For the second time this week, the Wildcats have a home day baseball game.
Sulphur Springs hosts North Lamar today at 1 p.m. at Eagle Stadium.
Sulphur Springs head coach Jerrod Hammack is hoping for a repeat of the performance the team gave Wednesday when they downed a good Paris team, 5-2.
“That might have been our best defensive game of the year. We turned three double plays, some not the conventional way. But we played well against Paris,” Hammack said. “The game had a good atmosphere about it. Of course, day baseball is how the sport originally was played. We have a lot of night games for district. I like playing day games when we can.”
Hammack added, “The game with Paris was really our home debut. We had been in some scrimmages there in cold weather. But that game Wednesday was a good performance in front of a nice size crowd.”
Jenner Jackson got the pitching win with Cole Hill pitching the seventh inning to record a save. A diving catch in left field by Willy Ivery turned into a game-ending double play.
The Wildcats are playing well either at day or night with a four-game winning streak on the line today against the Panthers. Sulphur Springs started the year at 0-4, dropping all games in the Tyler Tournament.
The Wildcats turned things around and have won nine of the last 10 games to post a 9-4-1 mark for the year.
“We’re playing better. Our pitching has been good. We need to be more consistent hitting the ball. But we are moving runners over move and scoring people on base,” Hammack said. “All these non-district games are to get us ready for district. We have some really tough teams top to bottom in district. We feel good about contenting for a playoff berth.”
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