Nothing gets the juices flowing like playing Texas High.
Sulphur Springs will host visitors from Texarkana today in softball and baseball.
The softball contest between the two schools starts at 4:30 with the junior varsity followed by the varsity at 6 p.m.
The Lady Cats are 15-8 overall and 2-0 in district play.
Sulphur Springs has started District 14-4A playoff with a bang. They took a 6-0 win at Marshall and rolled over Mount Pleasant 9-0. Hailey Dixon picking up both pitching wins.
Texas High is 17-6 for the year, 1-1 in district.
The Wildcats will also be at home taking on Texas High.
The Tigers and Wildcats clash at 7 p.m. at Eagle Stadium.
Sulphur Springs is 0-1 in district, 10-5-1 for the year.
Texas High is also 0-1 in loop play, posting a 12-6 mark for the season.
The Wildcats are trying to regroup after being shutout 3-0 at Mount Pleasant.
Jenner Jackson is the probable pitcher for the Wildcats. For the year he has a 3-1 record in four appearances with a 1.91 earned run average. He has completed 22 innings, giving up six earned runs, striking out 19 and walking 10 batters.
The Wildcats come in the game hitting .307 as a team.
Jordan Jackson leads starters with a .444 average. The pitcher/outfielder has 20 hits, 16 runs batted in with two triples and five doubles. Other hitters over .300 include - first baseman Kason Matthews is hitting .400 with 16 hits and eight RBIs. Jenner Jackson is batting at a .396 clip with a team-high 24 RBIs. He has seven doubles and one home run. Second sacker Alex Burney is hitting .326 with nine runs batted in from
14 hits, including three doubles and one triple. Outfielder Willy Ivery has a .306 average with six RBIs with six stolen bases.
“Typically, we play well against Texas High because of our respect for them. We need to get back to playing good baseball and not hurting ourselves. We need to make the other team earn anything they get,” said Jerrod Hammack, Sulphur Springs head baseball coach.
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