The Sulphur Springs Wildcats and Lady Cats have big games today against district leader Hallsville.
The Lady Cats (18-11, 5-3) will host Hallsville (22-5-1, 7-1) at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Both teams have clinched playoff berths. Hallsville is ranked No. 14 in the state. The final JV game of the year is at 4:30 p.m.
“We look forward to playing Hallsville again,” said David Carrillo Lady Cats head softball coach. “They took it to us last time, but I feel like our girls are determined to have a better showing.”
Sulphur Springs is coming off a 5-0 loss against Texas High.
In that game, the Lady Cats were limited to just two hits. Sulphur Springs made three errors in the field which assisted the Lady Tigers in the win.
The Wildcats (15-8-1, 4-3) will host No. 5 -state ranked Hallsville (21-3, 7-1) at 7 p.m. at Eagle Stadium.
Sulphur Springs is a perfect 6-0 at home and they want to continue that streak Tuesday night.
The Wildcats are coming off an impressive 13-2 win at Texas High in a sweep of the Tigers.
The teams will face Pine Tree on Friday as they conclude this very important week in district play.
“It is a big week. We feel like we are beginning to play at the level we have been trying to reach all season. Hopefully, we are peaking at the right time and will continue to improve each outing,” said Jerrod Hammack, Wildcats head baseball coach. “We have two quality opponents this week and while knowing the opponent is important, making sure we play the way we are capable is paramount.”
Sulphur Springs comes into the game today hitting .303 as a team. Jordan Jackson leads the squad with a .448 average and 30 hits with 24 runs batted in, six doubles, three triples. Jenner Jackson paces the team with 32 RBI, eight doubles, three homers. Other hitters over .300 include Kason Matthews and Cole Hill. Speedster Willy Ivery had 10 stolen bases in 14 attempts.
Jenner Jackson (6-1) is expected to be the starting pitcher tonight. The senior right-hander has a 1.69 earned run average in eight appearances, having pitched 41.1 innings.
The junior varsity Wildcats play in Hallsville at 4:30 today, followed by the freshmen matchup at 7 p.m.
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