It’s important, especially this time of year.
Sulphur Springs is not only hosting Marshall Friday night in the final home district baseball game of the year, but they are looking for a springboard to the playoffs.
The Wildcats are hoping that the emotion of Senior Night and the good fortune they have enjoyed at Eagle Stadium will lead to another big win.
“We have not played well on the road for some reason. I really can’t figure it out, but we are doing well at our place,” said Jerrod Hammack, Sulphur Springs head baseball coach remarked.
Statistics support their perfect 7-0 mark at the home against both district and non-district foes. The Mavericks won 2-1 in Marshall in the first meeting between the two clubs.
The game is set for 7 p.m. between the 14-4A foes with Senior Night activities beginning at 6:45 p.m. Seniors to be honored in the final regular season home game include - Zach Miller, Cole Hill, Cabo Sanvig, Jenner Jackson, Jordan Jackson and Kason Matthews.
The Wildcats have not played this week due to academic testing. The squad is still trying to shake off the disappointment of losing at Pine Tree. But the good news is the squad has a playoff berth secured and don't need this win to get rolling for postseason.
“Practices are going well. We are looking forward to Senior Night and honoring our six seniors. We are hoping this game will be a momentum game that propels us into the playoffs on a good note,” said Hammack.
Willy Ivery, will miss the game, competing in the regional track meet.
Jenner Jackson will draw the start on the mound. The senior is 7-1 on the year in nine appearances with a 2.03 earned run average, having pitched 48.1 innings.
The Wildcats are hitting .301 as a team. Jordan Jackson at.453 has the top average and 34 hits to lead the team. Jenner Jackson, at .384, paces the squad with 32 RBIs, eight doubles and three homers. Hill is hitting .333 with 25 hits. Also hitting over .300 is first baseman, Matthews with a .317 average with 20 hits and 12 RBIs.
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