It’s tournament time for both the Wildcats and the Lady Cats.
The Sulphur Springs baseball teams continues to gear up for district play as the finish up scrimmage play and begin the tournaments portion of their schedule.
The varsity took a 7-3 decision in scrimmage play in North Lamar recently. The offensive highlight was a three-run homer off the bat of Shane McQueen.
"We pitched well and got into some game situations. We used the pitchers we are still looking at who did not get to pitch in the Royse City scrimmage," said head varsity baseball coach Jerrod Hammack.
The Sulphur Springs JV and freshmen also scrimmaged North Lamar with mixed results.
Taz Owsley had a run-scoring double. Jared Riley also played a run with a hit to the outfield.
Cody Carns saw action on the mound with relief work by Dallin Sant.
In ninth grade action, coach Bruce Silmon reported that Justin Owens, Dusty Abner, Chris Ford and Blake Chester hit the ball well. He also said that Chester, Blake Macek and Ford took turns on the mound with success.
"We have a good group of boys, I know we will get better," Silmon said.
The varsity plays in the John Tyler tournament. The JV plays at Paris with a doubleheader beginning at noon. The freshmen baseball team plays the Mount Vernon JV at noon Saturday.
In softball, the Lady Cats freshmen play Thursday through Saturday in the Whitewright Tournament.
The varsity plays Thursday through Saturday in the Allen softball tournament.
The varsity Lady Cats are 7-1 on the year.
“We want to keep our momentum going in tournament play,” said Sulphur Springs head softball coach David Carrillo. “We are playing well, we have made big improvements on defense. I am very pleased with that, our pitching and hitting continue to be outstanding. We are taking one game at a time.”
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