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Turley, T. High blank the Wildcats

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TEXARKANA — The second trip to Texas High this week was just as fruitless as the first one.

The Sulphur Springs Wildcats fell 3-0 to Texas High Thursday in a baseball game originally started on Tuesday, but scrubbed by rain and lightning. The teams tried to play Wednesday only to see the game postponed.

The left arm of Josh Turley proved just as wicked as the spring weather in East Texas.

Turley pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 15 and allowed three hits to the Wildcats.

Turley is a four-year starter and has signed to play baseball at Baylor University. He struck out the side in the second and sixth innings and had at least two strikeouts in every inning. He has 12 consecutive scoreless innings in district play.

“We competed hard all game. We just made too many defensive mistakes,” said Sulphur Springs head baseball coach Jerrod Hammack describing the game action.     “We have to cut down on those things to win. We also did not figure out Turley, though I thought he was the most hitable than he has ever been.”

Sulphur Springs had two fielding errors and combined with the seven hits Texas High got, it was more than enough offense.

Hits for Sulphur Springs came by Mason Rawson, Ben Barrows and Kolton Jones.

The Tigers got one run in the third inning and added two more in the bottom of the fifth.

Colby Suggs got the pitching loss for Sulphur Springs.

The junior righthander struck out five, while walking six, hitting a batter and allowing seven hits. The Tigers stranded 11 baserunners.

Texas High is now 10-5, 2-0.

Sulphur Springs dropped to 7-4 for the year, 1-2 in district. The Wildcats are scheduled to play at Mesquite Horn, weather permitting, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Wildcats are idle from district play today, but return to district action Tuesday hosting rival Mount Pleasant at 7 p.m.




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