The Wildcats play at Hallsville with the game against the Bobcats set for 6 p.m. The game was originally slated for May 1.
The last few days have been a whirlwind. Teams were not allowed to play due to the UIL ruling concerning the swine flu outbreak in the state. First the deadline was May 11, then the ban was changed to May 7.
The ruling ended the season for the Sulphur Springs freshmen and JV which had one game left. They were unable to complete the year due to the UIL edict.
The Sulphur Springs varsity is sitting in good shape, having already secured a playoff berth. Other teams in the district are still unsure about their postseason chances.
The Wildcats enter the final game at 6-5. Hallsville at 8-3 has also secured a playoff berth the Bobcats are second to Texas High in the standings.
Junior hurler Colby Suggs will take the mound for the Wildcats. Sulphur Springs has secured a playoff berth.
The Wildcats can take third if they win over the Bobcats Friday, a loss coupled with a Marshall loss to Mount Pleasant also gives Sulphur Springs third place. The Wildcats are fourth if they lose and Marshall wins.
Sulphur Springs has not taken to the field since their April 25 6-3 loss to Marshall. The loss spoiled Senior Day at Eagle Stadium, but did not knock the Wildcats from the playoffs.
The last time Sulphur Springs won a 5-2 game was the April 24 road victory at rival Mount Pleasant.
In the game, Suggs was a leader at the plate and on the mound. Suggs struck out a dozen batters and belted a home run. Jace Jackson also knocked a big fly.
The Wildcats are hoping the game with Hallsville will serve to get them in playoff shape for an upcoming game which will be determined later.
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