Wildcats edge Nac, 3-2
From Staff Reports

March 12, 2004 -- KILGORE -- Sam Smith went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Kevin Roberts threw a complete game for his first win of the season, as Sulphur Springs defeated Nacogdoches 3-2 Saturday afternoon at Driller Park.

Roberts (1-1) gave up two earned runs on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts. He had a shutout until the fifth inning, when the Dragons had three straight one-out hits to draw within 3-2. Roberts retired five of the last six batters to preserve the win.

"Kevin threw real well and was hitting his spots," SSHS head coach Rahn Smith said. "We made some errors behind him, but he didn't let it affect him and had control of his pitches. He didn't get a lot of run support, but none of our guys really did."

The Wildcats (4-5) scored twice in the second, as Colston Copeland singled and Ryan Allison walked, and Smith singled both home for a 2-0 lead.

Copeland and Allison both drew walks to start the fourth, and Adam Peugh drove in Copeland for the eventual game-winning run. Zach Wilhite also had a hit for SSHS, who hosts Winnsboro at 6 p.m. Tuesday night.

Sulphur Springs JV 8, Mount Pleasant 4

The Wildcats scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning and held on to sweep the Tigers in two games.

Kiffer Davis and Scott Stewart had two hits each, and Kyle Taylor had a double, as SSHS had nine hits. Bailey Potts, Jayden Spencer and Blake Wells also had hits for the Wildcats.

Wells struck out six for the win.

"The kids played well defensively," SSHS head coach Donnie Martin said. "We only had two errors in two games with 14 hits offensively and are looking forward to the Mount Pleasant Tournament this week."

Sulphur Springs JV 2, Mount Pleasant 1

The Wildcats scored twice in the sixth inning and held off the Tigers in the bottom half for a 1-run win. Potts had two hits, while Spencer, Taylor and Chance Massey each added a hit.

Massey allowed only two hits and struck out seven for the win, while Wells got the save.

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