SSHS freshman starting strong in district baseball season
From Staff Reports

March 28, 2005 - The Sulphur Springs freshmen Wildcats opened up the district season with a 10-6 win over the Paris Wildcats Thursday night at Eagle Stadium behind strong pitching from Dalton Abner and Brittian Diamond.

"Dalton started the game pitching, and threw a fantastic game," SSHS freshman coach Triston Abron said. "Brittian then came in during the fifth inning and closed the game out for us and came away with the win."

SSHS will look to improve to 2-0 in District 12-4A when they host Mount Pleasant at Eagle Stadium Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Paris opened up the game with a 4-0 start in the first inning. But, Abron said the Wildcats were able to come back, led by Kevin Mabe, who made contact on the ball and was able to move runners around and score several times.

"I was very pleased with the way the guys never gave up after starting out the first inning down four runs," the coach said. "We fought back and was able to polish up the fielding and stopped making errors and won the game."

Grand Saline 2, SSHS 0 (Game One)

GRAND SALINE - Brandon Whittle pitched a complete game one-hitter giving up one hit, a walk, while striking out five as the SSHS defense committed two errors in the game.

Leading hitters for Sulphur Springs were Josh Dunn (1-for-3), Kevin Mabe (1-for-2), Dustin Gant (1-for-3), and Whittle (1-for-1).

Grand Saline 4, SSHS 3 (Game two)

GRAND SALINE - The Wildcats put up three runs in the top of the fourth inning but it wasn't enough as they suffered their second loss of the season.

Chris Thompson picked up the loss, giving up four runs on six hits, two walks and one hit batter while striking out three in three innings of work.

Abner came into the game in relief and had a three-up, three-down fourth inning with two strikeouts and a ground out to close out the game.

Dunn had a double for the Wildcats, while Bobby Brantley and Diamond had singles.

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