JV Wildcats improve to 2-0 in district
From Staff Reports
April 4, 2007 - The Sulphur Springs JV improved to 2-0 in District 11-4A with wins over Texas High and Mount Pleasant.
SSHS 4, Texas High 3
The Wildcats (10-3 overall) went into extra innings, then won the game when Jace Jackson tripled and scored the winning run on a passed ball.
Jackson, Jayden Wallace (two RBI) and Mason Rawson all had extra-base hits for the Cats.
Rawson also picked up the win in relief of Josh Anderson. Rawson fanned eight and did not allow a hit in four innings. Anderson went four inning with three strikeouts and four hits.
SSHS 11, Mount Pleasant 1
Anderson, a southpaw, threw a six-inning no-hitter, striking out nine and hitting two batters.
Kolton Jones went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored, and Grayson North added a hit, three walks and four runs scored.
SSHS 7, Texas High 7
Defensive play let the freshman Wildcats down on Monday as they allowed five unearned runs in the top of fourth inning to the Texas High “White” JV squad. That led to a 7-7 tie with the game being called after 10 innings.
The Wildcats struck first in the top of the first inning as Jacko Spataro singled and eventually scored on a throwing error. The Cats scored again in the second as Jake Dougan singled and was brought home by a Mason Morton grounder two batters later. The runs continued in the third for SSHS as Tyler Higginbotham brought home Spataro and Kade Wimberly.
Leading 4-0 after three innings, the Wildcats appeared to be in control. But after facing 11 batters and committing four errors, they allowed the Tigers to take a 6-4 lead. SSHS quickly responded with two more runs as Connor Brackhahn and Spataro singled and were followed with an RBI grounder by Shane McQueen. Colby Suggs then knocked an RBI double to left field.
Texas High took the lead in the sixth, however in the bottom of the seventh, SSHS was able to push a run across the plate with back-to-back hits by McQueen and Suggs. � �
Suggs started the game on the mound and allowed one earned run in four innings. Dougan pitched six solid innings in relief to finish the game allowing only one run, striking out eight, and walking one. Offensively, Spataro and Suggs each had three hits.
The JV and freshman teams returns to district play on Thursday as they travel to Paris to face North Lamar at 4:30 p.m.