SSHS freshmen win 2, lose 1
From staff reports
April 24, 2007 - Seeing their first action in more than two weeks, the SSHS freshmen Wildcats returned to action on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep over the Paris JV “B” squad.
After going 0-1-2 in their last three games, SS got back to its winning ways for the first time since March 23. The freshmen Wildcats improved to 11-3-4 (3-0-2 in district).
Game 1: SSHS 6, Paris 1
The Wildcats' bats were a little rusty in the early going, but they managed to break open a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning with four runs.
Mason Morton and Jocko Spataro opened up the inning with back-to-back base hits. Shane McQueen followed by taking a pitch to center field that was misplayed making the bases loaded. With one out, Colby Suggs plated Morton with a sacrifice fly, and Kade Wimberly brought home Spataro and McQueen by virtue of a Paris throwing error to extend the lead to 5-1. Jake Dougan then hit an RBI single to make the score 6-1.
Starting pitcher Bryce Jenkins threw a complete game, giving up just one earned run and two hits while striking out four over five innings.
Game 2: SSHS 17, Paris 5
The Wildcats fell behind 1-0 in the first, but the Paris threat was stopped there as catcher Jocko Spataro picked off a runner on second base to end the inning.
In the top of the second inning, the SS offense took control of the game, scoring six runs on five hits, one walk, and a sacrifice fly to virtually put the game away early. After holding Paris scoreless in the bottom of the second, SS erupted again in the third by plating 11 more runs on six hits, six walks and a hit batter.
Leading the Cats offensively were: McQueen (2-for-3, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Morton (2-for-2, 2 RBI, run scored), Josh Halcomb (2-for-2, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Spataro (1 hit, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Dougan (1 hit, 2 RBI, 3 runs), and Suggs (1 hit, 3 RBI).
Texas High JV 4, SSHS Freshmen 2
On Monday, Texas High's junior varsity pitching held the Wildcat bats to just five hits and three walks,.
In the top of the second inning, SS took at 2-0 lead as Shelby Williamson knocked a two-run single to right-center field scoring Tyler Higginbotham and Wimberly. Unfortunately, that would be all the scoring the Wildcats would do for the rest of the evening.
Colby Suggs was on the mound for SSHS. He struck out eight and gave up just three hits over six innings. Two unearned runs in the fifth tagged Suggs (4-1) with his first loss of the year. Williamson led the Cats on offense as he went 2-for-2 plus a base-on-balls and two RBI.
Coach Rob Shipley's squad, now 11-4-4, close out the spring 2007 season at home on Friday at 4:30 as the North Lamar Panthers visit Eagle Stadium.