SS freshmen sweep Crandall in doubleheader

From Staff Reports

Mar. 6, 2007 - The Sulphur Springs freshmen swept Crandall in a doubleheader on Saturday, winning one game by the 10-run rule and the other by one run.

Game 1: SS 12 Crandall 2

Colby Suggs struck out eight, gave up just one earned run and only allowed four baserunners in five innings pitched.

Offensively, Wildcat bats got heated up in the second inning as Tyler Higginbotham lead off with a single. Kade Wimberly brought him home on a fielder's choice grounder. Shelby Williamson and Jonathan Friddle followed with singles and Jake Spataro finished up the scoring with a sacrifice fly to right field. The Wildcats scored in four of the first five innings. Suggs, Higginbotham, Spataro and Wimberly each had two hits. Wimberly also had 3 RBI.

Game 2: SS 5 Crandall 4

The Wildcats won in dramatic fashion in the nightcap by scoring four runs in the bottom the fifth inning. After giving up three unearned runs in the top of the third inning, SSHS trailed most of the game.

But in the bottom of the fifth, Bryce Jenkins led off with a double to right centerfield. Shane McQueen followed with a single, and with one out Higginbotham drew a walk to load the bases. Suggs then knocked a three-run triple to right centerfield to tie the game. Then, Mason Morton executed a safety squeeze to perfection scoring Suggs for the win.

Jenkins picked up the win as he gave up one earned run and struck out seven in five innings. Offensively, Suggs went 3-for-3 (all extra-base hits) with four RBI.

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