JV Cats start with three shutouts
From Staff Reports
Feb. 26, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Wildcats JV team opened the season with three consecutive victories by a combined score of 32-0.
Sulphur Springs defeated Wills Point 15-0 and Mineola 10-0 in a doubleheader last Saturday, then beat Forney 7-0 at Eagle Stadium on Monday.
Overall, Wildcat pitching has allowed just one hit, struck out 29 batters and walked six.
The Wildcats (3-0) will play in the Wills Point Tournament Thursday-Saturday.
SS 15, Wills Point 0
In their season opener, the Cats jumped on Wills Point in the top of the first scoring three runs on three hits. They followed that up with four more runs in the second. In the end, the Cats racked up 15 runs in four innings while holding the opponent to just one hit and two baserunners.
Offensively, SSHS was led by Grayson North who went 4-for-4 from the leadoff spot and added three runs scored, and RBI and one stolen base. Colby Suggs went 3-for-4 including a double in the first. He also added three runs scored and two RBI. Daniel Rosales also had two RBI. Rosales went the distance on the mound, striking out 10 and allowing just one hit.
SS 10, Mineola 0
In Game 2 of the day, SSHS again jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and added six runs in the third and one in the fourth. The Cats scored all of their runs on just four hits.
Suggs went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base. Mason Morton added an RBI going 1-for-2 with a walk, run scored, and stolen base. Jake Dougan and North each had a hit in the game. Starting pitcher Bryce Jenkins struck out eight and gave up three walks over three innings. Dougan finished out the game striking out two of the three batters faced.
SS 7, Forney 0
For the third straight game, the JV Wildcats scored three runs in the first inning, this time all with a two-out rally. With two outs, Jocko Spataro draw a walk. He was followed up by three consecutive base hits by Suggs, Morton and Rosales. SSHS added three more runs on three walks and two hits in the fourth and another in the fifth.
Suggs again led the team offensively going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. North, Morton, and Rosales added a base hit and an RBI each.