JV Wildcats win tournament title SS maintains unbeaten record
From Staff Reports
March 3, 2008 - WILLS POINT - The Wildcats JV team won the Wills Point Tournament championship and improved their season record to 7-0 this past weekend. They will take their undefeated record on the road Tuesday when they play at Athens. Then on Friday, they face Class 5A Sachse in the first round of the Forney Tournament.
SS 14, Prosper 3
The Prosper Eagles kept the game within reach for four innings, but in the top of the fifth, the Wildcats put them away by scoring six runs.
The Cats got on the board in the second inning playing small ball.Mason Morton was hit by a pitch and Jake Dougan followed with a single.They were then moved over by a Daniel Rosales sacrifice bunt, and Morton later scored on a wild pitch and Dougan on a balk.
While the Eagles would later rally to score three in the bottom of the third, they could never overtake SSHS, which scored three more runs in both the third and fourth innings.
Colby Suggs started on the mound, striking out seven over three innings to get the win. Reliever Bryce Jenkins got the save by allowing just one baserunner in the final two innings.
Offensively, the Cats were lead by Morton with two hits, three RBI, two runs, a sacrifice and hit-by-pitch, Shane McQueen had two hits, two walks, RBI, stolen base and three runs scored, and Dougan had two hits, two RBI and a run scored.
For the second straight game, the Wildcats had 10 different SS batters reach base, and Jordan Peoples made the most of his pinch-running duties scoring three runs.
SS 15, Terrell 0
After holding the Terrell Tigers to three-up, three-down in the top of the first inning, the JV Wildcats sent 17 batters to the plate and scored 12 runs in the bottom of the frame. That proved to be more that enough as starting pitcher Jenkins allowed just two baserunners over three innings to earn the victory shortened by the run-rule.
Offensively, SSHS was led by first baseman Mason Morton, who was 2-for-3 including an RBI double, and right fielder Dougan was 2-for-2 with two RBI. McQueen added a hit, two RBI, a stolen base, and two runs scored. By the end of the game, 11 Wildcats had reached base safely.
SS 11, Tyler Chapel Hill 3
The Wildcats found themselves trailing 2-0 to start the game on Friday morning. But once again, they scored three in their own half of the first to take back the lead. Conner Brackhahn, McQueen, and Colby Suggs knocked consecutive hits. Dougan finished up the firstinning scoring with an RBI double to left-center field.
Chapel Hill tied it up in the top of the third inning, but in the bottom of the frame, SSHS put Chapel Hill away scoring eight runs, led by a two-run homer by Suggs. It was his second homer of the tournament.
For the game, Suggs recorded three hits and six RBI. McQueen added two hits. Dougan was on the hill for the Cats, striking out seven and allowing just one earned run in four innings.
SS 7, Prosper 4
For the fourth consecutive game, the Cats led 3-0 after one complete inning. This time, it was by virtue of a three-run homer by clean-up hitter Suggs. Prosper then came back with four runs in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game
The Cats fought back in the bottom half of the inning as Suggs reached base with one out as a result of a hit-by-pitch. Morton wrapped a single to right-center field to bring him home. After a Dougan walk, Rosales grounded to second to bring in Morton. That was followed by a RBI grounder from Kade Wimberly.
Rosales pitched his second complete game to get the win, giving up four runs, two earned, in five innings. On the day, he recorded six strikeouts, gave up three hits and three walks. In addition to Suggs, Dougan led the Cats offensively with two hits, a walk, and two runs scored.