While the rest of America was hunting eggs last Saturday, Coach Edwards and his hungry Wildcats were on the road hunting wins at Tishomingo County. Though it was great weather for baseball, the beautiful blue skies began to turn dark over the Tishomingo County dugout as Jayden Watkins drew the start for Independence.
Watkins would pitch a complete game for the Cats giving up 8 hits, 2 walks and 4 strike outs. The IHS fielders committed just 1 error behind Watkins and allowed only 3 runs.
Senior J. Glidewell started on the mound for Tishomingo going 4 innings before surrendering the mound to Scott Puckett. Glidewell allowed 1 run off of 2 hits and a walk while striking out 1. Reliever Scott Puckett threw 2 innings for the Braves allowing 6 runs off of 2 hits, and 6 walks while striking out 3.
There were no heavy hitters in the game for the visiting Wildcats as 6 batters combined for 7 hits that netted 7 runs. Dallas Stepp’s .667 batting average makes him the Cats biggest threat at the plate and his 2 hits in 3 at bats was the team high in the ballgame. Jayden Watkins went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Bryson Davis was 1 for 3 and scored a run for the Cats .Landyn Lindsey went 1 for 4. Parker Hardison, Scott NcFarlin, and Ja’Shun Davis all had a hit apiece in the win.
The Wildcats defeated the Braves 7-3 and are now 5-7 overall and 2-0 in district play. Currently the Wildcats are in third place Behind Senatobia and Water Valley in 3A Region 2 with series yet to be played against both of those schools.