Lady ‘Cats take two from Clinton

By David Johnson - Sports Writer
Anna-Cater Meyers gets the tag on a Clinton runner at third base. The Wildcats took a double header from the Dark Horses, 7-1 and 15-1. -
Grayson Rogers slides into second base on a steal. The ball got by the second baseman. -
Logan Spell, for the Horses, beats the tag making it safely to second base against Hobbton. -

The Lady Wildcats softball team continues to roll, as the baseball team dropped a close game to Clinton, the Horses scoring three runs to separate themselves from a 3-3 tie in the last inning.

Softball

The Hobbton Wildcat ladies softball team is off to a roaring start this season. After taking two from Clinton Friday night, they are 5-0 on the season. The final in the first game was 7-1, Hobbton, and the nightcap finished at 15-1.

“The girls are playing lights out,” Hobbton coach Brian Christopher said. “We have freshmen playing with juniors and they are just meshing right now. The bats are hot and we are playing well. We have stolen 38 bases this season, our base running is good. They are playing all around ball; however, there are lots of things we need to improve on, especially defense. Our errors are up and down but we will tighten up; we will be good.”

“The pitching staff has been good. Zaylea King, our catcher, has been doing a phenomenal job for us,” he continued. “Sarah Suggs and Kameron Lee, what can I say, any other team in the conference would love to have them. Our freshmen are outstanding, Anna-Cater Meyers and Emily Smith are both starting, Emily Smith has a homerun. They are laying down beautiful bunts. It just a pleasure to coach them, we have an all around good ball club.”

Earlier in the week, the Wildcats took on the Goldsboro Cougars and came with a big 16-7 win. Smith was the player of the game for the Goldsboro game.

Thursday night, the Wildcats traveled to James Kenan, where they brought home a 13-0 win. In the James Kenan game, Suggs had a double and Jayla Wilkes had two doubles. Lee, Kassidy Rodriquez, Jayla Wilkes, and Meyers had one stolen base each; Rylen Carter, Priscilla Avilez and King had two steals each.

The Wildcats start conference play on Tuesday hosting Rosewood.

Baseball

The Hobbton Wildcats baseball team hosted the Clinton Dark Horses Friday night. Clinton got a 6-3 win; however going into the seventh, the score was tied 3-3.

“My boys played a fantastic game. We played a tough team and we were riddle with injuries so we had several freshmen who stood up and gave us an outstanding effort playing a great game,” said Hobbton coach Chris Carroll. “I want to commend Grayson Rogers for pitching a great game, Richard Warren had great hits, Ben Langston did a great job in the field and Dillon Hall did a great job behind the plate. Braydon Herring was great with the bat tonight.”

“Overall I want to applaud every single Hobbton High baseball player. They came out of the adversity of the injuries and did a great job, I am very proud of them. We are looking to get our guys healthy and back on the field with conference coming up,” he concluded.

Thursday night, the Hobbton Wildcats traveled to James Kenan and came home with an 8-4 win after taking a 1-0 decision over the Tigers in the Wildcats’ season opener. Will Simmons had a hit and scored a run, Preston Daughtry had a hit and scored once, Herring had two hits scored one run and had two RBIs, Jordan Pearsall had four hits and two RBIs. Aaron Beasley got in a hit scoring one run, and Rogers had three hits and scored four runs. The Wildcats scored one run in the first, third and fifth innings, three in the sixth and two in the seventh.

The Wildcats start conference play with their ladies Tuesday also hosting Rosewood.

Anna-Cater Meyers gets the tag on a Clinton runner at third base. The Wildcats took a double header from the Dark Horses, 7-1 and 15-1.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_Anna-Cater-Meyershhs-1.jpgAnna-Cater Meyers gets the tag on a Clinton runner at third base. The Wildcats took a double header from the Dark Horses, 7-1 and 15-1.

Grayson Rogers slides into second base on a steal. The ball got by the second baseman.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_Grayson-Rogershhs-1.jpgGrayson Rogers slides into second base on a steal. The ball got by the second baseman.

Logan Spell, for the Horses, beats the tag making it safely to second base against Hobbton.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_Logan-Spellchs-1.jpgLogan Spell, for the Horses, beats the tag making it safely to second base against Hobbton.
Still unbeaten following doubleheader; Clinton victorious in baseball

By David Johnson

Sports Writer