Will played his usual good game Wednesday night, helping lead the Wildcats to a 7 – 3 victory over the Titans. He was the team’s most productive offensive player, going 2 – 2 with 2 runs scored, an RBI, four stolen bases, and getting hit by a pitch.
The Wildcats tuned four double-plays in seven innings. Will played first-base the first two innings and recorded four putouts, and was involved in two of the double plays. Twice while Will was in centerfield the batter singled to center with a runner on second, and Will was able to hold the runner at third.
Playing shortstop two innings, he almost made a great play in the hole on a slow grounder that the third-baseman should’ve cut off. Will caught the last two innings and made several tough blocks on bounced pitches, holding the Titans scoreless despite runners reaching third in both innings.
At the plate Will was hit by a pitch with two out and one on in the first. He tried to get out of the way but couldn’t, and was stranded at second.
Down 0 – 2 in the count in the third inning, Will hit a hard grounder past the shortstop for a single, driving home Audie to tie the game. Will easily stole second and third, and scored on Chris’ groundout to third, putting the Wildcats ahead to stay.
In the fifth Audie took off on a steal, and the second-baseman moved over to cover second. Will slapped an outside pitch through the vacated hole for a single. Again he stole second and third, and scored on Trey’s single to left.
The Wildcats were without four injured players: Bryce broke his hip, Ritchie had a deviated septum surgery during spring break, Vince broke his thumb, and Nick hurt his leg. Hopefully Ritchie and Nick will be available for this weekend’s tournament in Stockbridge.