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Wildcats cap regular season with 8-6 win over Benbrook

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The Kennedale Wildcats (17-8) struggled at times at the plate in their final game of the regular season against Benbrook High School. {{more: READ MORE …}}It was not until the bottom of the 6th, when the Cats put up 4 runs, that a victory was secured.
It was Senior Night for the Wildcats at home in the Jet Teague Ballpark and senior Zach Sisemore stepped up to the plate and made a statement about seniority. Sisemore batted in four runs and crossed the plate three times himself. This made him an essential part of 7 of the 9 runs scored by the Cats last night.
game story …
Benbrook, who is completing their rookie season, would not go quietly. Kennedale scored first as Sisemore was batted across the plate on senior Eric Brosig?s single in the bottom of the first. Sisemore had reached on an error off a grounder. Benbrook came back with a single run in the top of the 2nd to briefly tie the Cats at 1.
Kennedale seemed to take control of the game in the bottom of the 2nd when they scored four runs on a walk (Bryce Hackett), a single (Ethan Wood), a single by Austin Crabtree, a wild pitch by Benbrook, a single by Sizemore and finally a reach by Aaron Herrerra on a ground ball error that score the final run of the inning (Sisemore). At the end of 2, the score was 5-1 Kennedale.
Benbrook made a slow climb back in the contention with two runs in the 3rd, a single score in the 5th and two in the 6th to take their first and only lead at 6-5. Meanwhile, Benbrook?s ace, McMillian, forced Kennedale to go three and out in the 3rd and the 4th and allowed only four Cats to bat in the 5th. Kennedale went scoreless for 3 innings. At the end of 5, score was 6-5 Benbrook.
6th inning rally …
In the 6th the Cats rallied. Hackett, the leadoff batter, started it all with single. Jared Taylor and Crabtree both reached on an error allowing Hackett to score. Sizemore smacked a double scoring two more. And then Herrerra hit a groundball single that scored Sisemore to cap the 4 run comeback.
Jared Taylor took the mound for the Cats in the top of the 7th and secured the victory for Kennedale by forcing Benbrook to go out in three with two groundouts and a fly out. Final score 9-6 Kennedale
game stats – Kennedale …

Pitching: Jared Taylor, who came in the 5th, faced 5, threw 16 pitches, allowed no runs and no hits. Brayden Sewell in 5 innings allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, threw 60 strikes in 90 throws, struck out 5 and walked 1.

Batting: Getting multiple hits for the Cats were Zach Sisemore (4-2 w single/double, 4RBIs), Aaron Herrerra (4-2 w single/double, 1RBI) and Austin Crabtree (4-2 w single/double). Adding hits for the Cats were Eric Brosig (single, 1RBI), Bryce Hackett (single, walk) and Ethan Wood (single).

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