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After defeating 2nd place Venus (12-6, 6-3) last week and beating Alvarado (12-11, 3-6) on Friday combined with a Midlothian loss, the Wildcats (12-14, 5-4) moved into sole possession of 3rd place and a guaranteed playoff spot. But, they are not through yet. {{more:[Read more]}}
 
playoffs for the 21st year …
 

With one game remaining the Cats have made the playoffs for the 21st year. But, it is still possible for the Cats to move up in the standings. Cats need to make sure they beat Midlothian Heritage (7-14, 4-4) on Tuesday and then watch to see who wins the game between #2 Venus and #1 Godley (17-2, 8-0) being playing the same night.

Brayden Sewell was a

workhorse pitching 9 innings throwing 70 strikes

Friday, April 22 ? Alvarado (W) 4-2 …

The Kennedale Wildcats and the Alvarado Indians passed the lead back and forth five times on Friday at Kennedale, but in extra innings the Wildcats pulled out a 4-2 win.
 
The Wildcats relied on Brayden Sewell (Jr) to eat up innings in route to the win. Sewell pitched all nine innings, allowing just two earned runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out four with two big K?s in the bottom of the 9th.
 

Cody Bossaller (Sr) was solid at the plate for Kennedale. Bossaller went 2-4, drove in one and scored one run. He tripled in the sixth inning and singled in the ninth inning. Aaron Herrera (So) added another triple with an RBI.

Cody Bossaller with standup

triple

Game story ?
 

Alvarado broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning, pushing across one thanks to an RBI single. In the sixth, the Cats facing two outs got two runs thanks to back to back triples. Cody Bossaller on a 1-1 count hit a triple that scored Bryce Hackett (So) who had reached on a walk. The next batter, Aaron Herrera, on a 2-1 count hit the second triple of the night to score courtesy runner Zach Sizemore (Jr). The inning ended with a pop-up out but the Cats had the lead 2-1.

Aaron Herrera hits a triple

for RBI

In the bottom of the 7th, Alvarado faced with two outs and two on, hit a single that scored one runner. That was all they could manage for the inning as the next batter popped out to Darren Hull (Sr) in left field.
 
game knotted at 2-2 into the 9th …
 
The game was tied and stayed that way until the top of the 9th when the first three Wildcat batters got on base with a single by Bossaller, a hit by a pitch for Herrera and an error on a bunt for Jordan Pough (Sr). Ethan Wood (So) singled to score Bossaller and Herrera followed, scoring on an error. Kennedale had the advantage at 4-2 going into the bottom of the 9th.
 
Sewell was magic on the mound in the bottom of the 9th when he faced just three batters getting two strikeouts and catching a pop-up to finish the game.
 
Sewell faced 36 batter, throwing 105 pitches and 70 strikes.

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