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Wildcats sweep Castleberry, Lake Worth tonight

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For the second time this season, the Kennedale Wildcats shut out the Castleberry Lions. The last meeting the Cats won 7-0.

Friday night the Lions didn’t put up much of a fight, as the #13 Kennedale (17-6-1, 6-1) cruised to a 8-0 win in seven innings at Castleberry (7-8-2, 4-3). {{more}}

The Wildcats Varsity scored three runs in the second on a groundout by Brett Hunt, an error, and a walk by Josh Taylor. In the inning Ryan Box and Shane O’Connor reached on a singles.

The Kennedale’s Taylor was perfect at the dish, going 2-2.

Austin Eggleston (6-1) kept Castleberry off the board during his six innings of work. Austin allowed six hits, one walk and struck out eight.

Sonnier took the loss for Castleberry. He allowed seven runs in five innings, walked seven and struck out one.

The Kennedale Wildcats Varsity scored two runs in the fourth inning, and then followed it up with two more in the fifth. In the fourth, the Wildcats scored on a two-run single by Ryan Box, scoring TJ Aguilar and Taylor. In the fifth a double by Perez scored Hunt and O’Connor.
The final run was scored by Taylor off a fielder’s choice grounder by Eggleston in the top of the sixth.

This Tuesday night is “Senior Night” at the ballpark with the Wildcats taking on the Lake Worth Bullfrogs (3-18, 2-5). Game time scheduled at 7:30 p.m. This will be the final home game of the season for the Wildcats.
Friday night a highly anticipated rematch with the Mineral Wells Rams will be played in Mineral Wells. The Rams (15-9, 6-1) have been the only district team to tag the Wildcats with a loss in district play this year.

Saturday is the traditional “Alumni Game” where current Kennedale players line up to play the grizzled old veterans who hope to show the kids how the game is played. Fun starts around 12:30 p.m. at Teague Ballpark.
2B: Josh Taylor, Tyler Perez
TB: TJ Aguilar, Josh Taylor 3, Ryan Box 3, Tyler Perez 2, Shane O’Connor 2
RBI: Josh Taylor, Ryan Box, Austin Eggleston, Tyler Perez 2, Brett Hunt
SAC: Austin Eggleston
ROE: TJ Aguilar, Jake Michener, Shane O’Connor
FC: Austin Eggleston
HBP: Brett Hunt
SB: TJ Aguilar, Brett Hunt, Shane O’Connor 4
Quality At Bats

Team Total: 23 (57.50%)

Aaron Williams 3, TJ Aguilar 3, Josh Taylor 5, Ryan Box, Jake Michener 2, Tyler Perez3, Brett Hunt 2, Shane O’Connor 3

W: Austin Eggleston
HBP: Austin Eggleston
Pitches-Strikes: Austin Eggleston 91-63, Tyler Perez 24-14
Groundouts-Flyouts: Austin Eggleston 3-6, Tyler Perez 0-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Austin Eggleston 20-26, Tyler Perez 1-5

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