It was three up and three down for the Altha Wildcat baseball team last week.
First up was Port St. Joe on Wednesday with the Wildcats winning this makeup game, 6-2.
“I can’t ever remember beating them before,” says an ecstatic Coach Arthur Faurot.
At the plate, Justin Waldroff was 1 for 4 with a triple. Hunter Baggett was 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Jacob Ratliff was 1 for 3. Ratliff was also the winning pitcher for Altha.
Next up was a team from Ingomar, Mississippi, on Thursday. Again, Altha came out on top, 10-2.
Offensively, Waldroff was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Porter Smith was 2 for 2. Baggett was 1 for 4 with 3 RBIs
Cody Barfield, a 10th grader, was the winning pitcher, going a complete game on the mound and walking one. “When we can hold it down to one or two walks and not strikeout too many times, we’re in good shape,” says Coach Faurot.
The Wildcats traveled to Franklin County Friday and chalked up an 8-1 win.
Freshman Sawyer O’Bryan was 2 for 3 with a double. Aaron Young was 1 for 4, Porter Smith was 1 for 3 and Jacob Ratliff was 2 for 4.
The trio of wins put the Cats at a 7-4 overall record and 2-1 in the district.
“We got off to a rocky start,” Coach Faurot remarks. “Coach Aaron Everett is doing a great job with our pitchers and catchers.
We’re coming along, getting a little better every time we play.”
Altha was set to face Poplar Springs Tuesday (details unavailable at press time). The Wildcats host Cottondale Thursday and Wewa Friday, both district games and both set to start at 6 p.m.