Wildcats thump Goldsboro


By David Johnson - and Adam Capps



Gregory Herring beats the throw on a steal to 3rd. He had an inside-the-park home-run and 4 RBIs.


The Hobbton Wildcat baseball team dominated the Goldsboro Cougars in a 3-inning mercy rule win. The final was 17-0

Wildcat coach Chris Carroll was really pleased with the offensive spurt that his team went on on Monday night.

“Tonight we played a great game offensively,” said Carroll. “It was good to get the bats going. Everybody played and everybody got a hit. I’m really proud of Hunter Britt and Greg Herring. Both had home-runs and lots of RBIs.”

He went on to mention how pleased he was with the intensity his team came out with from the get-go.

“We had a chance to work on a lot of things in practice last week,” he said. “Our guys came out motivated and with a lot of energy and that showed tonight.”

Herring had an inside the park home-run and 4 RBIs. He also reached base after being hit by a pitch. Britt had a home-run and a double with 8 RBI’s. The Wildcats had 11 hits for 17 runs. Gage Herring was 3 for 3. Mason Wilson also got a base hit.

Jackson McLamb started on the mound for the Wildcats, and Chris Watkins came in and closed it down for Hobbton.

“McLamb had another great game,” continued Carroll in praising his team. “Overall, I think we are starting to click. The energy is there and we are really excited about what is to come. All our players competed and scored tonight,” he concluded.

It was an all-around team effort for Hobbton, and if they click like that in conference play, they will pose a challenge for their conference opponents.

Hobbton is now 6-3 on the season and still 0-3 in conference play, as this was a non-conference game. They continued to show that they like playing at their place, as they are now 3-1 in the four games played at Hobbton.

They take on Neuse Charter on Tuesday night, and then won’t play again until after the Easter break, when they travel to Kenansville to take on the Tigers of James Kenan on April 5.

By David Johnson

and Adam Capps

Gregory Herring beats the throw on a steal to 3rd. He had an inside-the-park home-run and 4 RBIs.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Gregroy-Herring.jpgGregory Herring beats the throw on a steal to 3rd. He had an inside-the-park home-run and 4 RBIs.
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