The Thomson Wildcats' traveling baseball team recently won three games and lost one during a tournament held in Aiken, S.C.
"I was pleased with how well we played, overall," said Thomson Wildcats Head Coach Robert Brown. "We're excited about the new season."
The Wildcats' only loss of the tourney came against the Palmetto Surge by a score of 2-0 in the first of the four games they played. The next three games belonged to the Wildcats, who finished runners-up, overall.
In the loss, Thomson picher Kyle Edwards worked three innings, allowing just one hit, striking out four and giving up two runs. Relief pitcher Morgan Hyde worked two innings, allowing just one hit while striking out four batters.
In game two, the Wildcats recorded their first victory of the tournament. They defeated the Carolina Hustle 15-1.
Firing a one-hitter in the three innings that he worked, Thomson's Cody Brown was the winning pitcher. He fanned six batters. Relief pitcher Brian Smith pitched two innings, allowing a couple of hits, striking out two, walking one and allowing a run.
In game 3, the Wildcats defeated the North Augusta Sting 6-5.
Edwards worked three innings on the mound, yielding just one hit and striking out five batters. Relief pitcher Hyde turned out to be the winning pitcher of record, working two innings. Hyde gave up five hits, struck out four and walked two. Cody Brown earned the save, pitching an inning and recording a big strikeout.
Several Thomson players collected at least one hit in that game. They included Hyde, Smith, Ketchum, Newton, Edwards and Duncan Adams.
In game 4, the Wildcats beat the Palmetto Pounders 9-2.
The winning pitcher was Brown, who went three innings. He gave up three hits, allowed a run and recorded three strikeouts. Smith, meanwhile, pitched an inning in relief, giving up a hit, three walks and a run.
The Thomson Wildcats will travel to North Augusta, S.C. on the weekend of March 7 and 8 to play in their second baseball tournament of the season.