By: Jake Hood
Wilson Central defeated De Paul Prep of Chicago in 5 innings, ending the game at a 17-3 run rule in the first game of the Wilson County Invitational.
Coming off of two big wins over Gallatin, the Wildcats were ready to host the Wilson County Invitational with their opening game with one of the few teams from Illinois.
This seemed to be a close game at the start, as Wilson Central put up 4 runs in the bottom in the first and DePaul put up 3 in the second. This changed quickly, though. In the bottom of the second, the Wildcats put up an additional 6 runs, giving them a seven point margin, but they weren’t done yet. They put up 5 more in the third, and 2 in the fourth, giving them 17 runs off of just 8 hits. This was due to several walks from DePaul Prep.
Gary Denton threw four of the five innings for the Wildcats as he struck out a pair of batters, giving up 3 runs. Mason Everett then came in for the close in the fifth, recording all 3 of the final outs on strikeouts. With the 17 runs, the Wildcats were bound to have several RBIs. Five of these came from Kameron Bond, who led the team in RBIs off of a pair of solid hits. Gabe Jennings hit a “no-doubt” home run, giving him 3 RBIs on the night while freshman McKane Everett also had 3 RBIs.