Tigers close out regular season play

Noah Metcalf was one of two Tiger seniors recognized prior to play against the Rains Wildcats.




The Wills Point Tigers found themselves in a holding pattern following the conclusion of district play April 24, tied with two other teams for the final two playoffs spots to come out of District 13-4A.

Wills Point opened its week at home, rallying back from deficits of 1-0 and 4-1 to record a 9-4 win over the Rains Wildcats April 20.

Jayton Oldacre got the starting nod for the Tigers, allowing eight hits and four earned runs over three innings. Colby Stone picked up the win in relief, pitching four shutout innings while striking out three.

Seth Wilson led Wills Point offensively, finishing just a home run short of the cycle by going 4/4 with a double, a triple, 2 RBI and two runs scored. Wilson also recorded two of the Tigers' four stolen bases in the contest.

Other leading hitters included Aaron Hardman going 2/4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, Dyllen Hoover going 1/4 with an RBI, Sam Berberich going 1/3 with 2 RBI and a run scored, Derek Wimberly going 1/4 with a run scored and Josh Karr going 1/3.

The Tigers traveled to Canton April 24, wrapping up the regular season with a game against the back-to-back District 13-4A champion Eagles. Canton would take care of business once gain, holding off a game Tiger effort in a 3-1 win over Wills Point.

The Eagles got the all the offense they would need in the early innings, plating a run in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the third to establish a 3-0 lead.

Wills Point scored its lone run in the top of the sixth to threaten the Canton advantage but the Eagles held tough late to record the two-run win.

The Tigers finished with just three hits in the contest, including Jayton Oldacre going 1/3 with an RBI, Seth Wilson going 1/3 with a run scored and Josh Karr going 1/2.

Sam Berberich got the start for Wills Point allowing five hits and an earned run over three innings. Josh Brogdon allowed a run in one inning of relief and Coby Bennett pitched the final inning allowing just a walk.

Canton was led by Simon Miller who allowed three hits and an earned run while striking out 13 over seven innings.

John Adams led the Eagle offense going 2/3 with a triple and 2 RBI, Blayne Clower went 2/3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, Simon Miller went 1/3 with a triple and a run scored an Johnnie Krawietz went 1/3. 

Final District 13-4A standings include Canton in first at 10-0, Van in second at 6-4, Wills Point, Brownsboro and Mabank all tied for third at 4-6 and Rains in sixth at 2-8. As of press time, the Eagles and Vandals were each locked into their playoff position with plans still being finalized to determine which two teams out of the Tigers, Bears and Panthers would also represent District 13-4A in the playoffs.