Cats use Big Inning to Cruise Past Cabot


Dallas Desonie, Staff Writer

The Conway Wampus Cat baseball team continued conference play Tuesday night, traveling to Cabot to take on the Panthers in a conference matchup.

Conway quickly fell behind as Cabot drove in a run in three of the first four innings to take a early 3-0 lead. The Wampus Cat offense would provide some life to the team in the fifth inning. After the Cats loaded the bases, seinor outfielder Logan French drove a ball into left field for a 2 run double to bring Conway within one. 

After getting the bats going the previous inning, Conway’s offense would explode in the sixth, driving in 6 runs to give the Cats a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Junior Pitcher Hugh Hill would close the door on the Cabot offense in the final two innings, sealing Conway’s 8-3 victory. 

Starting Pitcher Austin Rainey notched four strikeouts and gave up 3 hits in two innings of work. Rainey also had Conway’s lone base hit of the first four innings. Logan French came through with two extra base hits, driving in four runs for the Cats on the way to victory. Preston Prock and Connor Cunningham both drew a pair of walks each in the win.

Conway will continue conference play this Friday, as the Cats play host to the Northside Grizzlies. After losing their previous two games before Tuesday night’s win, the Cats look to take down the Grizzlies and start a winning streak as postseason play draws closer.