Wortham wallops Wampus Cats in bi-district playoff

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Wortham High School’s baseball team made the playoffs this season, with a district record of 7-3. They played Thursday in Mexia against Itasca, winning 13-3. The team is, l-r, back row: Coach Gary Beam, Chris Lee, Angus Worcester, Jordan Lansford, Witty Busby, Trent Williams, Kyle Goerner and Assistant Coach Shane Doege; front row: Haven Proulx, Rudy Miller, Devin Sessions, Brandon Campbell and Kalob Bowden. Contributed photo

By Stephen R. Farris
Fans at Thursday’s bi-district playoff game between Itasca Wampus Cats and Wortham Bulldogs had to bundle up in blankets and some even broke out the umbrellas to use as a wind barrier to keep the latest Artic blast from chilling them to the bone.
Meanwhile, on the diamond at Mexia’s Black Cat Field and with the game pretty much in hand for the Bulldogs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Wortham’s Brandon Campbell decided it was time everybody got out of the cold.
Campbell took a play out of former Major League Baseball star Jackie Robinson’s book by stealing home in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Bulldogs a 13-3 run rule win, setting up a showdown with the Trenton Tigers in the Area round of the playoffs next week.
To read more, pick up a copy of today's Mexia News.