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Saturday marked the unofficial start of the Lake Highlands High School baseball season, as varsity and junior varsity Wildcats took to the field for their annual intrasquad scrimmage and start-of-season celebration.

The Wildcats’ official season opener will take place Monday, February 6 against South Garland High School. First pitch is at 5:00 p.m. at the Lake Highlands High School baseball field, affectionately known as "The Cat."

Baseball Coach Cory Tucker said he was pleased with how the players performed at Saturday’s scrimmage and is looking forward to a competitive season.

“Our guys have been working hard to get ready for the season,” said Tucker. “I am happy to see that we have a roster full of young men who are willing to work hard and make sacrifices to help the team be successful.”

The Lake Highlands High School Wildcats will play more than two dozen games between now and the end of the season in late April, including several tournaments.

“Though our new district will be tough and we are still pretty young, we have a good, strong group of returners with varsity experience,” said Tucker. “I am confident the Wildcats will be very competitive and in the chase for a playoff spot this season.”

Tucker, a former bullpen catcher and assistant hitting coach with the Frisco Roughriders, has been a part of the Lake Highlands coaching staff for 12 years. He is joined by Assistant Coach Cliff Cain, now in his fourth year of coaching the Wildcats, and Assistant Coach Gene Gonzales, who is in his first season with the baseball program and will coach the junior varsity team.

“Coach Gonzales has been at Lake Highlands for several years and has been interested in coaching baseball,” said Tucker. “He has jumped right into the new role, and I’m looking forward to watching him coach our future varsity players.”

Keep up with the Wildcats by following the team on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/lhhsbaseball/ @lhhsbaseball

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