The Lady Cats’ softball team played a good Forney team in their first scrimmage of the season Monday night at Forney, losing 6-1 in nine innings. Coach David Carrillo, starting his eleventh season, said the scrimmage was great for the Lady Cats because they played great competition. The Lady Cats only trailed 2-1 going into the seventh inning.
Newcomer Allie Fite and veteran Jaye Doughtie had two hits apiece and veteran Alyssa Abron had one hit for the Lady Cats. Coach Carrillo used pitchers Bailey Haggerty, Allie Fite and Landri Bell for three innings each.
He said the Lady Cats didn’t hit as well as he would have liked but he said he expects the hitting to come around. Coach Carrillo said each of his eleven batters got three or four at bats. He said the Lady Cats’ batters left some runners on the bases and he added the Lady Cats didn’t get a big hit in one promising inning. Coach Carrillo said Forney had three excellent pitchers including one committed to Kansas. He said Lady Cats’ pitchers did a good job for the most part.
Coach Carrillo added there were a few mistakes in the field but he called them things that can be fixed. Ashley Moore caught all nine innings. She is replacing Molly Johnston, who graduated last year.
The Lady Cats will scrimmage three teams Saturday in Rockwall. The Lady Cats will play The Colony, then Rockwall and finally North Forney.