Defeats seem to hurt more when the game is one where you have already mentally put it in the win column prematurely. The Lady Cats of Sulphur Springs seemed to be cruising toward a certain victory Tuesday night against Pine Tree on the road. The Lady Cats jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the fifth inning. When the Lady Pirates got a single run in the fifth, it looked like too little too late. The Lady Pirates continued to chip away until they hit a dramatic three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score 7-7. Pine Tree then won the game, 8-7 with a run in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The Lady Cats slipped to 4-3 in district play after the first half of games. The Lady Cats have lost two games in a row and three of the last four. Their season record is 20-5. The Lady Cats are now tied for third in district. Pine Tree is one of the teams tied with the Lady Cats in third place. The Lady Cats begin the second half of district play as they will host Longview on Friday.