The Lady Cats’ softball team battled back from an early deficit to win game one of their bi-district series against Corsicana, 9-4 at Lady Cat Park Thursday night.
Corsicana came out slugging in the top of the first inning scoring four runs on four hits and a Lady Cat error. Lady Cats starting pitcher Landri Bell then settled down the shut out the Tigers giving up only two hits over the next three innings.
The Lady Cats comeback began as they scored a run in the bottom of the second inning on a Sadie Stroud RBI single that scored Sarah Womack who had singled. The Lady Cats then took the lead in the bottom of the fifth scoring four runs on four hits and two Tiger errors. Womack knocked home two runs with a single that eluded the Tiger right fielder. The Lady Cats added four insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth on five more hits. Kristen Allen had a big 3-RBI double. Womack drove in another run with a single. Bailey Haggerty pitched three innings allowing no runs and no hits to get the pitching win.
The Lady Cats hammered out 16 hits. Game two is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Corsicana. There is a high probability of rain in the forecast for Corsicana for both Friday and Saturday. The series must be finished by Saturday.