Lady Cats in Playoffs, Defeat Hallsville in District Play for First Time in Ten Years



The Lady Cats’ softball team made history as they defeated Hallsville 7-4 in a district game at Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday night. The win marked the first time the Lady Cats had ever defeated Hallsville in district play in the ten-year tenure of Lady Cats Softball Coach David Carrillo. Coach Carrillo added this Lady Cats’ team is the first he has ever had that won as many as 25 games. The Lady Cats are now 25-6 for the season. They are 9-4 in district play. They clinched a playoff berth and will play for third or fourth place in district on Senior Night coming up. Coach Carrillo is leaning toward playing Saturday at 5 p.m. at Lady Cat Park. The Wildcats’ baseball team will be playing Hallsville¬†Saturday at 2 p.m. at Eagle Stadium.

On Thursday night, the Lady Cats got solid pitching to defeat one of the state’s top rated teams. Hallsville falls to 28-2 for the season and 12-1 in district play. Landri Bell got the win throwing five innings allowing four runs on only 3 hits with a strikeout and two walks. Bailey Haggerty earned a save pitching two scoreless innings and allowing only 1 hit. She struck out 2. The Lady Cats pounded out eight hits. Allysa Abron was two for three with two runs scored and two RBIs on a triple. Brinklee Driver was 3 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs. Sarah Womack was one for three with a walk and she had two RBIs. Hannah Crowson was 2 for 4 with a run scored and Jaye Dougthtie scored a run. After Hallsville opened the scoring with a run in the top of the third, the Lady Cats struck back with three runs in the bottom of the third. Abron, Driver and Womack all had singles. The Lady Cats scored three more times in the bottojm of the fourth. Abron had her two-RBI triple and Driver drove home another run with a single. After Hallsville closed the gap to 6-4 with three in the top of the fifth, the Lady Cats added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth. Womack drew a walk with the bases load to plate another run. Haggerty surrendered a hit in the seventh but retired the other three hitters and the Lady Cats celebrated.

Author: Staff Reporter

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