The Lady Cats’ softball team did a thorough job of washing out the bad taste of last Tuesday’s loss to Pine Tree by clobbering Marshall, 20-1 at Lady Cat Park Thursday afternoon.
After starting pitcher Bailey Haggerty kept Marshall off the scoreboard in the top of the first inning despite giving up 2 hits, the Lady Cats sent 16 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first and scored 12 runs on six big hits. The Lady Mavs committed four errors in the inning. Jaye Doughtie’s triple drove in 3 runs. Kelsey Wallace had an RBI double. Alyssa Abron drove home two runs with a single. Brinklee Driver and Kristen Allen singled in runs. Doughtie drove in two more runs with a double. The Lady Cats added 3 more runs to make it 15-0 after 2 innings. Driver hit a three run homer well over the new blue left field wall at renovated Lady Cat Park. The Lady Cats went up 17-0 after three inning by adding two more runs. Ashley Moore drove in both runs with a single.
After Marshall got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth, the Lady Cats scored three more fourth inning runs to make the score 20-1. Moore had another RBI single. Sadie Stroud, Doughtie and Wallace all had singles in the inning and Driver bashed a double off the outfield wall in left center. Bailey Haggerty got the pitching win allowing only 2 hits and no runs in two innings with 1 strikeout and no walks. Alli Fite pitched the last three innings giving up 1 run on 1 hit with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk. The Lady Cats had 16 hits in all. Driver was 3 for 3 with 4 runs scored and 4 RBI’s. Doughtie was 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored and 5 RBI’s. Wallace was 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Moore was 2 for 2 with 3 RBI’s.
The Lady Cats are now 3-1 in district play and they are 16-5 for the season. They will play Texas High in Texarkana Tuesday evening.