The Lady Cats’ softball team begins practice Friday (January 19). They have four scrimmages scheduled and three of them are at home. The first scrimmage, at home, comes up on January 30. The Lady Cats will scrimmage Canton and powerful Forney. Later the Lady Cats will scrimmage North Forney and The Colony, another powerful team.
Lady Cats Coach David Carrillo, beginning his twelfth season here, says the scrimmage schedule is hard. He expects that to make the Lady Cats a better team. The Lady Cats season opener is on February 12 at Athens. Then comes the Sulphur Springs Tournament on February 15-17. Coach Carrillo has three big holes to fill due to graduation: second base, third base and right field. He says he has the kids that can step up and fill those positions.
Returnees include slugger Brinklee Driver, short stop Kelsey Wallace, left fielder Sadie Stroud, center fielder Alyssa Abron and pitchers Bailey Haggerty and Alli Fite. Cheslee Roberts, a pitcher, is also up from the JV team. Macee Hollins and Ashley Moore both played catcher last year. Lady Cat Park is currently undergoing renovations to stands, nets, and the combination concession stand and press box. T
he ever optimistic Coach Carrillo says he believes that all the work will be completed in time for the first scrimmage.