No matter the venue, the Lady Cats’ softball team seems to find high gear when it’s time for the Sulphur Springs Tournament. The weather made it too wet to play at Coleman Park or at Lady Cat Park this year. Some teams played games Thursday in Mount Pleasant while others competed at Emory Rains’ beautiful new softball field that features a dirt infield but an artificial turf outfield. The Lady Cats played at Emory Rains and dominated two games Thursday. They got incredibly sharp pitching and big time slugging. They also made no errors.
In their first game Thursday morning, the Lady Cats defeated the Caddo Mills Foxes, 13-0. Pitcher Cheslee Roberts got the pitching win going three innings allowing no runs and just one hit while walking one and striking out two. The Lady Cats pounded out 14 hits. They scored 9 first inning runs and added 4 more in the second inning. The hitting stars were numerous. Five Lady Cats had at least two hits. Sadie Stroud was 2 for 2 with a run scored, four RBIs and a three-run home run. Landri Bell hit a grand slam home run and scored a run. Kelsey Wallace was 3 for 4 with two runs scored, 3 RBIs and a triple that drove home two runs. Brinklee Driver was 3 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Alyssa Abron was 2 for 4 with one run scored. Macee Hollins was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Sierra Smith also drove in a run and scored one.
In the afternoon game, the Lady Cats overwhelmed Mesquite Poteet, 14-2. The Lady Cats again started off hot scoring 7 first inning runs. They added 1 run in the second and then 6 more in the fourth inning. Bailey Haggerty allowed only 2 runs and 2 hits with 7 strikeouts and just one walk. She also had two hit batters. The Lady Cats hammered out 17 hits and six different Lady Cats had at least two hits. Abron was the perfect table setter as she was 3 for 3 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI. Stroud was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Wallace was 2 for 4 with a triple, a run scored and 2 RBIs. Driver was 2 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI. Sierra Smith was 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI. Macee Hollins was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Alli Fite was 1 for 3 with a run scored and a three-run homer. Bell was 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored and a double. Karlee Adams was 1 for 3 with 1 run scored and an RBI. The Lady Cats’ season record is 3-0. They will continue play at Emory Rains Friday, weather permitting. They play McKinney at noon and Canton at 6 p.m.