The Lady Cats’ softball team split a doubleheader with Royse City Monday at Texas A&M-Commerce. The Lady Cats pounded out 20 hits in the opener to defeat the Lady Bulldogs, 16-6. The game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to the ten run rule. The Lady Bulldogs took the nightcap, 9-1 in a game shortened to five innings.
In game one, the Lady Cats trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the second before scoring 8 times to take a 9-2 lead. The Lady Cats added three more runs in the fifth inning and 4 more runs in the sixth. Every Lady Cats in the lineup got a hit. Brinklee Driver went 4 for 5 with 5 RBIs and 3 doubles. Sadie Stroud was also 4 for 5 with a run scored, 3 RBIs and a double. Landri Bell was 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored, 3 RBIs and 2 doubles. Kelsey Wallace was 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored. Sierra Smith was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored, 3 RBIs and a double. Kate Womack was 2 for 3 with 3 runs scored. Alyssa Abron was 1 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Alli Fite was 1 for 4 with a run scored. Macee Hollins was 1 for 3 with a run scored. Bailey Haggerty pitched all six innings for the Lady Cats allowing 12 hits and 5 earned runs while walking 2 and striking out 8. The first game was a marathon lasting more than two hours.
In game two, Royse City jumped out early scoring 4 first inning runs and 3 second inning runs to lead 7-0 after two innings. They tacked on two more runs to go up 9-0 in the top of the fifth. The Lady Cats scored their lone run in the bottom of the fifth. Wallace got an RBI driving in Maddie Millsap. The game was called after 5 innings. The Lady Cats had only 5 hits in the loss. Abron was 2 for 3. Stroud was 1 for 3. Hollins was 1 for 1. Millsap was 1 for 2 with the 1 run scored and she had a double. Both Driver and Jacklyn Semler drew walks. Cheslee Roberts got the pitching loss lasting only 1 and a third innings allowing 8 hits, 7 earned runs and 3 walks. Fite threw the final 3 and 2-thirds innings allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 2.
The Lady Cats are now 8-2 for the season. Weather permitting the Lady Cats will play in a Wylie tournament this Thursday through Saturday.