Despite winning 15-4 Thursday night, Lady Cats Softball Coach David Carrillo felt his team was nervous at the start of the game. The Lady Cats loaded the bases in the first inning but did not score. Coach Carrillo said the Lady Cats battled and later had two big innings where they batted around. Still he knows Lovejoy can’t be counted out yet.
Coach Carrillo said he expects the Lady Leopards to come after the Lady Cats and put up a good fight in game two Friday night at Lady Cat Park at 7 p.m. Coach Carrillo said he was pleased with the Lady Cats hitting with results coming from the top to the bottom of the lineup. He said the Lady Cats have some things to improve on. They were baffled at times by some slow, off speed pitches Lovejoy pitchers threw over and over. Coach Carrillo also wants to correct some base running miscues.
He also indicated he was not pleased with a call that went against the Lady Cats at one point. Alyssa Abron was ruled out for running out of the base lane on a bad throw to first base. The umpires also got Landri Bell out of the dugout and put her back on third base after they had ruled she had scored on the first base overthrow. Coach Carrillo said he chose to keep his cool and his opinion of the call to himself so as not to offend the umpiring crew.