Lady Cats Softball Coach David Carrillo found a lot to like in the Lady Cats 16-1 victory at Pine Tree Monday. The game was rained out Friday and had to be played from the beginning Monday.
Coach Carrillo decided to rest his ace pitcher Bailey Haggerty Monday and he called on Tessa Holt. Holt answered by throwing a two hitter allowing only one earned run and no walks. Coach Carrillo said Holt did an outstanding job. He said when he has dialed her number this year, she has come through. Coach Carrillo called her a winner. He said it was great to give Haggerty a rest with three big district games coming up down the stretch. Coach Carrillo also liked his defense that committed only one error Monday.
The Lady Cats hit the ball all over the Lady Pirates’ field. The Lady Cats had 14 hits. Coach Carrillo said the hitting was better Monday than it’s been in a while. He especially liked Brinklee Driver’s two run line drive homer over the center field wall. Coach Carrillo also got to use his bench as a total of 15 Lady Cats got to play. He said the only negative was that he could only savor the victory for one day.
The Lady Cats host Marshall at Lady Cat Park Tuesday. There will be a JV game at 4:30 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 6 p.m. The last time the two teams played, the Lady Cats scored two runs in the top of the seventh to win, 3-2 in Marshall. The Lady Cats also really want to make amends for their last home appearance. That was a 10-4 loss to Hallsville. The Lady Cats are now 8-1 in district play as they attempt to win a district championship. The Lady Cats shared the district championship with Texas High back in 2009.