Weather permitting, the Lady Cats’ softball team will begin a best two out of three Area round series Thursday at 7 p.m. at the all-artificial turf softball field at McKinney North.
Lady Cats Coach David Carrillo was on KSST Radio and Cable Channel 18’s Saturday Morning Coaches Show last Saturday and he gave us a scouting report on Little Elm, the Lady Cats Area opponent. Actually Coach Carrillo told us what he learned from Lady Cat Assistant Coach Chris Valdovinos, who scouted Little Elm last Friday night. He saw Little Elm fall behind but rally to win by one run over Frisco Independence. Little Elm got two one run wins in the series. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Lucas is the star of the Little Elm team. Coach Carrillo said Coach V told him that Lucas is a good, solid pitcher who moves the ball around. Coach Carrillo said he was told she is not an overpowering big strikeout pitcher. He said she will throw pitches that look like strikes and but then veer out of the strike zone. Coach Carrillo said Coach Valdovinos told him that Little Elm has some good hitters but perhaps not in every spot in the line up. Pitcher Lucas is also a good hitter. Forney played Little Elm last year and the Forney coach told Coach Carrillo that Lucas is a good pitcher who finds way to get batters out.
Little Elm finished third in their district but two of Texas best softball teams finished ahead of them, Prosper and The Colony. Coach Carrillo told his players this is the fun time of year.