Lady Cats Season Ends in Regional Quarterfinal Loss to Forney

The Forney Lady Rabbits continued to tear the cover off of the softball as they defeated the Lady Cats’ softball team 14-5 at Lady Cat Park Saturday. The win wrapped up the Regional Quarterfinal Series, two games to zero, for the Lady Rabbits. Forney won at home Friday night, 14-2.

The Lady Cats were more competitive Saturday but still Forney remained in high gear. The Lady Rabbits scored in five of their seven innings and pounded out 16 hits including four home runs. The Lady Rabbits scored 3 runs in the first, four in the second, three more in the third, three more in the fifth and one run in the seventh.

The Lady Cats had a fairly decent day at the plate collecting ten hits. They scored a run in the first, three more in the third and one run in the fourth. When the Lady Cats battled back to within 10-4 and they threatened to get even closer, the Lady Rabbits went back to their ace who pitched the last five innings of the game allowing only one run. Brinklee Driver hit a big three run homer over the Lady Cats’ scoreboard in left field and was 3 for 4 with a run and three RBI’s. Alyssa Abron was good in her last game as a Lady Cat going 2 for 3 with three runs scored. She was also hit by a pitch. Kelsey Wallace was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Sadie Stroud drew four walks and forced in a run on one of them. Allie Fite had a hit and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Sierra Smith and Landri Bell also had a hit apiece. For the second straight day, Lady Cats pitcher Bailey Haggerty struggled in the circle. She took the loss allowing ten hits and seven earned runs in three innings. Tessa Holt pitched the last three innings allowing six hits and four earned runs.

The Lady Cats end the season with a 28-7 record. This team earned the distinction of being Coach David Carrillo’s first sole district champion here. They also claimed bi-district and Area playoff titles this season.


Author: Staff Reporter

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