Lady Cat Softball
A scheduled Tuesday game against Mineola at Lady Cat Park has been moved to Monday night due to concerns with Tuesday weather. The teams will be playing a varsity only game at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The game will be broadcast on KSST Radio beginning at 4:30 p.m. The game will also be videotaped for replay at a later date on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.
The Lady Cats’ softball team opened the regular season with five wins in five games in the Sulphur Springs Tournament last Thursday through Saturday (February 14-16). Lady Cats Softball Coach David Carrillo said the Lady Cats played very well. He said it is challenging hosting a tournament not only for him but also for the team. Coach Carrillo said his Lady Cats’ team is very deep. He is carrying 15 Lady Cats on the varsity roster. Coach Carrillo said he continues to stress a “We Over Me” approach. He said players will have to earn their playing time this season. Coach Carrillo said the team has a chance to do great things this season. The Lady Cats have received great pitching from Bailey Haggerty, Addison Caddell and Tessa Holt. Coach Carrillo said they are minimizing their mistakes. He said he is comfortable sending any of the three out to the pitching circle. The Lady Cats have also been hitting the ball. Everyone seems to be contributing. Coach Carrillo said Kelsey Wallace hit three homers in the Sulphur Springs Tournament and Maddie Millsap had one. He added Landri Bell and Sierra Smith were also hitting very well. A scheduled Tuesday game against Mineola at Lady Cat Park has been moved to Monday night due to concerns with Tuesday weather. The teams will be playing a varsity only game at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The game will be broadcast on KSST Radio beginning at 4:30 p.m. The game will also be videotaped for replay at a later date on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.
The Lady Cats will face Mount Pleasant Monday night at Gerald Prim Stadium with a JV game at 5:30 p.m. And a varsity game at 7 p.m. The Lady Cats are 0-2 in district play with road losses at Greenville and against Lindale. The Lindale match, a 1-0 Lady Eagles win, was played to Tyler Junior College due to renovation work at the Lindale field. Lady Cats Coach Joel Bailey said his team made a mistake and Lindale capitalized with a goal. He said the Lady Cats had several near misses for goals late in the contest. Mount Pleasant comes in 2-0 in district play.
The Wildcats will be making their trip to Mount Pleasant a day early. They face the Tigers Monday night with a JV contest at 5:30 p.m. with a varsity match to follow at 7 p.m. The Wildcats are 0-2 in district play after home losses to Greenville and Lindale. Mount Pleasant is coming off of a one goal win in a big face off with Greenville. The Wildcats’ soccer team lost 4-0 at home to Lindale last Friday. Coach Upton said he visited the Eagles locker room after the game to congratulate them on the way they played against the Wildcats.