Coach Carrillo Says Team Had to Knock Rust Off Before Downing Sherman
The Lady Cats’ softball team was away from a field for 10 days before returning Tuesday night (March 12) against Sherman at Lady Cat Park. Lady Cats Softball Coach David Carrillo noted that his team appeared to be rusty after the long layoff and he added it felt like starting the season all over again. The rustiness and a misty rain seemed to hold the Lady Cats back. After the rain ended, pitcher Bailey Haggerty got tougher to hit in the circle and the Lady Cats’ bats came alive in a four run bottom of the sixth that put the Lady Cats up to stay in a 7-4 win. Coach Carrillo said Haggerty allowed just a single earned run and struck out 11. He said Sierra Smith had a good night with the bat and he said Brinklee Driver got a big hit. Coach Carrillo said after struggling some early, the Lady Cats got timely hits when they needed them late in the game. Kate Womack had two hits and two RBI’s. Coach Carrillo said Womack leads the team in hitting right now adding she looks confident at the plate. The Lady Cats, 13-3 for the season, play McKinney North at Lady Cat Park Friday night.