Lady Cats Softball 6, Whitehouse 3
The Lady Cats’ softball team topped Whitehouse, 6-3 Friday night at Lady Cat Park to take their bi-district series two games to zero and to advance into the Area round.
Whitehouse scored an unearned run on an error in the top of the first inning to go up, 1-0. The Lady Cats answered with three runs of their own in the first to take a 3-1 lead. They never trailed after that.
Whitehouse got to within 3-2 with a run in the top of the third. The Lady Cats matched that run in the bottom of the third to go up, 4-2.
The Lady Cats upped their lead to 6-2 with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Whitehouse scored once in the top of the seventh but came up short, 6-3. Freshman Addison Caddell pitched a complete seven innings allowing 10 hits and three runs with only two of them earned. Caddell also had a strikeout and two walks.
Whitehouse actually outhit the Lady Cats 10-8 but the Lady Cats did a better job of stringing their hits together to score runs. Whitehouse committed two errors and the Lady Cats one.
Brinklee Driver and Alli Fite both drove in two runs. Sadie Stroud and Sierra Smith both knocked in a run. Driver had two hits. Stroud and Nylah Lindley both hit doubles. Lady Cats with one hit included Fite, Kelsey Wallace, Kate Womack Stroud, Darby Williams and Lindley. Colbria Harrison scored two runs.
The Lady Cats improved their season record to 24-6. The Lady Cats now face Midlothian in an Area round series. It will start Tuesday in Royse City at 6:30 p.m. Game two will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. possibly in Sunnyvale. Game three if necessary will be Saturday at noon in Royse City.