Lady Cats Softball Takes Ten Run Rule Win Over Royse City Friday
For the second time this week, the Lady Cats’ softball team won by the ten run rule Friday night. After beating Texas High 15-5 on Tuesday evening, the Lady Cats bested Royse City, 12-2 on Friday. The Lady Bulldogs actually led 1-0 as they scored a run when the Lady Cats threw the ball away at first trying to complete an inning double play. The Lady Cats went ahead to stay with two runs in the bottom of the first. Brinklee Driver hit a two-run home run scoring Sierra Smith who got on when her fly ball was dropped. The Lady Cats went up 5-1 with a 3-run second inning. Smith hit a double that scored Addison Caddell and Maddie Millsap, both who had singled. Later Kate Womack drew a bases loaded walk that scored a run. Royse City got back to within 5-2 with a run in the top of the third. They benefited from an error, then there were two ground outs and an RBI single. The Lady Cats put the game out of reach with a big 6 run bottom of the fourth. After the first two Lady Cats made outs, Driver walked, Womack singled and Sadie Stroud had an RBI single. Caddell got on by an error. Landri Bell singled. Maddie Millsap hit a three run home run and Nylah Lindley singled. The Lady Cats led 11-2 after four innings. They reached the ten run lead with a run in the bottom of the fifth. The Lady Cats loaded the bases when Womack got on on a fielder’s choice, Stroud singled and Caddell got on on an error. Landri Bell walked with the bases load and a run scored. Smith, Stroud and Millsap had two hits each. Millsap had 3 RBIs and Smith and Driver had 2 RBIs each. Womack, Caddell and Millsap each scored 2 runs. The Lady Cats had 11 hits. Bailey Haggerty got the pitching win working 5 innings allowing 4 hits and only 1 earned run while striking out 2 and walking 1. The win propelled the Lady Cats into a first place tie in district with their 5-1 record. Mount Pleasant lost to Lindale Friday to slip to 5-1. Lindale is 4-2. The Lady Cats are 19-5 for the season. They play next at Greenville Tuesday night.