Lady Cats Softball Team Hammers Out 18 Hits in Ten Run Win Over Texas High
Lady Cats Softball 15, Texas High 5
The Lady Cats’ softball team pounded out 18 hits to defeat Texas by the ten run rule, 15-5 in a game that ended in the bottom of the sixth at Lady Cat Park Tuesday night (April 2). Meanwhile pitcher Bailey Haggerty survived one rocky inning to get the pitching win. The Lady Cats wasted no time jumping on the Lady Tigers scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning. Kelsey Wallace opened the inning with a home run. Alli Fite, Kate Womack and Sadie Stroud all singled to lead the bases. Sierra Smith emptied the bases with a grand slam home run. The Lady Cats increased their lead to 7-0 in the bottom of the second. Kate Womack’s sacrifice fly scored Fite who had singled. Stroud’s single brought in pinch runner Abbi Baier. Like lightning, Texas High struck for five runs of their own to make the score 7-5 after the top of the third inning. They too got a grand slam home run, this one from Bailey Groom. The Lady Cats then scored the game’s last eight runs while Haggerty shut out the Lady Tigers the rest of the way. The Lady Cats upped their lead to 10-5 with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Womack’s double scored Baier who was running for Brinklee Driver who had singled. Smith’s single scored Womack. Addison Caddell hit a double that scored Smith. The Lady Cats went up 13-5 with three more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Wallace hit her second home run of the game. Driver doubled and pinch runner Baier stole third and then scored when the catcher’s throw went into left field. Smith then knocked in her sixth run of the game with a single that scored Womack who had singled. The Lady scored two more runs in the bottom of the sixth which ended the game with nobody out. Landry Bell, Colbria Harrison and Wallace all walked to load the bases. Fite’s single scored Bell. A wild pitch scored Harrison from third. It was 15-5, game over. Four Lady Cats had three hits: Fite, Womack, Stroud and Smith. Three Lady Cats had two hits: Wallace and Driver. Smith led the way with 6 RBIs. Wallace and Womack had 2 RBIs. Fite, Stroud and Caddell all had one RBI. Baier and Womack scored three runs. Wallace, Fite and Smith scored two runs. Stroud, Bell and Harrison scored one run apiece. The Lady Cats had six extra base hits. Wallace had two homers, Smith hit a home run, Driver, Womack and Caddell socked doubles. After Haggerty allowed five runs in the third inning, she then retired nine batters in a row. The Lady Cats improve to 4-1 in district play. They are 18-5 for the season. The Lady Cats begin the second half of district Friday evening as they play host to Royse City at Lady Cat Park.