The Lady Cats Softball Team continued their early season struggles with two losses Saturday, February 22, in Sulphur Springs Tournament games moved to artificial turf at Grand Saline.
The Lady Cats lost a morning contest to Duncanville, 5-1. The Lady Cats had one hit and committed an error while the Lady Panthers had 8 hits. Duncanville scored 2 runs in the top of the first and the Lady Cats got one of them back in the bottom of the first. The Lady Panthers scored two more runs in the top of the second and one more in the top of the fourth.
Jadyn Harper got the Lady Cats hit, had a stolen base and scored the Lady Cats run. Colbria Harrison had a sacrifice. Freshman Denver Wyatt got the pitching loss going 2 innings giving up 5 hits and 4 runs while striking out 3 and walking 2. Addison Caddell went the final two innings allowing a run and 3 hits while striking out 2.
The Lady Cats dropped an afternoon game to Gilmer, 7-1. The Lady Cats had two hits and had an error. Gilmer had seven hits.
In this one, the Lady Cats jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first. The Lady Buckeyes tied the game with a run in the bottom of the first. Gilmer went up 3-1 with two runs in the bottom of the third. The Lady Buckeyes scored four more runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Harrison was 1 for 2 for the Lady Cats, hitting a double and scoring their lone run. Harper had another hit for the Lady Cats. Kate Womack and Alli Fite worked walks for the Lady Cats. Caddell took the loss for the Lady Cats pitching 4 innings allowing 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 5 and walking two.
The young Lady Cats ended the regular season opening Sulphur Springs Tournament with a 1-4 record. The Lady Cats resume the season at Mineola Tuesday evening.