Lady Cats Softball Coach David Carrillo is a firm believer in getting his team ready for district play with a tough pre-district schedule. A good example was day one of the three day 21st Annual Allen Varsity Softball Tournament Thursday. The Lady Cats faced Wylie East and Class 6A Hebron. Wylie East won 7-2 and Hebron won 10-2. The Lady Cats are now 2-6 for the season.
In game one, Wylie East went up 1-0 in the top of the first on a wild pitch. A Lady Cats error contributed to two Lady Raider runs in the second as Wylie East went up 3-0. The Lady Raiders got a fourth run in the fourth inning and went up 7-0 with three in the top of the seventh. The Lady Cats got two runs back in the bottom of the seventh. The Lady Raiders outhit the Lady Cats, 10-5. The Lady Cats had 5 errors and Wylie East 1. Alli Fite led the Lady Cats at the plate going 2 for 3 with a double. Nylah Lindley was 1 for 3 with a run scored, an RBI and a double. Lindley also stole a base. Jadyn Harper and Colbria Harrison both were 1 for 3 at the plate. Harrison also stole 2 bases. Aliyah Abron scored a run for the Lady Cats Addison Caddell took the loss in the circle for the Lady Cats going all 7 innings and allowing 10 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 and walking 3. Caddell also had two wild pitches.
In game two, Hebron’s offense broke open a game that was competitive early. Hebron went up 1-0 in the bottom of the first. After the Lady Cats tied the game 1-1 in the top of the second, the Lady Hawks added three second inning runs to go up 4-1. The Lady Cats reduced the deficit to 4-2 with a run in the top of the third. Hebron scored three runs in the third and three more in the fourth to put the game away. The Hawks only outhit the Lady Cats 11-8. Both teams made an error. Harper and Heather Bowen were the top hitters in the game for the Lady Cats with three hits apiece. Harper hit a double and also had a stolen base. Bowen drove home a run. Fite and Lindley both went 1 for 3. Fite also had an RBI. Caddell and Grace Magnuson both scored runs. Magnuson also worked a walk as did Sailan Adair. Freshman Denver Wyatt got the pitching loss. Wyatt went 2 2/3 innings allowing 7 hits and 7 runs with one strikeout and 3 walks. Caddell went the final 2 1/3 innings allowing 4 hits and only 1 earned run with a strikeout and a walk.
The Lady Cats will play two games in the tournament Friday back on Allen Station 1 Field. The Lady Cats face Dallas W.T. White at 11 a.m. and then take on Hurst L.D. Bell at 5 p.m. The Lady Cats complete play in the Allen tournament Saturday on Allen High School Field 2 against Dallas Bishop Lynch at 5 p.m.