The Lady Cats Softball Team is beginning to feel more comfortable at the plate. Thursday, March 5, on the first day of the three day Wylie Tournament, the Lady Cats Softball Team got 22 hits while splitting a pair of games. The Lady Cats slugged their way past McKinney Boyd, 13-4 and then lost a slug fest to Allen, 10-7.
Against Boyd, the Lady Cats trailed after the first inning, 2-1. The Lady Cats scored 4 runs in the bottom of the third to take a 5-3 lead. With 6 runs in the bottom of the fourth, the Lady Cats stretched their lead to 11-4. They added 2 more runs in the fifth to win, 13-4.
The Lady Cats outhit the Lady Broncos, 12-4. Senior Kate Womack led the offensive fireworks with three hits, three runs scored, three RBIs and a triple. Grace Magnuson also had three hits, a run scored and three RBIs with a double. Senior Colbria Harrison had two hits, three runs scored and three RBIs with a triple. Heather Bowen had a hit, a run scored and a walk. Paris Pickett had a hit, a run scored, an RBI and a walk. Nylah Lindley had a hit and 2 RBIs. Sailan Adair had a hit, 2 runs scored, a walk and a double. Aliyah Abron, and Jadyn Harper both scored a run. Braylea Brewer got a walk. Abron, Adair and Harper stole bases.
Addison Caddell got the pitching win working 5 innings, allowing 4 hits and 4 runs, with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks. The Lady Cats did not make an error.
The win was #300 for veteran softball Coach David Carrillo at Sulphur Springs. Coach Carrillo is in his 14th year here.
Against Allen, the Lady Cats fell behind early and just could not catch up. Allen was up 4-1 after one inning and 9-2 after three innings. After scoring 2 runs in the top of the fifth, the Lady Cats cut the deficit to 9-5. Two more runs in the top of the sixth made the score 10-7, and that’s the way it ended.
The Lady Cats actually outhit Allen, 11-10. Both teams played terrible defense, with the Lady Cats making 6 errors and Allen 5.
Jadyn Harper was 3 for 3 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base. Heather Bowen was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a double. Addison deSmet was 1 for 1 with an RBI. Paris Pickett was 1 for 2 with a run scored. Grace Magnuson was 1 for 2. Aliyah Abron was 1 for 2 with a run scored. Matti Smith was 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs with a triple and a walk. Nylah Lindley was 1 for 4 with a run scored. Sailan Adair was 1 for 4 with an RBI and a double. Colbria Harrison got an RBI and walked twice. Braylea Brewer scored a run.
Denver Wyatt got the pitching loss, pitching the entire 5 2/3 innings, allowing 10 hits but just 2 earned runs with 3 strikeouts and 6 walks.
Both games were played at Wylie High School. The Lady Cats season record is now 5-7. Friday the Lady Cats play Burleson Centennial at 1 p.m. and Mesquite Horn at 3 p.m. with both games at Field B.