On Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats Softball team traveled out to the DFW metroplex for a scrimmage against McKinney North. While both teams featured stout pitching through the first third of the game, the visiting Lady Cats offense proved to be too much for the Lady Bulldogs as Sulphur Springs cruised to an 11-0 shutout scrimmage victory.
What looked like a scrimmage that featured pitching at its finest through 3 innings, quickly changed when the Lady Cats walked up to the plate in the fourth inning. Sulphur Springs put a run on the board in the fourth inning, breaking the 0-0 tie up to that point, and never looked back: the visiting Lady Cats exploded in the 5th inning, putting four more runs on the board to make it a 5-0 lead as the scrimmage grew closer to an end.
Coach David Carillo and his squad weren’t done there, though, for they managed to get another assurance run in the sixth, and a few north in the seventh en-route to a smashing 11-0 shutout scrimmage victory at McKinney North.
These two teams played last year, before the COVID-19 pandemic broke-out, and while this game wasn’t exactly the 20-6 home defeat the Lady Bulldogs suffered last year versus the Lady Cats, an 11-0 scrimmage victory against a fellow 5A school is big nonetheless for Carrillo’s squad.
The Junior Varsity team also emerged victorious against the Lady Bulldogs, in a 11-5 victory filled with offensive fireworks.
Next up, the Lady Cats will travel out to Royce City for another scrimmage on Tuesday, Feb. 9, with JV playing the Bulldogs at 5 P.M. and the Varsity following at 6:30 P.M.