The Lady Cats of Sulphur Springs bested Hallsville 2-0 on Monday, Apr. 26 in Mt. Pleasant to become the #1 seed from district 15-5A in the playoffs.
The two teams looked to be in a pitcher’s duel through 2 innings, as neither team could manage runs.
SS Parris Pickett hit a double in the bottom of the second that looked as though it could have gone the distance, but her hit bounced off of the center field wall and Pickett stayed put at second.
Coach David Carrillo’s Lady Cats did manage to put the first runs on the board when 1B Nylah Lindley nailed a single shot to deep center field to get the first run of the game and give Sulphur Springs a 1-0 advantage.
Pickett did manage to go yard in her next at-bat, and much like Lindley’s HR, Sulphur Springs’ SS crushed a ball to deep center field to make it a 2-0 lead for the Lady Cats.
That would be all she wrote, though, as Sulphur Springs left Mt. Pleasant with its second victory against Hallsville this season. The two Lady Cats teams have now played each other three times after Monday night’s game.
Hallsville had no answers for starting pitcher Crimson Bryant, who pitched a complete 7 inning game giving up no runs on 3 hits. The Sulphur Springs ace struck out 7 Lady Cats batters while allowing no walks.
With the win, the Lady Cats season record is now 22-3 overall (11-1 district). The win over Hallsville gave Sulphur Springs the #1 seed from district 15-5A in the playoffs.
Next up, Coach Carrillo and his squad will be taking on Lufkin in the Bi-District round of playoffs held this weekend. The dates and times of the Bi-District round games have yet to be determined.