The Lady Cats offense scored early and often, beating district foe Texas High 8-1 at Lady Cat Park on Tuesday, Apr. 13.
“I thought [today’s victory] was very business-like,” Coach David Carrillo said about Tuesday’s win over the Lady Tigers.
Sulphur Springs was able to strike first, scoring the first run of the game in the bottom of the first thanks to 3B Addison Caddell singling to get Nylah Lindley home.
The Lady Cats added on 2 more runs in the bottom of the third, thanks to Caddell getting her second RBI of the night which got Lindley home, then the next batter, starting P Crimson Bryant, was able to come in after Caddell and nail a 2 RBI single to get both Magnuson and Smallwood (PR for Caddell) home to make it a 4-0 game over Texas High after only three innings.
Jayden Harper crushed a ball over the deep left-field wall to make it 5-1, then two batters later Caddell recorded her third and final RBI of the night when she singled to get Magnuson home to make it 6-1 over Texas High.
“Addison is on fire right now,” Coach Carrillo said about his star 3B. The Sulphur Springs coach said that Caddell puts in the work and is “getting hot at the right time.”
Caddell finished 3 for 4 on the night with three RBIs and three singles in the win over the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Cats were not done after Caddell’s third RBI, though, as Harper added another RBI in the bottom of the sixth when she singled to get 2B Matti Smith home, then two batters later Magnuson hit a sacrifice bunt to get Nylah Lindley home en route to a 8-1 victory over the Lady Tigers.
For the 10th straight game, the Lady Cats softball team has emerged victorious. Nine of those victories came against district foes.
“I’ve been proud of the way the girls have responded,” Coach Carrillo said after the win reflecting on his team’s 10-game win streak, and said that “10 wins in this district is pretty dang good.”
The Sulphur Springs coach said he was impressed with the way his team has gotten better since the beginning of the year. He did think there were improvements to be made on both sides of the ball as he believes the Lady Cats must be more consistent.
“I thought we fell kind of flat [offensively]” Coach Carrillo said, and on defense the Sulphur Springs coach said the team has to work on the short game.
Another plate appearance, another victory for Crimson Bryant, as she pitched a complete game, going seven innings, and allowing only one ER on four hits. The Sulphur Springs starting pitcher struck out 14 Lady Tigers and walked four Texas High batters.
Speaking on what a difference-maker like Bryant brings to the team, Coach Carrillo said that Bryant is “An outstanding pitcher,” adding that Sulphur Springs is “very blessed to have her.”
With the win, the Lady Cats season record improves to 19-3 overall (9-1 district). Next up, Coach Carrillo and his squad will be back on the road to make the long trek out to Marshall to take on the Lady Mavs. That game is set to tee off on Friday at 6 P.M.