The Lady Cats Softball Team turned a tense game into a one-sided contest on the strength of one huge inning Friday evening (April 16) in Marshall.
The Lady Cats scored a single run in the top of the first inning and it looked for a long time that might be all they would get.
Then in the top of the fifth, the Lady Cats exploded for 12 runs. The final score was 13-0.
Lady Cats ace Crimson Bryant was her usual strong self throwing a 5 inning shutout allowing only 2 hits while striking out 14 and walking 1. Of 15 total Marshall outs, 14 came on Bryant strikeouts.
The Lady Cats hitting and RBI crew included Nylah Lindley who was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s, 3 runs scored and 2 doubles. Lindley was also hit by a pitch. Also Addison Caddell who was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s, a run scored, a double and a walk. And Bryant who was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Then there was a large crew of players who got on base and scored runs. Jadyn Harper scored 2 runs and walked. Grace Magnuson scored 2 runs and walked twice. Nicole Higgins scored a run and walked. Parris Pickett was hit by a pitch and she scored a run and walked. Addison DeSmet scored 2 runs and walked twice. Matti Smith walked. Kinz Smallwood scored a run.
The Lady Cats continue to roll winning their 11th straight game and 10th straight district contest. Their district record is 10-1 and they are 20-3 for the season.
Next the Lady Cats host Pine Tree at Lady Cat Park on Tuesday on Senior Night.