Softball won their sixth straight district contest, securing a perfect 6-0 record after the first half of their district season.
Scoring came at a premium for both teams, as neither school could find answers on offense.
It wasn’t until the 4th inning that Sulphur Springs got the first run for either team.
Errors proved costly for the visiting Lady Pirates, as Pine Tree coughed up three errors, two of which either helped a Lady Cat score or at the very least put a runner in scoring position.
Those same errors allowed two Lady Cats to advance to second with a third error resulting in a member of Coach Carrillo’s team crossing home to give softball a 2-0 lead Friday.
In the bottom of the 6th, Parris Pickett lead-off with a double. Two back-to-back singles later, followed shortly thereafter with a ground out, and Sulphur Springs held a huge 4-0 lead.
A walk and three strikeouts later, the Lady Cats found themselves a perfect 6-0 after one half of district play.
The Lady Pirates managed just a hit Friday in the loss to Sulphur Springs.
Pitching ace Crimson Bryant did her part, winning her fifth district game in six starts after striking out 19 Lady Pine Tree batters, only allowing one hit and walking two in the win.
Friday’s win firmly keeps softball in 1st place in District 15-5A. The shutout home victory over Pine Tree gives Coach Carrillo’s team a 16-1-2 record (6-0 district).
Next up, softball has a bye Tuesday before resuming action next Friday, Apr. 1 in Hallsville.
The showdown rematch from the district opener tees off at Lady Cat Park in Hallsville next Friday at 6 P.M.