Lady Cats softball capitalized on a few timely hits to win game one of the Bi-District series with Whitehouse, 3-0.
Coach David Carrillo’s team scored three runs off four hits in the 5th inning.
Parris Pickett led off the bottom frame of the inning with a single. Followed immediately by a single from Kinz Smallwood, and an error allowing Nicole Higgins to reach base, and Sulphur Springs loaded the bases with no outs.
C Anahi Velasquez got the biggest hit of the night, batting in two runs to give the Lady Cats the lead 2-0. Two batters later Jadyn Harper got another run in as Sulphur Springs got the lead for good, shutting down Whitehouse 3-0 to win game one of the Bi-District series.
A tight game until the bottom of the 5th, neither team recorded a hit until the big inning from Coach Carrillo’s squad.
P Crimson Bryant had a lights-out performance, allowing only one hit in a complete seven inning game. The junior walked three batters but struck out 16 in the win.
Sulphur Springs recorded just five hits in the game. The lone hit not previously mentioned came in the 6th inning thanks to Bryant singling in her third at-bat.
Whitehouse, on the other hand, recorded just one hit and got only four of their 24 batters on base, a horrid .208 team OBP.
The 3-0 shutout win over Whitehouse gives Coach Carrillo’s team a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series, bumping up their record to 22-2-2.
The second game of the series has the Lady Cats traveling to Whitehouse on Friday, Apr. 29 with that one set to begin on Friday at 6:30 P.M.
Game three, if necessary, has softball back at home on Saturday, Apr. 30 hosting Whitehouse at 2 P.M.
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