Sulphur Springs takes 1-0 series lead
It was a shutout with sizzle.
Taylor Clifton threw a three-hit shutout, fanning six batters as Sulphur Springs downed the Kilgore Lady Dogs 6-0 in Game 1 of a best-of-three Bi-district Class 4A softball playofsf.
The large crowd at Lady Cat field at SSHS got to see Clifton throw a masterful game, especially considering the long lay-off. Clifton allowed just three base runners on the night and Kilgore never really had a threat to score. During the middle innings, Clifton retired 15 batters in a row on a variety of dipping and darting pitches, mixed in with a fastball. Five times she retired Kilgore in order.