MOUNT PLEASANT — The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats rolled to 2-0 in district with their second consecutive shutout victory in 14-4A softball action.
Tuesday on the road, the Lady Cats got a 15-strikeout game from pitcher Hailey Dixon as they won 9-0 over Mount Pleasant.
Kaylee Anderson pounded a home run and a double, going 2 for 3 with three runs batted in as the Lady Cats scored nine times on nine hits.
Meagan McCullough was 3 for 5 from the leadoff slot, scoring twice, belting a double and knocking in one. Kiara Johnson was 2 for 4 with a run scored.
Maci McGlamery was 1 for 1 with a run plated. Dixon knocked in a run and scored once. Jaleigh Avery had one hit, two RBIs.
The game was scoreless through the first four frames.
The Lady Cats woke up from their hitting slumber big time, scoring six runs in the fifth. The highlight was Anderson’s three-run homer.
Sulphur Springs scored once more in the sixth and added two insurance runs in the seventh to secure the 9-0 victory.
Mount Pleasant was baffled all night at the dish as Dixon only allowed two hits in the game and no runs. She struck out 15 on the night, facing 27 batters. Dixon walked three in the game, throwing 112 pitches, 82 for strikes.
The Lady Cats took the win to advance to 15-8 on the year, 2-0 in district.
“It was a big win for us. It’s a huge advantage for us winning on the road like we have the past two games,” said David Carrillo, Sulphur Springs head softball coach. “I emphasized to our team that every game is going be a dog fight and I don't expect it to be any different the rest of the way out. I like the way our girls have been patient and not push the panic button in the tight ball games. We were going toe-to-toe until the fifth when were able to bust things open. Kaylee Anderson’s home run gave us the cushion we needed to put them away. Hailey Dixon pitched a great game also striking out 15.”
In the junior varsity game, Sulphur Springs won by an 18-2 according to coach Michelle Namanny. Katie Barnett had a homer and double. Kelly Osornio got the pitching win, fanning eight.
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