You can’t get better than perfection.
While the 5-1 win by Sulphur Springs Friday over Texas High wasn’t a perfect game, it kept the Lady Cats record 3-0 in district.
“I am so proud of the girls,” said David Carrillo, Sulphur Springs head softball coach.
The Lady Cats (16-8 overall) had to overcome an early Texas High rally, but still won the game.
The cold playing conditions and brisk wind did little to deter the focused Lady Cats.
Sulphur Springs has outscored district opponents, 20-1 in three games.
Haylee Chester was a terror at the plate, going 3 for 3 clouting a double, triple and two runs batted in. Makayla Glosson also knocked in two with a double and scored once.
Leadoff hitter Meagan McCullough set the stage, going 3 for 4. Kaylee Anderson and Macy McGlamery also added hits.
Texas High scored an unearned run to take a 1-0 lead. After that it was all good for the Lady Cats. Texas High did not score the remainder of the game.
Sulphur Springs tied the game in the second when Chester knocked in a run.
The Lady Cats got three runs in the fifth to pad the lead to 4-1.
Sulphur Springs added an insurance run in the sixth and won by the 5-1 final.
Hailey Dixon got the pitching win for the Lady Cats. The senior hurler went all seven innings, facing 28 batters. She struck out six, walked three, allowed three hits, no earned runs. Dixon threw 120 pitches, 68 for strikes as she went to 3-0 in district.
Carrillo added, “Chester had a great night at the plate and Dixon pitched a great game. It’s been a team first mentality for us this year and the kids have responded well.”
In the junior varsity game Friday, Sulphur Springs won 9-4. Kelly Osornio was the winning pitcher. Lexi Moore had a triple and Tamra Rushing doubled.
The Lady Cats play Tuesday at Hallsville, varsity at 6 p.m.
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