LONGVIEW — Just one day after signing a college scholarship, Lady Cats pitcher Hailey Dixon was still pumped up.
The senior right-hander struck out 11 of 17 batters she faced Thursday throwing a no-hitter as Sulphur Springs won 16-0.
Dixon threw 76 pitches, 48 for strikes in the five inning game as she walked one batter in the shut out gem.
Sulphur Springs started quickly in the contest posting four runs in the first inning and adding seven more in the third to bolt ahead 10-0 before the dust had settled on the softball diamond.
The Lady Cats erupted for five more in the fifth to win the game by the 10-run rule.
Eight different Lady Cats had at least one hit each.
Dixon was 2 for 3 and knocked in three to highlight the Lady Cats offense. Meagan McCullough had two hits, two runs plated and scored once from the leadoff slot. Toni Cody slapped a double and plated two runs. Kiara Johnson knocked in two with a double. Kelsie Adams and Kaylee Anderson had RBI singles. Maci McGlamery also knocked in a run. Jaleigh Avery doubled home a run. Also getting a hit was Makayla Glosson.
The win advanced the Sulphur Springs record to 4-1 in district, 17-9 for the year. Pine Tree fell to 9-15, 0-5.
“It was a great way to end the first round of district. Dixon pitched a no hitter and offensively McCullough and Dixon had two hits to pace the offensive attack,” said David Carrillo, Lady Cats head softball coach. “We need to win from here on out to have any hope of winning a district championship. We are just going to take it one game at a time and get ready for the big push as the second half of district resumes next Friday vs. Marshall at Lady Cat Park.”
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