The hits just keep on coming for the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats.
Sulphur Springs took a 13-0 win over Mabank Thursday morning to open the SS softball tournament.
The Lady Cats pounded out a dozen hits to win 12-6 in the Thursday evening game against Rockwall-Heath.
Lady Cats 12,
Lady Hawks 6
Taylor Clifton pitched a complete game for Sulphur Springs. She alloweds six runs off seven hits and struck out two.Victoria Combs was the losing for Rockwall-Heath.
Maurie Lewis was the hitting star with a grand slam home run and four runs batted in for Sulphur Spring.
Brittani Crawford had two singles and two RBI; Kaci Kennedy had a bunt hit and two doubles and two RBI in the game.
Also driving in runs were JaMonica Hall and Mac Morgan.
Despite playing at home, Sulphur Springs was the visiting team in the tournament format.
In the top of the first, a single by Lewis was wasted and she was left stranded on the bases.
The Lady Hawks were also unable to score in the first frame with Taylor McLoughin reaching on a walk, stealing second. She took third on an infield out, but was later thrown out at the plate to keep it a scoreless game.
In the top of the second the bats got red-hot for the Lady Cats as they sent 15 batters to plate and scored 10 runs.
Crawford began the rally with a single and stole second. Krista McMahan drew a walk and Kennedy reached on a rolling bunt to load the sacks. T’Kea Johnson grounded out. Crawford scored on a wild pitch. Kara Tomlinson reached on a walk. Hall coaxed a walk and another run scored giving the Lady Cats a 2-0 lead.
Rockwall-Heath changed pitchers with Hall greeting the new hurler with a single to right field to plate another run. Lewis then cleared the sacks with a home run over the left field fence. The grand slam gave the home team a 7-0 lead. The hitting did not stop as Sulphur Springs added three more runs during the rally.
Rockwall-Heath added one run in the bottom of the second and scored two runs in the third and fourth to make it a 10-5 ball game into the fifth frame.
Crawford came through in the clock with a bases loaded, two out single to plate two runs and make the final 12-6.
Sulphur Springs plays today at the SSHS field with a 4 p.m. game against Frisco Wakeland and a 6 p.m. matchup against Frisco Liberty.
“These teams are really good, they will give us a test,” said SSHS head softball coach David Carrillo.
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