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SS girls sweep two softball tilts

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The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats took two home softball wins in Tuesday competition.
The Lady Cats went batty in the opening game with their bats pounding 16 hits as they ripped Lindale, 12-2.
Kaci Kennedy pitched a complete game for the win. The Sulphur Springs hurler had five innings on the mound, allowing two hits, two runs, two walks and fanning eight. JaMonica Hall knocked in two runs with a hit; Kennedy was 3-for-4 with two RBI; Kara Tomlinson had a two-run double; Katie Dodd was 4-for-4 including a double, with two  runs scored and one RBI; Brittani Crawford was 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI; T’Kea Johnson had one hit and and one RBI; Mac Morgan had a double and one run scored.
The Wildcats made the most of four errors in the field by the Lady Eagles.
Lindale’ s lone highlight was a homer by G. Stubblefield in the fourth inning.
Stubblefield was also the losing pitcher, getting tagged with eight runs off eight hits in 2.1 innings.
Lady Cats 2,
North Lamar 1

The second game of the day was more exciting as Sulphur Springs took a 2-1 win over North Lamar.
The Lady Cats fell behind 1-0 after three innings, but rallied for lone runs in the fourth and sixth innings to get the hard-fought win.
Kennedy again got the win with relief help by Baylee Speaker. Kennedy pitched six innings, allowing four hits, one run, one walk and striking out five, facing 24 batters. Speaker pitched to five batters, striking out two, allowing one hit and no runs to earn the save.
Top hitters for the Lady Cats were Morgan going 2-for-3 with a double and a solo homer. Crawford also had a single. Lewis knocked in a run with a hit.
Neither team hit the ball well with North Lamar held to five hits, while the Lady Cats got four.
The Lady Cats will play Thursday through Saturday in the Whitewright Tournament with the  ninth grade participating.
The varsity will play Thursday through Saturday in the Allen softball tournament.
For the year the team is 7-1 and hitting .407 at the dish.
Top hitters include: Morgan with a .640 average, 16 hits, 16 runs scored, two doubles, two triples, one homer and 10 RBI; Kennedy is hitting .500 with seven hits and five RBI; Speaker is also hitting .500. Maurie Lewis has a .480 average and leads the team with 16 RBI from 12 hits and three doubles and home run with 14 runs scored.




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