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SS freshmen win softball tournament

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The Sulphur Springs freshmen softball team recently won Hallsville tournament taking five wins and a tie against area teams.
The freshmen outscored teams 60-7 in the rout for the first place title.
Sulphur Springs beat Spring Hill, 11-1 in the first game.
Top pitchers were Katie Dougan pitching three innings, striking out eight, allowing no runs while Marissa Kelty gave up one unearned run in three innings,  striking out two.
Dougan was 3-for-4 at the plate with two triples and three runs scored to lead the hitting assault. Alex Darden was 2-for-4 with one run; Alex McGahee was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored; Kelty was 1-for-2 with a run scored; Courtney Dunlap had two doubles and a single, one run scored; Bridget Bowen was 1-for-3 with one run scored; Chelsy Meadows drew a walk and scored.
The Sulphur Springs team then got really rolling as they whipped Whitehouse, 19-1.
Dougan got the pitching win with six strikeouts in three innings as she faced 13 batters. She also had a 4-for-4 night at the plate with three doubles, one triple and four runs scored.
Other top hitters included, Katie Stewart, two runs off two walks; Gracie Cable was 1-for-3, three runs scored; McGahee, 1-for-4, two runs scored; Alex Darden, 1-for-3, three runs scored; Dunlap, two singles, one double, two runs scored; Kelty, 1-for-3, two runs scored; Taylor Hawkins, 1-for-3, one run scored; Petty, 1-for-3, one run scored.
The ‘Cats then took a 10-0 win over Lindale. Dougan struck out seven of the 12 batters she faced in two innings. Kelty pitched in relief with four strikeouts in two innings work.
Top hitters were: McGahee with a double and a run scored; Dunlap, one double, a run scored; Darden, one hit, three runs scored; Morgan Shear, 2-for-4, three runs scored.
The team tied the host school Hallsville 2-all in a game called due to the tournament time limit. Dougan had four strikeouts on the mound. McGahee scored a run. Gracie Cable scored when she was knocked home by a hit by Darden.
The ‘Cats returned to their winning ways, blasting Longview 11-0. Dougan struck out eight in four innings to get the win. She also had two hits and two runs scored. Other hitters were, Katie Stewart with a double, triple and two runs scored; McGahee, 1-for-3, two runs scored; Dunlap, 2-for-3, one run scored; Shear had a single and scored a run.
Sulphur Springs took a 7-2 win over Carthage. Dougan struckout three batters in one inning of work while Morgan Merrill had four strikeouts in two innings as did Kelty.
Dunlap had a double and a single, scoring twice; Kelty had a double and a run while Cable singled and scored.
In non-tournament play, the team beat Cumby 8-2 in recent action. Dougan had seven strike outs in four innings. Kelty had a run scored, McGahee, Cable and Dunlap had one hit each and scored.



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