HALLSVILLE — The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats were knocked off the high perch.
Sulphur Springs rolled into Hallsville alone in first place in the 13-4A softball race, two hours later they were knocked back into a tie.
The Lady Cats made five errors in the field, leading to a 7-1 loss to Hallsville in Tuesday night road softball competition. Sulphur Springs fell to 6-2 in district play, deadlocked with Texas High for first while Hallsville moved to second place, tied with Marshall at 5-3.
Both teams managed seven hits in the game. The key difference was the mistakes made by the Sulphur Springs squad which led to five unearned runs. Three infield errors opened the door for Hallsville to score two runs in the second inning and add five more in the fifth.
The lone run for Sulphur Springs was a solo homer by JaMonica Hall in the fifth inning.
Hall had two hits in the game as did Jalie Eppars. Maurie Lewis, Brittany Crawford and Kara Tomlinson had singles.
Kaci Kennedy got the loss on the mound allowing two runs, one earned on three hits. Taylor Clifton pitched four innings, allowing four hits, five runs, one of those earned and four strikeouts.
The Lady Cats play at home Thursday at 6 p.m against Pine Tree.
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