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Lady Cats rip MP, 11-3; take co-championship

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MOUNT PLEASANT — The visitors dugout was a sea of smiles after an 11-3 win Friday night by the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats.

Not only did the Lady Cats clinch the co-championship of the District 13-4A softball race with the big win, but they got the pleasure of defeating a rival.

From the beginning of the game it was evident that the home-standing Lady Tigers were no match for the Lady Cats as Sulphur Springs erupted for eight runs in the second inning.

“We’re pleased and excited to be in the playoffs. We are going to do a coin flip to see who the top seed in the district will be,” said Sulphur Springs head softball coach David Carrillo.

Carrillo said, “This district was tough, it shows you that with the last game of the year means a lot to both teams. When we start in the playoffs we will be battle-tested because of our tough district.”

The Lady Cats jumped ahead 8-2 early and cruised to the win over Mount Pleasant. Sulphur Springs banged out 13 hits in the one-sided game.

Mac Morgan was 3-for-3 at the dish with two runs scored an one RBI; Maurie Lewis knocked in three with a hit; Kara Tomlinson and TKea Johnson each had two hits and two RBIs; Brittani Crawford was 3-for-4 with two runs scored; JaMonica Hall knoced in two runs with a hit; Katie Dodd had one hit, one RBI.

Kaci Kennedy was the starting pitcher and got the win. She went three innings, allowing three hits, two runs, striking out two and walking none facing 12 batters. She threw 35 pitches, 25 for strikes. Taylor Clifton pitched the final four innings for the save. She struck out four allowing one run off two hits, walking one. Clifton hurled 56 pitches, 40 were strikes.

The Lady Cats arae 22-9 for the year, 9-3 in district. The team tied Texas High for the top spot in the district.

Sulphur Springs will face on a foe from District 14-3A at this point, probably Whitehouse or Kilgore. Whitehouse was interested in a home-and-home flip while Kilgore wants to play one game at a neutral site.

 

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