Lady Cats softball drops first game at Lady Cat Park
Feb. 22, 2006 - Playing in cold, misty weather, the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats got their game in against Mesquite Poteet on Tuesday, but also took their first loss of the season.
Poteet used an eight-hit attack to down Sulphur Springs, 6-1, at Lady Cat Park.
Sulphur Springs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when freshman outfielder Brittany Crawford tripled and scored on a wild pitch. But, despite the Lady Cats getting four more hits and four walks, they couldn't push across another run against Poteet pitcher Katherine Helmig.
"We left six runners in scoring position," said SSHS coach Eric Buck. "We had five hits and four walks, so we had baserunners, but we couldn't get the key hit to drive them in."
Poteet's Heather Fortenberry's extra-base hit tied the game in the third inning against SSHS freshman pitcher Katie Dodd, who started and worked the first three innings. She gave up three hits and walked two while fanning one.
Sophomore Marci Womack took the loss as Poteet scored four times in two innings on three hits and two walks. Junior Tarra Morton pitched the final two innings, giving up one unearned run on two hits while striking out two.
"In the field, we made three errors last night, and that played into some of the runs being scored," Buck explained.
The Lady Cats (1-1) got production from the top of the order. Leadoff hitter Amanda McGowin had two hits as did No. 2 hitter Crawford. Junior outfielder Kristen McDonald had the other SSHS hit.
The Lady Cats will travel to Corsicana this weekend for the three-day Corsicana Classic. They will play Cedar Park at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in pool play, and continue on Friday with games at 1:30 p.m. against Terrell, at 4:30 p.m. versus Reicher, and at 7:30 p.m. against The Colony. Bracket play begins on Saturday afternoon.