The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats played a pair of games Thursday, as they kicked off their play in the Royse City tournament.
The Lady Cats first game of the day was against Ursuline Academy, in which they were the away team. Crimson Bryant was on the mound for the Lady Cats, and found herself in a pitchers duel for the first few innings.
The Sulphur Springs offense didn’t get things going until the top of the fourth, when they put together a huge six-run inning. Addison Caddell got the scoring started, when she laid down a bunt that brought in Reese Ragan for the first run of the night.
The Lady Cats went on to score five more runs in the frame, giving Bryant a huge 6-0 lead to work with. Bryant completely shut Ursuline Academy down in the final few frames, securing the 6-0 win for the Lady Cats.
Bryant picked up the win, going all five innings without allowing a run. She allowed just two hits while picking up a dozen strikeouts.
Parris Pickett, Kinzlie Smallwood and Katie Johns led the way offensively for Sulphur Springs, each picking up one hit. Johns also had the only RBI in the game for Sulphur Springs.
The Lady Cats were the home team in their second game, this time going up against Mineola. Mineola got off to a hot start, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the first, but Sulphur Springs answered right back with a two-run inning for their own to tie things up.
After Mineola adding another pair of runs in the top of the second, The Lady Cats turned their offense up another notch, putting together a huge bottom of the second. Sulphur Springs opened the inning by drawing three consecutive walks, loading the bases for Ragan who hit a sacrifice fly.
Trailing by one and with two runners on, Caddell hit a huge three-run home run, giving her team a 6-4 lead. Sulphur Springs added another run on a two-out double from Pickett, giving the Lady Cats a three-run lead.
Sulphur Springs went on to add another three runs to their lead in the bottom of the fourth, winning the game by a final score of 10-4.
Caddell picked up the win, allowing four runs in four innings. She also led the team with a big 3-for-3 game, driving in four runs and scoring once.
The pair of wins improve the Lady Cats’ record to 7-1-3 on the season.