Coach David Carrillo announced Monday that his team’s regional quarterfinal series now begins on Tuesday, May 9.
Lady Cats softball faces Van in a best-of-three competition for the right to advance to the fourth round of the playoffs.
The two teams play Tuesday, May 9 in Rains ISD at 6:45 p.m. However, it’s a quick turnaround for both programs as they play Wednesday, May 10 in the second game of the regional quarterfinal series at Forney.
Friday, if necessary, bring game three back at Forney’s Jackrabbit Baseball (and Softball) Complex at 6 p.m.
Last weekend, Sulfur Springs battled Mabank for the right to advance to the third round, and the Lady Cats softball did not disappoint.
Coach Carrillo’s team blanked the Lady Panthers 2-0, 7-0 to advance to the regional quarterfinals.
Kicking off the Area series with Mabank on Friday, Sulfur Springs got an early 1-0 lead in the top of the third thanks to KK Montgomery getting there first on a shot that (had it been in play) would have put it out. first class Instead, the pitch wasn’t there and Lady Cats’ RF got to second. Two batters later, with two out, Jadyn Harper hit a huge RBI double, bringing Montgomery home and giving Coach Carrillo’s team a 1-0 lead.
In the sixth, the Lady Cats got an insurance run as Harper led off with a triple, immediately followed by Reese Ragan with a single, as Sulfur Springs won 2–0 over the Lady Panthers.
Game two of the area series started as close as game one, but coach Carrillo’s team jumped out to a 1-0 lead in his first at-bat.
Another run in the third saw Sulfur Springs get another 2-0 lead over Mabank, but the fourth saw the Lady Cats really do their damage.
Scoring four runs, and another in the sixth, she saw the softball team blow out the gate of Saturday’s game as Coach Carrillo’s team won 7-0 over the Lady Panthers, sweeping Mabank to secure a bid to the Regional Quarterfinals. .
Mabank had several players in scoring position throughout the series, only to have his squad constantly bailed out of trouble by Crimson Bryant. In the two-game sweep of the Lady Panthers, the senior pitched all 14 innings, allowing just five hits between the two games. Bryant walked one batter in game two, but struck out 31 batters over the two days of Area action.
The Lady Cats with the two wins over Mabank secure a bid to the regional quarterfinals for the fourth time in seven seasons.
Sulfur Springs takes on Van in another best-of-three series, beginning Tuesday, May 9 in Rains ISD at 6:45 p.m. ) complex at 18:30
If the regional quarterfinal series with the Lady Vandals goes to a third game, it will take place on Friday, May 12 in Forney at 6 p.m.
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