Softball teams drop two of three

Published 2:57 pm Friday, September 18, 2009

The Bainbridge High School varsity Lady Cats softball team split two games with the Miller County Lady Pirates and Lee County Lady Trojans this week, while the junior varsity Lady Cats dropped a close 3-2 game to the junior varsity Lady Trojans that was decided by a tie breaker.

Action began on Monday with the varsity Lady Cats, who are now 5-4 overall and 2-3 in Region 1AAAA play, defeating Miller County 12-4 at Bill Reynolds Sports Park’s No. 2 complex.

On Tuesday, the varsity Lady Cats were shutout 10-0 by the varsity Lady Trojans in a Region 1AAAA game in Leesburg. The junior varsity Lady Cats tie-breaker loss also came Tuesday in Leesburg.

In their big 12-4 Monday win over the Lady Pirates, the Lady Cats scored five runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-1 lead and never looked back.

Tiffany Hand and Bria Harris started the Lady Cats second with consecutive singles to ignite the rally. The Lady Cats scored three more in the third to ice the victory. Kristen Bennett had a key RBI single in the inning.

The most serious scoring threat for the Lady Cats in their 10-0 loss to the Lady Trojans came in the fourth when they put two runners aboard. Avis Jackson was safe on a fielders choice and moved up to second when Diamond Bouie singled.

The Lady Cats junior varsity game with the junior varsity Lady Trojans was tied 1-1 at the end of the regulation five innings. The Lady Cats went ahead 1-0 in the top of the third when Kem Green singled with one away, moved to second on a passed ball, went to third on a sacrifice and came in on a single by Courtney Cooper.

The Lady Trojans tied it up 1-1 in the bottom of the third on a single, a stolen base and an error.

Under the tie-breaker system, each team has the opportunity to start an extra inning with a runner on second base. The Lady Cats scored one run in their extra inning, but the Lady Cats scored two in theirs to pull out the victory.