Lady Cats are ‘Invitational’ champs

Published 7:35 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BAINBRIDGE HEAD COACH Eugene Singletary congratulates his players after an especially good play at a Saturday tournament game.|Joe Crine

The Bainbridge High School Lady Cats softball team went undefeated last weekend, winning three straight games at Bill Reynolds Sports Park, to capture the Lady Cats Invitational Tournament championship.

Play opened on Friday with the Lady Cats downing the Early County High School, Lady Wildcats 7-6.

They took control early, grabbing a 4-2 lead after one. Key hits in the inning were RBI singles by pitcher Caitlin Cato, catcher Kristen Bennett, third baseman Laura Griner and first baseman Lindsey Griner.

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They picked up two runs in the sixth to pull out the victory. They were scored by shortstop Briana Wade and pitcher Caitlin Cato, who both singled.

On Saturday, the Lady Cats defeated the Cairo High School Syrupmaids 14-2 and downed the Lanier County High School Lady Bulldogs 10-2.

Their big scoring innings against the Syrupmaids were the second and sixth. They scored four runs in both innings.

Pitcher Avis Jackson, shortstop Briana Wade and catcher Kristen Bennett all walked and scored in the second, while left fielder Diamond Bouie beat out a bunt and scored.

Key blow in the sixth inning was a two run double by catcher Kristen Bennett.

A seven run sixth inning powered the Lady Cats to their win over Lanier County. Key blows in the inning were two run singles by first baseman Lindsey Griner and catcher Kristen Bennett.

Joe Crine can be reached by e-mail at, or by telephone at (229) 246-2827, Ext. 116.