Lady Cats JV tourney champs

Published 7:22 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Coach April Powell’s Bainbridge High School junior varsity Lady Cats softball team won four of five games Saturday at Bill Reynolds Sports Park to win the Lady Cats Invitational Tournament championship.

They opened tournament play with an 18-8 victory over the Cairo junior varsity Syrupmaids.

They scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 5-2 lead. Brooke Bates drew a walk to open the Lady Cats’ first and inning, and later stole second. She came around to score when Brittany Moore followed with an RBI single. Moore stole second and came in on a single by Caitlyn Dunlap.

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In their second tournament game, the junior varsity Lady Cats rolled to an 18-0 victory over the Lanier County junior varsity.

Their big scoring inning was the second, when they rallied for 11 runs. Key blows in the inning were two-run singles by Jordan Graham and Summer Kirkland, and RBI singles by Brooke Bates, Caitlyn Dunlap and Brittany Moore.

The Lady Cats followed up their big win over Lanier County with a 5-4 victory over the Colquitt County junior varsity Lady Packers. They scored two runs in the fifth inning to pull out the victory. Megan Vaughn and Malasia Taylor banged out back-to-back singles and came around to score on back-to-back two-out singles by Morgan Phillips and Caitlyn Dunlap.

In game four, the junior varsity Lady Packers bounced back to shut out the Lady Cats 16-0. But Bainbridge bounced back to seal the championship with a 10-8 victory over the Lady Packers.

Their big scoring inning was the third, when they rallied for five runs. Jordan Graham ignited the rally with a two-out single.

After Summer Kirkland followed with a single, Morgan Phillips banged out an RBI single. Caitlyn Dunlap got two more runs home with a single.