Lady Cats shipwreck Pirates with 8-0 home win

Published 8:29 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Softball

Lady Cat senior right fielder Zakiya Callaway slams the ball at the plate during last Friday’s home game against the Miller County Pirates. Her RBI single in the first inning helped fuel Bainbridge’s early offensive efforts. — Jessica Cannon

Coach Amy Thomas’s Bainbridge High School lady Cats softball team shut out the Miller County High School Lady Pirates 8-0 Friday at the Lady Cats Diamond.

The Lady Cats took command of the game early, scoring six runs in the first three innings.

A ground out by Tori Sprenkle, a passed ball in the first inning, an RBI single by Zakiva Callaway and a wild pitch in the second inning fueled the Lady Cats offense early.

The Lady Cats Tykira was perfect at the plate. She went 2-for-2 singling in the second and third innings. Lady Cats pitcher Brooke Bates hurled five innings and picked up the victory. She allowed just three hits and struck out seven.

“Brooke Bates was in control the entire game,” coach Thomas said. “Her ball has a lot of movement and it always gives batters trouble. They have difficulty timing it and often swing and miss early in the count.”

Green, the Lady Pirates losing pitcher, walked three and struck out four in her four innings of work.

The Lady Cats came up with two run rallies in the third and fourth innings. Sprenkle came home on an RBI single by Adams in the third inning.

The Lady Cats scheduled Monday home game with the Lee County High School Lady Trojans was canceled due to rain. They will return to action Thursday when they travel to Albany to take on the Dougherty High School Lady Trojans in a Region 1-AAAA game.