Lady Cats clinch spot in state tournament

Published 3:53 pm Thursday, October 9, 2014

Coach Amy Thomas’s Bainbridge High School Lady Cats softball team clinched a spot in the State Class AAAA Tournament with a 13-1 victory over the Monroe High School Lady Tornadoes and a 1-0 victory over the Worth County High School Lady Rams at the Region 1-AAAA Tournament Tuesday in Albany.

Wednesday, the Lady Cats lost 10-2 to the Crisp County High School Lady Cougars.

During game one Tuesday, the Lady Cats scored three runs in the bottom of the third and two more in the bottom of the fourth to pull away against the Lady Tornadoes.

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Winning pitcher Brooke Bates sparked a two run bottom of the fourth inning rally against the Lady Tornadoes with a line drive double to center field driving in Thyra Smart who singled. Bates doubled twice and walked.

First baseman Tori Sprenkle and Maegan Harrison singled and came around to score in the third inning.

In their 1-0 state tournament clinching victory over Worth County, the Lady Cats scored their winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Tykira Adams, who singled, stole home for the winning run

Bates struck out 13 in the shutout win over Worth County. She allowed just one hit over seven innings.