Lady Cats softball team take close loss to Berrien County Rebelettes

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Nashville’s Berrien County High School Rebelettes softball team edged the Bainbridge High School Lady Cats 5-4 Monday at the Lady Cats Diamond.

The game was a makeup of a Monday, Aug. 31, rain out.

The teams each scored two runs in the first inning. The Lady Cats two runs came on a single by left fielder Taylor Swanner, a stolen base, a walk to shortstop Shelbie Summerlin and two fielder’s choices produced the Lady Cats two first inning runs.

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The Lady Rebels pushed across two more runs in the top of the third to take a 4-2 lead.  A key blow in the inning was a two-run single by winning pitcher Emily Dillard.

Catcher Allyson Dowdy’s solo home run in the top of the fifth inning increased the Rebelettes lead to 5-2.

The Lady Cats pushed across their final two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Right fielder Mabry-Grace Briggs was hit by a pitch, stole second and came on a single by catcher Morgan Cannon. Cannon stole second and came home on an RBI single by third baseman Tykira Adams.

Lady Cats coach Chris Bryant said he liked the way his team kept coming back in the game.

“Berrien County is a very good team,” he said. “After they scored two in the third and one in t he fifth to go up 5-2, we scored two in the sixth to cut it to 5-4 and had the potential tying run on base.”

The Lady Cats went into Tuesday’s Region 1AAAA game with the Albany High School Lady Indians on the road with a 3-2 Region 1AAAA record and a 5-7 overall mark. They will host the Cook County High School Lady Hornets in a Region 1AAAA game today at 6 p.m. at the Lady Cats Diamond. It will be preceded by 4 p.m. game between the Lady Cats and Lady Hornets junior varsities.