Lady Cats use big inning to defeat Worth County

Published 5:32 pm Friday, October 7, 2016

The Bainbridge High softball team ended the regular season on a high note Tuesday evening as they defeated Worth County 4-2 for their second straight win. The Lady Cats (8-11) took an early lead in the top of the third and then put the game away with three runs in the top of the fifth.

Worth County out hit the Lady Cats nine to eight, but couldn’t capitalize on the advantage as they stranded 10 runners on base.

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Haley Thompson reached base in the top of the third after she was hit by a pitch. The next Bainbridge batter struck out and then Desirae Beachem doubled to center field scoring Thompson all the way from first.

The Lady Cats added to their lead with a big fifth inning, scoring three runs in the inning.

Thompson walked to lead off the inning. Taylor Swanner singled to center field and Beachem singles past the second baseman to load the bases with no outs. Mabry-Grace Briggs drove in two runs with a double to center field.

Tori Sprenkle drove in the third run of the inning on a ground out second base.

Worth County cut into the Lady Cats lead with run in the bottom of the fifth and a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh, but Bainbridge was able to old on the 4-2 victory.

The Lady Cats qualified for the state playoffs as the fourth place team in region 1-AAAAA and they will play Whitewater in the first round. The first two games of the series will be played on Wednesday and a decisive third game will be played on Thursday if necessary.