Lady Cats grab two region wins as undefeated streak continues

Published 3:13 pm Friday, September 7, 2018

Tuesday afternoon started off with a lightening warning, but the Varsity Lady Cats softball team were hoping for a miracle, so they could still play in the region matchup against Thomas County Central.

That’s when the sirens gave the all clear and the girls headed onto the field, despite it still raining.

The team was on fire, especially pitcher Lexie Delbrey, who didn’t allow a single run and helped gain the 9-0 victory.  Delbrey earned her 100th strikeout of the season during the game, which was an especially exciting moment for such a tough region opponent.

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Mabry Grace Briggs and Mckynleigh Harrell also contributed to the win, when they batted in three RBIs during the fifth inning.

“Our bats were on fire,” Coach Christopher Bryant said. “When you put excellent pitching and hard hitting together, the sky is the limit.”

In total, the team racked up nine hits with Harrell and Briggs leading the team in hits. Harrell also made the most plays of the night with eight total.

Brianna Doughty took the loss for TCC. She allowed nine hits and nine runs over four and a third innings, striking out two.

Bryant said beating TCC was a huge plus for the team.

“For years that has always been a tough game for Bainbridge in all sports, for my girls to run rule TCC spoke volumes of our capabilities,” Bryant said.

Thursday afternoon, the team headed back to the field for another region matchup against Veterans.

Delbrey pitched another no-hitter, which lead to a 2-0 victory.

Harrell opened up the game in the first inning, singling on 2-1 count and scoring one run.

Veterans refused to give up, though. Pitcher, Emily Myers lasted six innings and only allowed six hits.

However, Harrell went deep in the fifth inning and tallied a home run, giving the Lady Cats the win. She went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the team in hits.

The win gave the Lady Cats a new record of 12-0 for the season and 3-0 in region play.

“The ladies have done a great job taking the season one game at a time and it’s paying off,” Bryant said.

Bryant and the team also acknowledged all the fans who have been coming to support them at the game and wanted to thank them for coming to watch and cheer them on.