Lady Cats claw out 6-1 win over Worth County

Published 3:22 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Bainbridge Lady Cats softball team is back and better than ever. Monday afternoon the team took on Worth County, where they took home a victory of 6-1.

The Lady Cats got things started in the first inning.

Worth County’s pitcher hit Anna Beth Bibby and Halle Cannon, giving up two bases, before walking Lexie Delbrey and Taralyn Brown. The team scored a run automatically, but didn’t stop there.

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Kailyn Wilson then hit a bunt, bringing home Cannon and giving the Lady Cats a 2-0 lead. Finally, Abbigayle Hamilton stole home on the last play of the first inning, allowing for a 3-0 lead heading into the remainder of the game.

Runs opened up again in the top of the fifth inning, when Worth County got on the board, making the score 3-1.

However, going into the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Cats made it clear they were going to win.

Delbrey hit a double, bringing in Cannon and Bibby before Hamilton scored on a wild pitch, making the final score 6-1.

Brooke Hall took the loss for Worth County. She lasted six innings, allowing two hits and six runs, while striking out four.

Delbrey won for the Lady Cats. She allowed one run over six and two-thirds innings, striking out 15 and walking zero.

Delbrey also led the team in hits, along with Wilson. Cannon made the most plays with 16, while Mallory Williams made the most plays for Worth County with nine.

Coach Christopher Bryant was excited for the second win in a row.

“They are really starting to play for each other,” he said. “They are playing a team ball game now and willing to lay it on the line for one another.”

Since the two wins, Bryant said he can see a major change in the team’s attitude.

“It’s definitely lit a fire… you can even see it when they talk to each other in the hallway at school,” he said.

Bryant is hoping for another win at their away game against Lowndes County and future games to come.