Lady Cats softball ends season with losses to Whitewater

Published 4:08 pm Friday, October 11, 2019

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Tuesday afternoon the Lady Cats softball team ended their season after a doubleheader loss to Whitewater.

The Lady Cats struggled to keep up in the first game, losing 8-0. However, pitcher Lexie Delbrey did hit a single in the second inning, allowing for the Lady Cats to get on base. Keyleigh Brinson and Alaina Cox also helped get players on base, each managing one hit.

E. Vessel won for Whitewater. She went six innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out four and walking zero.

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Delbrey took the loss for Bainbridge. She went four and a third innings, allowing four runs on two hits and striking out seven. Emily McCullough relieved Delbrey and threw two-thirds of an inning.

While Delbrey took the loss, she had plenty to be proud of. She pitched her 600th strikeout during the doubleheader.

Entering the second game, Bainbridge Lady Cats were determined to make a comeback.

Whitewater got on the board in the first inning, when a player grounded out, scoring one run. However, the Lady Cats evened it up in the bottom of the first, when an error allowed for them to score.

Heading into the second inning, the Lady Cats took the lead, but in the top of the fifth Whitewater made a comeback for good.

Whitewater’s #20 doubled on a 2-2 count and scored two runs, before scoring seven runs in the sixth inning.

The Lady Cats reportedly had a tough time containing Whitewater defensively and Whitewater’s offense was led by #11, #10, #7, #8 and #21, who all made RBIs.

Anna Beth Bibby led the Lady Cats in at bats. She had two hits in four at bats.

Delbrey took the loss for the Lady Cats, lasting five and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and nine runs while striking out six. However, McCullough threw one-third of an inning in relief.

Although this was not the result the Lady Cats hoped for, they grew as a team and as players and hope to come back victorious next season.