Lady Cats go 2-1 at Nettleton Tournament

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Trumann Lady Wildcats went into the Nettleton Tournament Friday hoping to improve upon the 4-4 record they had gained on the year. The did improve on the mark, but only by one game as they went 2-1 for the tournament.

Lady Wildcats 16, Lady Greyhounds 7

"We had a lot of stats this game," coach Brian Haynes said after the tournament concluded. "Everyone scored."

In fact, not quite everyone scored, but everyone got a chance to play in the opening win.

Hailey Brewer pitched all three games in their entirety giving up five hits and five walks while striking out seven. Brewer also was 3 for 4 at the plate with a run scored.

The Lady Cats opened the first inning with four runs followed by five in the second. The Lady Hounds responded with all seven of their runs in the second to make it close, 9-7, going into the top of the third.

Trumann then blew it open, though with five more runs in the third and two in the fourth to close out the scoring.

Christin Guthrie led the offense with a 3 for 3, two run day. Molly Begley and Starla Toddy emulated followed Brewer at 3 for 4 with Begley getting three runs and Toddy two. Also registering hits were Kaelynn Benson going 2 for 3 with two runs, Cecila Moye 2 for 4 with three runs, Bailey Ballard with 2 for 4, Brianna Crume 2 for 5 with two runs and Kayli Wright at 1 for 3 with one run.

Lady Wildcats 6, Lady Tigers 2

Saturday morning saw the Lady Cats up against the Lady Tigers in a battle of the felines which Trumann won 6-2.

The Lady Cats opened the scoring with a 1-0 first inning. Then in the third, they tacked on another three runs to go up 4-1 after an Armorel third inning score.

The fourth inning put the game completely out of reach when Trumann added one more score for a 5-1 lead. The fifth inning was a 1-1 wash leading to the 6-2 final.

Brewer again held forth on the mound with six strike-outs, four hits and four walks with only one earned run.

Offensively Toddy was 3 for 3 while Moye, Brewer and Ballard were all 2 for 3 with Moye adding two runs and Brewer one. Benson and Guthrie finished with two hits in fur at-bats, both scoring once. Holman concluded the offense with a 1 for 3 game, adding a run and knocking in two runs.

Lady Rebels 2, Lady Wildcats 0

"We didn't get a hit," Haynes said about the Highland game which closed out the tournament. They struck out 11 out of 20 batters we sent up."

Guthrie and Moye were the only Lady Wildcats to get on base with walks, but could get no farther.

Brewer did a commendable job on the mound as well, giving up two runs with only one being earned. She also struck out two and walked none.

"Overall we played really well," Haynes concluded. "Newport was 14-1 coming into our game and then won four more games after losing to us. With Armorel we played decent. We hit the ball well and executed the bunts ok. We made it to the final four, but Highland just had great game."

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