In 20-2A, Lady ’Cats conquer Cayuga, Bobcats beat Martin’s Mill
BETHEL and KERENS–The Kerens Lady ’Cats softball team didn’t miss a beat during Spring Break, downing Cayuga, 22-12.
Despite stiff cool winds, Kerens started the Friday, March 15 Cayuga away game on all cylinders by scoring four runs in the first inning. Cayuga also came out hot, going ahead 5-4 in the bottom of the first inning.
In the top of the second inning, a Cayuga wild pitch scored Kaylee Reed and Myliah Lincoln, allowing Kerens to reclaim a 6-5 advantage, but in the bottom of the second, Cayuga surged back ahead, 8-6.
The Lady ’Cats scored seven runs in the top of the third inning to retake a 13-8 lead, highlighted by Aniya Lawrence’s double scoring Gracie Harrell, Lincoln and Kenadee Lynch.
Kerens put two more runs across the plate in the fourth inning, which started with a Kaylee Reed double, a Mya Lincoln line drive that moved Reed to third base and a Cayuga wild pitch that allowed Reed to score. Myliah Lincoln’s ensuing single and a Cayuga throwing error brought home Harrell for a 15-9 Kerens lead.
The Lady ’Cats led Cayuga 18-12 through five innings and led 22-12 entering the bottom of the seventh inning. In that final frame, Triniti Hataway, who pitched a complete game, struck out two Cayuga batters, then Myliah Lincoln made a running catch in center field to end the game.
After the Kerens baseball team fell March 15 to Cayuga, 4-1, the Bobcats got back on the winning track with a March 19, 8-5 win over the visiting Martin’s Mill Mustangs. Kerens scored three runs in the first and sixth innings, along with one run in the second and fourth.
Payden Duggins led Kerens with three runs batted in, followed by Tate Engel with two RBI. Engel also hit a double and struck out 13 Martin’s Mill batters. Kerens is 3-1 in district play.
The Kerens softball and baseball teams are scheduled to visit Cross Roads tonight (Friday, March 22) and then play Tuesday, March 26 at Neches. Friday, March 29, the Kerens baseball team is scheduled to entertain New Summerfield and the softball team is set to host Fruitvale.