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Lady Kats sweep Venus to cap regular season play

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The Kennedale Lady Kats Softball team (13-16-1, 7-3) wrapped

up their regular season with a 15-0 win over Venus (2-11, 2-8) Tuesday night in

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finished in just 3 innings ?

The Lady Kats scored 12 runs in the 1st and then scored

3 more runs in the bottom of the third to end the game early. The Kats had 8

hits with no error. Every Lady Kats scored and 6 had hits.

Lady Kat pitcher {{t2:Jamie Franks: }} (Jr) was the winning pitcher, throwing 2

innings in the 3 inning game, allowing no runs with 2 hits. She faced 9 batters

throwing 31 pitches and 17 strikes.

{{t2:Valerie Valesquez: }} (Sr) took the mound in

the 3rd and faced 4 batters, throwing 19 pitches and 11 strikes. She

allowed no hits, no runs, walked one and struck out another.

{{t2:Mary Grace Howard: }} (So) went 1 for 2 with a triple and 3 RBIs

while scoring twice. {{t2:Megan Calhoun: }} (Fr) went

2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. {{t2:Elizabeth Schiele: }} (Sr) had 3 RBIs on 1 hit, scoring twic

the game story ?

It was the bottom of the 1st that told the tale

of the game. It was an avalanche of hits starting with a double by {{t2:Lexi Neifert: }} (Jr) after a walk by Franks and a pop-up out by Howard, the hitting began in

earnest. Schiele hit a line drive double scoring Neifert and Franks. {{t2:Ashley McElvany: }} (Jr) followed with a pop-up single.

{{t2:Alyssa Bradberry: }} (So) got on base

on a hit by the pitcher loading the bases. Velaquez reached base on a ground

ball error and Schiele scored and the Kats were up by 3. The Kats quickly scored two more when Calhoun

singled to left field. {{t2:Jenna Webb: }}(Fr) and Neifert walked and Franks reached after a hit

by the pitcher. After both Velasquez and Calhoun scored when Howard hit her

triple that cleared the bases and the score was 10-0. After Schiele reached on ground ball error,

Howard scored. Bradberry?s double scored

Schiele and the Kats finished on top 12-0.

After going 3 and out in the 2nd the Kats scored

3 more with 2 outs when Bradberry singled followed by Calhoun doubled scoring

Howard, Bradberry and Velasquez. Game was called when the Kats reached 15-0.

lost to Godley 3-2 …

Last week, Kennedale fell to district leader Godley 3-2 in a

hard fought but error-filled game. After

both teams scored one run each, the score stayed tied 1-1 into the bottom of

the 6th when Godley one run.

The Lady Kats tied it back up in the top of the 7th but

couldn?t stop Godley from scoring the winning run in the bottom half. Kennedale

finished with 2 runs on 3 hits with 4 errors.

Godley had 3 runs on 6 hits with 5 errors.

Megan Calhoun for the Lady Kats pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowed

no earned runs, six hits while facing 30 batters. She threw 90 pitches and 59 strikes, walking one

walk with two strike outs. Mary Grace

Howard went 2 for 3 at the plate with one RBI.

playoffs start next week …

Kennedale will be a third seed out District 7/4A. The

placements in the UIL State 4A Softball bracket has not been set yet. District

needing playoffs to determine seeding will be played this weekend.


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