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Playoffs coming for Lady Kats with just one game left in district

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Kennedale @ Lake Worth tonight 6:30 pm
The Kennedale Lady Kat softball, in 2nd place in District 7-4A, have one regular season game remaining tonight against the Lady Bullfrogs from Lake Worth. {{more: CONTINUE …}}

Kennedale is 9-2 in district play after storming through the district after losing their first two district games.

Lady Kats are in sole possession of the 2nd and even with a loss tonight it would not change their 2nd seed for the upcoming playoffs.
However, the way Kennedale is playing, an upset by Lake Worth 5-6 would be astounding.

After wearing out district leader Mineral Wells (11-1) on April 11, 13-3, the Kats have defeated Castleberry 17-1 and Diamond Hill 15-0. Over the last three games the hard-hitting Lady Kats have out hit their opponents 43-13, scoring 45 runs while allowing only 4 and playing error free.

Thursday, April 13 ? Kennedale vs Diamond Hill-Jarvis 15-0 (W)
Lady Kat pitcher, Jamie Franks, needed only 4 innings to defeat the Lady Eagles. She allowed just three hits with no runs on just 43 pitches, getting 33 strikes earning 2 strikeouts while getting 9 ground and fly outs.
Mary Grace Howard went 2 for 2 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Alyssa Bradberry was also 2 for 2 with a triple and 2 RBIs. Megan Calhoun was 2-3 scoring 3. Also getting hits were Jenna Webb 1-2 and 2RBIs; Alexa Neifert 2-3; Josie Mensing 1-2, 2RBIs and Gabryele Slider 1-2, 1RBIs.
The Kats scored 4 in the first, 2 in the second, 1 in the third and 8 in the fourth to win the game.

Tuesday, April 11- Kennedale @ Castleberry 17-1 (W)

Thanks to two doubles and a single in the first inning the Lady Kats took and early 4-0 lead over the Lady Lions and never looked back. The Kats scored 5 in the 3rd, 1 in the 4th and 7 in the 5th to run rule the game.
The Kats blasted the ball getting 20 hits in the game with 7 doubles, 1 triple and 1 homerun. Every Lady Kat got at least a hit.
Mary Grace Howard had the homerun and the triple, earning 3 RBI?s. Alyssa Bradberry and Jenna Webb each hit doubles twice with Bradberry driving in 3 runs and Webb getting 2 RBIs. Also scoring doubles were Alexa Neifert (3RBIs), Ashley McElvany and Gabryelle Slider (2RBIs). Megan Calhoun was perfect from the plate going 3 for 3 and getting 2 RBIs. Josie Mensing also added to the hits with a single while going 1 for 2 and walking twice.

The game was over in the 5 innings with Jamie Franks earning the win. Facing 18 batters, Franks threw 71 pitches getting 6 strikeouts allowing 3 hits, one run and walking



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