The Kennedale Lady Kats are planning to start their UIL Girls Softball playoff run tonight with the first game of a 3-game series with the Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis Eagles set for 7 pm at home on the Lady Kat Softball Field at Kennedale High School. Last year the Kats went three deep into the playoffs.
First look …
FtW Diamond Hill-Jarvis vs Kennedale – Bi-District UIL Playoffs. It is the first game of 3 games series tonight, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 7 pm @ Kennedale. Game two will be played in Fort Worth Friday evening weather permitting followed by game 3 on Saturday if needed. The best 2 of 3 win the series. See bracket.
Diamond Hill-Jarvis: 10-13, 6-5 3rd seed from District 9/4A
Kennedale: 16 -10, 7-3 2nd seed from District 10/4A
6A Irving MacArthur – Diamond Hill lost 17-10 (2/17/23), Kennedale won 11-5 (3/4/23)
Summary – recent games team stats and winning percentages:
The Eagles are coming off of a 21-18 win over 4th place Dunbar (8-12, 4-7) but that was preceded by a loss to 2nd place Western Hills 16-8, a win over 6th place Eastern Hills 22-7 and a loss to Benbrook 12-5. For the season, Diamond Hill has averaged 10.8 runs a game and 9.8 hits with a .600 winning record in the district and a .409 winning percentage for the season.
Kennedale is coming off a loss to the district leader, Godley 11-7, a win over 3rd place Venus 8-7, a loss to 4th place Alvarado 7-3, and a win over 6th place Life Waxahachie 11-1. For the season, the Lady Kats are averaging 8.3 runs a game and 8.3 hits with a .700 win record in the district and an overall .616 winning percentage for the season.
Lady Kats drop the return match with Godley in the bottom of the 6th …
Last Friday, the visiting Lady Kats from Kennedale had an impressive early start on the #2 state-ranked Godley Wildcat softball team (TGCA) in the final match-up of the season between the two top teams in District 10/4A.
In the first two innings, Kennedale took a 5-1 lead. In the third, the Lady Kats added another run to stretch the lead to 6-1. But Godley finally begin to stir with the urging of the hometown crowd and scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd and topped that with 4 in the 4th to get their first lead of the game at 7-6.
Kennedale went two consecutive innings without a run (4th and 5th) but managed a single run in the top of the 6th to tie the game at 7 all. It was short-lived as Godley responded when they banged 4 runs across in the bottom of the inning and then held Kennedale scoreless in the 7th to take the win 11-7.
For the game:
- Godley had 11 runs on 8 hits, 7 RBIs, and 5 walks with 1 strikeout.
- Kennedale had 7 runs on 8 hits, 7 RBIs, one walk and 6 strikeouts.
- Playing big for Kennedale was Cadence Verona who had a home run and two doubles. Kayla Williamson and Ella Loker each added a double while Williamson also added a single along with Elli Zamora and Thi Pho.
Future game information will be posted as it is made available.