“The Lady Cats performed well and we are very proud of their hard work and how they represented themselves,” said head coach David Cruhm.
The win over Industrial advances the Lady Cats into the Region IV semifinals against the Hallettsville Lady Brahmas. The best of three series will begin on Thursday at 7 p.m. with the second contest of the series on Friday at 7 p.m. All games will be played in Victoria. A game three, if necessary, will be played on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The bats took center stage in game one of the series with Industrial. Refugio exploded for 10 runs to keep the Lady Cobras charmed and semi-docile. Industrial did get four runs off Refugio starter Chelsea Lara but it wasn’t nearly enough.
Game two had the Lady Cats jump out to a 1-0 lead with a single run in the top of the first. The Lady Cats then broke open the pitching duel with a four-run explosion in the top of the fourth to give hurler Lara all the support she would need.
Lara picked up her 18th and 19th win of the season while the Lady Cats improved to 25-5 on the year. She allowed just nine hits over 14 innings in the series and kept the Cobras off balance at the plate in both contests.
“It was a great pitching performance. She kept the hitters off balance and most importantly off the scoreboard,” Cruhm said.
Offensively, the Lady Cats got big games from Cecilia Bauer (3 for 7, RBI, run, 2 SB), Shelby Quintanilla (1 for 6, run, RBI), Shelby Bellows (3 for 7, 3 runs), Kristen Wise (2 for 7, 2 runs), Cassandra Ramirez (2 for 5, 3 RBIs, run) Haley Brynelson (3 for 7, 4 RBIs, 2 runs), and Alexa Montemayor (1 for 6, 2B, 3 RBIs, run).