The Lady Cats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with good base running by Shelby Quintanilla and Brittney Torfin.
A single by Shelby Bellows brought in a run for Refugio However, St. Joseph came to play and answered back with two runs in the fourth and one more in the sixth to take the lead.
The Lady Cats fought back in the bottom of sixth. Shelby Bellows was hit by a pitch and without hesitation took first base. Kisten Wise moved her over with a fielder’s choice.
Alyssa McMahan brought Shelby in to tie the game 3-3. The bottom of the seventh came around and the Lady Cats threatened to score but fell a bit short.
The defensive battle commenced and the score remained 3-3 for 6 more innings.Fine defensive plays for both teams abolished any hopes of an easy ending.
The Lady Flyers scored two runs on a combination of hits and a few Lady Cat mishaps to take the lead 5-3.
The Lady Cats did not give up and battled in the bottom half of the inning but fell short.
“We are very proud of the girls and have seen tremendous improvements,” said Coach David Cruhm. “Chelsea Lara pitched a great game and earned some respect from the Lady Flyers. Congratulations to the Lady Cats!”