The game began with a pitcher’s duel, with Chelsea Lara pitching four shutout innings. The Lady Cats inched in front with a single run by Haley Brynelsen in the second. Cassandra Ramirez, 3 for 4, brought her around with a single to right field.
History repeated itself in the fourth. Haley Brynelsen, 3 for 4, reached base with a single to left and was eventually brought in to score by Cassandra with a double to right.
The Lady Cats were on top 2-0. In the top of the fifth the Cat bats were rattling and hits and runs were provided by Brittney Torfin, 1 for 4; Kristen Wise, 1 for 4; Brittah Williams, 1 for 4; Alyssa McMahan, 1 for 4; Haley Brynelsen, and Cassandra Ramirez.
Refugio seemed to be in control with a lead of 8-0. However, the Lady Bulldogs were not going to go down without a fight. Banquete scored four runs on one hit and four errors. Allowing one more run in the bottom of the 6th, Refugio buckled down. Alyssa McMahan 12-3 entered and closed the door on the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Cats travel to Odem on Friday and face a talented Lady Owl team.
The Lady Cat Junior Varsity team also came out victorious with an impressive 12-4 win.
On the mound for Refugio was Danielle Varela. Solid defensive play was recorded by Summer Foss, Alicia Davis, Hailey Moehr, and Kristyn Resendez sealed the victory.