‘Cats drop Cougars, 8-3Published 12:07pm Thursday, March 14, 2013
By Ed Bailey
After jumping out to an early lead, Taylor Hutto and the Benjamin Russell Wildcats put the clamps on Central-Coosa’s offense, prevailing 8-3.
The win improves the Wildcats’ record to 6-5 on the year.
Benjamin Russell did all of its offensive damage to the Cougars in the first three innings of the game.
Wildcats’ slugger Tatum Gandy hit a two-run double in the first inning to get BRHS off and running on offense. Gandy had two doubles and a single in the match-up.
Daniellen Pressley collected a two-run single in the second inning.
Starting pitcher Sydney Bloodworth struck out four in two and a third innings but gave up three runs to the Cougars.
Hutto pitched the remainder of the game, striking out two and not allowing any runs. The hurler also helped her own cause at the plate, smacking a two-run triple in the third inning.
Leadoff hitter Loren Bishop, Chloe Owens and Carley Blankenship also plated a run each.
With area play set to begin today versus Marbury, BRHS head softball coach Tal Morrison said he wanted to see the team continue to play well.
“Overall, it was a pretty good game for us,” Morrison said. “We played good defense the whole night and made no errors. We had a lot of enthusiasm out there.”
Morrison said the lack of offense in the latter stages of the game was a concern.
“I would have liked to see the bats continue to go through the game but we did get a couple hits later on,” he said. “We just need to keep it going now that we’re getting into area play.”
The Wildcats’ game versus Marbury will be at the Charles E. Bailey Sportsplex. Start time is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.