Special To The Citizen | Colleen Garcia
The 2019 Ladycat Softball season officially began with their first scrimmage against the Hallettsville Lady Brahmas on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at in Weimar.
The Ladycat Junior Varsity played first, with the Varsity Ladycats to follow. The Ladycat varsity team has one returning senior, two juniors and four sophomores. With four Ladycats coming straight from the basketball court on Monday night to the diamond of the softball field on Tuesday evening, this rounded out this young Ladycat team.
The matchup of the Hallettsville Lady Brahmas (3A) and the Weimar Ladycats (2A) was a good game from start to finish.
The Ladycats kept up with the Lady Brahmas with a steady, strong defense along with a witty offense. With only one hit, a grand slam in the top of the fifth inning, the Lady Brahmas took the lead to 4-0. But this still did not stop the Ladycats, they had their fair share of opportunities to score, but the Lady Brahmas pitching got the best of the Ladycats.Hallettsville Lady Brahmas won the scrimmage with the final score being 4-0.
On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Ladycats traveled to Hallettsville for the official game opener of the 2019 season.The Lady Brahmas had R. Trylicek (intent to play for the Florida Gators) on the mound for a total of five innings.
The Ladycats were able to score one run in the second inning off of one hit. Before R. Trylicek left the mound she gave up a total of four hits and three walks. Weimar Lady-cats pitcher, Junior Tori Janak, pitched a total of five innings.
The Hallettsville Lady Brahmas were able to score one run in the second inning as well. In the fifth inning the Lady Brahmas were able to score seven unanswered runs off of errors. At the top of the sixth inning Coach Maupin made a pitching change with freshman Malarie Mican.
Malarie made her debut and finished the game with no runs and not hits. The final score was Hallettsville Lady Brahmas 8 – Weimar Ladycats 1.
Even though Weimar Ladycats did not win their opening game, they played with perseverance, hard work and a lot of heart. The Ladycats are a young team with a lot of potential, drive, and coaching experience.