Fri April 12, 2024

By Lance Hawley

Lady Cats Top Lady Saints 12-0 on Thursday
Hope- On Thursday night, the Lady Cats and Lady Saints squared off in a non-conference game at GMCS. Payton Rhodes would get the start in the circle for Hope and Silbi Jones would get the nod for Garrett. The Lady Cats would use a 5-run second inning to take an early lead and never look back, as Hope banged out 13 hits and put runners in scoring position in every inning. 

The Lady Cats would go on to win the game 12-0 behind some great pitching by Payton Rhodes and some good defensive play. Rhodes tossed 5 shutout innings and recorded 4 strikeouts. Silbi Jones would strike out 5 batters for the Lady Saints. Maddison Brown and Bella Elliott would each lead Hope at the plate with 3 hits. Payton Rhodes would help her own cause as she had 2 hits and 3 RBI and catcher Yoshigei Gonzalez would have 2 hits 3 RBI as well. Ava Brown had an RBI single and Tanasia Young added a hit and 1 RBI, while Mycah Bradley added a single. The Lady Saints would only manage two hits on the night, as Mikayla Fields and Brailyn Almand each had a hit for Garrett. 

Hope is back in action tonight as they host DeQueen in a conference matchup at 4:30 at Lady Cat Field. 

Garrett Memorial is back in action on Friday night as they host Mineral Springs for Sr. Night. The game is at 3:30 with ceremonies to follow.