By Payton Shays
The Ladycat softball team won three of their four league games this week with two wins over Monroeville and a split with South Central.
Saturday the Cats took on Loudonville and fell in a double header for non-conference play with scores of 13-2 and 11-3.
Monday night the Cats hosted the South Central Trojans and defeated their conference foe’s 6-1.
Kathy VanGilder took the win in the circle with 12 strikeouts and just one walk.
The Ladycats were tied with the Trojans 1-1 heading into the sixth inning.
The Cats came out hot in the bottom of the sixth to score their final five runs of the contest.
Ashley Parr started off the inning with a single and VanGilder followed with a double to put two girls on base.
Rylee Haswell stepped up to the plate for a two run triple bringing the score to 3-1.
Elizabeth Logan smacked a sacrifice fly and the score at 4-1.
This set up senior Alyssa Hartman’s two run homerun. This was Hartman’s first homerun of her career.
The Ladycats didn’t commit a single error in the victory over the Trojans Monday night.
Haswell also added a second hit for the Cats with a double.
The following night the girls fell to the Trojans in an away match with a final score of 5-2.
New London scored their two runs both in the same inning but were unable to catch up to their opponents.
VanGilder took the loss in the circle and also finished with two hits for New London.
Logan also added two hits to add to the Ladycat offense on the night.
Thursday the Cats took on the Monroeville Eagles and took a 7-4 win with VanGilder still in the circle with eight strikeouts.
Haswell finished the night with two doubles and and RBI while Gabby Ledbetter also brought in two runs to lead the Ladycat offense.
Parr also added two singles in the victory.
The following night the Cats traveled to Monroeville and defeated the Eagles again with a score of 13-2.
VanGilder took the win in the circle again with four strikeouts.
Ledbetter finished with three singles and her first home run of her career to add to her four RBI’s in the victory.
Haswell also added three singles and three RBI’s to add to the Ladycats impressive offensive showing.
The Cats scored in all seven innings of play.
Saturday the Cats fell to Loudonville in two games of a double header. Ledbetter took the loss in the circle for both games.
No other information was available.
This week ended the Cats at an overall record of 8-7 and a conference record of 5-3.The Ladycats are scheduled to face St. Paul on Tuesday and Wednesday for conference matches and Buckeye Central on Friday.