Lady Cats Win District

By: 
Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The Warsaw Lady Cats are on a mission to reach the Final Four and they took a couple of steps on that journey last Thursday. The road to any championship game is never easy, but the Lady Cats would jump out early with a run in the second, three in the third and one in the fifth and held on for the 5-1 victory over a pretty good Lamar team.
Kya Schepker would pitch another outstanding game, giving up one run on six hits with five strikeouts. She threw 43 strikes out of 73 pitches.
In the fifth, Rayni Simons would blast a solo home run shot to right field to make it 5-0.
Emma Payne would score their first run as the courtesy runner for catcher Reagan Shelby on a ground out by Ambri Simons. Shelby had singled to left. Payne would advance on an error and go to third on a ground out.
The third started on a single by Payge Adair. With one out, Taylor Howe would single on a bunt and Kiersten Grobe, who had hit into a fielder’s choice, would advance to second. Rayni Simons would rip a single up the middle to score Howe. Grobe would later score. Then after Aubrie McRoberts reached on an error, there was a double steal by McRoberts and Payne. Schepker would help out the cause with a bunt that scored McRoberts.
R. Simons went 2-3 with two ribbies. Adair went 2-3. Schepker, McRoberts and Payne all had a stolen base.
In the earlier playoff game of the day, Warsaw would beat El Dorado Springs 15-0 behind a masterful no-hit pitching performance by Payge Adair. She struck out four in the four inning affair. Warsaw scored in the first, five in the second, six in the third and three in the fourth. The big shot of the game was a second inning two run line drive blast to right field by Aubrie McRoberts. McRoberts would go 2-4 with four ribbies and two runs scored. Taylor Howe, who at times has been nothing less than a hitting machine, went 3-4 with three runs scored and two ribbies. Rayni Simons had other big game going 2-3, three runs scored and four ribbies. Reagan Shelby, who has done an outstanding job behind the plate catching foul balls, calling pitches, and advising Coach Larson on the speed of pitches, went 2-3 with three ribbies.
Kylee Fajen went 2-2 with two runs scored and one ribbie. Adair also went 1-3 with a ribbie. Kiersten Grobe was 1-2 with a nice ribbie. Adair, Schepker, R. Simons, and Howe all had stolen bases.
Warsaw will host Willow Springs here in Warsaw on Wednesday at 5:00. There will be an admission charge of seven dollars at the gate. Seniors and kids under five, as always, get in free. Game starts at 5:00

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