RFM Lady Cats topple Rickards

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By Susie Morris

The Robert F. Munroe softball team lost one, won one and had a game suspended in a busy week on the diamond last week.  

On Tuesday the Lady Cats faced Franklin County at the new school on the coast.  The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third when Franklin County struck for four runs.  Munroe battled back in the fourth and fifth scoring four runs of their own but the Seahawks went on a tear to finish up as 10-4 winners.

On the mound for the Lady Cats was Haleigh Corbally (4-2).  The sophomore right-hander struck out 11 but walked 10 batters.  Corbally gathered three hits, including a double, and Kristen Allen, Courtney Mayo and Montana Manley  added two hits each.  Manley and Mayo each had a double.

On Thursday night the Lady Cats hosted an undefeated Liberty County team.  The game was a pitching and defensive gem and the score was knotted 0-0 in the top of the sixth.  Unfortunately the game could not be finished when the lights on the Munroe field went out and could not be restarted.  The game is currently under suspension.

Friday night the Lady Cats played  their best game of the season.  The team  used fine pitching from Mary Jane Milam, fine hitting from the team and a stellar run-saving catch in centerfield by Spenser Morris to upend Rickards 8-6.

Milam(2-0) pitched seven innings, striking out seven, including all three in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win.  She gave up six hits and walked four.

On offense freshman Kaitlyn Sirmons was 3-for-3 with three doubles.  Corbally was 2-for-4 with a triple and several other players had one hit.

The win moved Munroe to 6-2 on the season.