By Taylor Lockard
The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs beat the Montgomery City Wildcats 6-4 on Thursday, Sept. 27.
Both teams kept each other off the scoreboard until the Lady Bulldogs scored a run in the third inning, after which both teams started bouncing back and forth.
The Lady Wildcats pulled one ahead of the Lady Bulldogs in the fourth inning until they tied in the fifth inning.
The Lady Wildcats scored another run in the sixth inning, but in the seventh, the Lady Bulldogs scored four runs, ultimately beating out over the Lady Wildcats.
Coach Bill Capps said he “preached to [the batters] to be patient and try to draw walks.”
Junior Faith Rule pitched the entire game as well as scoring two runs. Striking out eight batters and having zero walks, she “did an outstanding job pitching for us,” Capps said.
Kindell Crowder, a senior, Autumn Castagna, a senior, Maria Gutierrez, a senior, and Stephanie Mills, a junior, also scored one run each.
Near the end, Castagna made a nice bunt, setting Gutierrez up for the grand slam that ended the night with a bang.
The Lady Bulldogs defense was on top of their game as well, causing Capps to say he thinks they played one of their best games.