The Enterprise Lady Cats (3-2) headed to Columbus, Ga. on Feb. 22 to compete in the 2020 Sidney Cooper Softball Invitational and faced off against Hewitt-Trussville, Gulf Shores and Central-Phenix City in tournament action.
The Lady Cats had a tough time to start things off, losing 15-0 in four innings against Hewitt-Trussville.
Emma Faulk led Enterprise at the plate, going 2-of-2, while Taylor Danford, Jordyn Thornton and Danielle Holley each had one hit.
Emily Holland struck out one batter and gave up 10 hits with eight runs in three innings in the circle, while Thornton gave up five hits and seven runs in one inning.
The Lady Cats bounced back to dominate Gulf Shores in the second game 9-1 in six innings.
Enterprise jumped out to an early lead in the first inning. Kyleigh Coin got the scoring started with the first Lady Cat home run of the season in the top of the first inning.
Faulk then doubled to left field to drive both Thornton and Holley home. Elizabeth Williams singled to right field to drive Julianna McCollough home to extend the lead to 4-0.
In the top of the sixth, Coin hit her second home run of the day also driving Danford home to stretch Enterprise’s lead out to 6-0.
In the top of the third inning, Amber Nall singled on a ground ball to left field to drive McCollough home again and extend the lead to 7-0 for Enterprise.
Shani Waters singled to left field to drive Holley home again in the top of the fifth inning, while Nall popped up a sacrifice fly to center field to drive McCollough home and extend the lead to 9-0.
Gulf Shores finally scored one run in the bottom of the fifth inning but couldn’t secure any more runs as Enterprise secured the 9-1 win.
Coin had her biggest day at the plate thus far this season going 3-of-4 with three RBIs, two runs and two homers.
Faulk also went 3-of-3 from the plate with two RBIs, while Thornton went 2-of-4 with a run and Danford went 2-of-4 with a run. Nall had two RBIs.
Mattie Bowden pitched all six innings and struck out five batters, while giving up just four hits and one run.
Enterprise closed out the day with a frustrating 9-3 loss in five innings to Central.
The Lady Cats jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Thornton drove home Danford on a line drive single to right field.
Central, however, took control with five runs – including a three-run homer – in the bottom of the first inning to go ahead 5-1.
Central extended its lead to 6-1 in the bottom of the second inning before the Lady Cats cut the lead in half in the top of the fourth. Williams drilled a home run that also drove McCollough home to cut the lead to 6-3.
Central scored three more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and walked away with the 9-3 win over Enterprise to close out the tournament.
Williams went 1-of-2 at the plate with two RBIs, one run and a homer.
Defensively, Holley had two double plays, while Danford, Faulk and Nall had one each.
Nall pitched four innings and struck out two batters, while giving up six hits and five runs.