By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information
The Lady Cardinals are riding a five-game winning streak after back-to-back doubleheader sweeps Friday and Saturday.
Friday at home, the Lady Cardinals posted 14-1 and 4-3 wins against Bossier Parish. Saturday, they went on the road to Mount Pleasant and took care of Northeast Texas in 2-1 and 8-3 fashion.
The two sweeps improved the Lady Cardinals to 28-17 on the year and 8-4 in conference.
The Lady Cardinals have two school records in range. They are one win away from matching the school record for most wins in a season, set last year. They are also one win away from matching the school record for consecutive wins, which they matched earlier this season after having previously set the mark last year.
The Lady Cardinals are scheduled to be at home today against Paris. Doubleheader action at Cain Park starts at 3 p.m.
Against Northeast Texas, Kim Leschber threw a three-hitter in Game 1. She was backed up by Candise Wise, Chyna Phipps and Melissa Billingsley with one hit each.
Wise went 3-for-5 and drove in a run in the second game. Erica Jordan, Jazmine Hicks, Shelby Reddington and Billingsley had two hits each.
Kayla Cosby started on the mound and gave us six hits.
Jordan had a three-hit game in the first game against Bossier Parish with a double and single. She drove in two runs. Hicks had two hits, including a three-run home run.
Also collecting hits were Tessa Thomas, who went 3-for-3, Billingsley and Wise.
Marci Seymour and Celeste Montoya had two hits each in Game 2 to lead the way. Melissa Boland and Phipps also had hits.
The Cardinal Cheerleaders finished at nationals in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Friday.
Coach Khris Franklin’s squad scored a 95.95 in the finals to finish second to Navarro, which scored a 97.45. Weatherford was third and Wallace State fourth.
Congratulations to the Cardinal Cheerleaders for another outstanding representation of the college and thank you for your support of all our teams.
Final results of the national competition can be found at www.nca.varsity.com.
The Cardinals will practice Saturday morning at Bruce Field starting at 10. The public is invited.
The annual spring game is scheduled Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at Bruce Field.
Check out an interview with Lady Cardinal softball coach Ashley Johnston on this week’s “Cardinal Weekly” at www.tvcc.edu.