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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Wildcat softball team wins 37-0

  • 'Cats scored 24 runs in first two innings of win over Farmersville

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  • What can you say after your team wins a softball game by a football score?
    "We hit the ball very well,"  was the way Taft  Union High School softball coach Russell Emberson put it after the Wildcats delivered a 37-0 pasting to Farmersville last week.
    "Playing this type of game helps us adjust our hitting," Emberson added.
    The Wildcats scored  24 runs in the first two innings before calling off the offense.
    The game was halted after the fifth inning.
    Taft didn't wait long to open the floodgates after scoring 12 runs in the first inning and 12 in the second. The offense trailed off in the third and fourth innings with the Lady Wildcats scoring one and two runs respectively. Taft put the final touches to their outburst by scoring 13 runs in the fifth inning. The game was called after the fifth inning.
    Caitlyn Emberson led the charge by going 4-for-5 with six runs scored and nine runs batted in. Emberson also had a double and two home runs, including two grand slams, in the game.
    Clarissa Rivas was 2-for-5 with three runs and two runs batted in along with a triple. Arizona Pilgrim and Mikaela Davis were also 2-for-5 with Pilgrim scoring four runs and driving in six with a grand slam. Meanwhile, Davis scored three runs and drove in three runs.
    Kelsey Wilmer was 1-for-2 in the game, scoring two runs and driving in four. All totaled, the Lady Wildcats had 20 hits in the game.
    Pilgrim threw a complete game two hitter while walking one and striking out 13.
    After a month competing on the road, the Lady Wildcats will finally play their first home game Thursday when they take on Frazier Mountain. The game begins at 4 p.m.
    With the victory, Taft improves to 10-2-2 heading into their first home game.

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