The Cairo Lady Cats host the Salisbury Lady Panthers Thursday. The Lady Cats are 10-3 and coach Jennifer Matthews says they have continued to improve.
6-3 Salisbury has key pieces from last year’s Final Four team back but has had to replace ace pitcher Jaden Howard. Coach Nate King says Grace Gebhardt has filled that role well.
Over the last decade, Salisbury has won 17 of the 18 matchups between the two programs. King knows another win won’t be easy.
Cairo’s lone win in that span came in the first of three matchups last year. The last meeting was for a district championship that Salisbury won 10-9 in 10 innings. Matthews says her team is prepared.
You can hear Salisbury at Cairo on 99.9 The Captain with pregame starting around 4:45. Austin Ward will have the call.