Friday, March 31, 2017
Edmonson County High School
Russellville High School
It was a slugfest Friday night at the Lady Panther Softball field as they hosted visiting Edmonson Co Lady Cats. Exactly one week ago the Lady Panthers fell to the Lady Cats 8-1 in Brownsville, so the Lady Panthers would look to redeem themselves Friday night. The Lady Panthers would find themselves down early in the top of the first inning 3-0. The Lady Panthers would come in and score 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning to narrow the lead. The game would see-saw back and forth with both teams hitting the ball extremely well. Both teams would combine for 25 hits with the Lady Panthers compiling 13 of those hits. The Lady Panthers were lead by the hot bat of Senior Tara Gilbert who went 3-3 at the plate and recorded her 3rd win of the season. Tara would get tons of help from her teammates as well from the plate. Cierra Collins went 1 for 4, Brooklyn Ray went 2 for 4, Tonisha Hampton went 2 for 3, Chloe Whitescarver went 1 for 3, Susanna Higgins went 1 for 4, Taryn Gray went 1 for 3, and Lilly Newman went 2 for 4.
The Lady Panthers are back in action Saturday in Cumberland Co. where they will take on Metcalfe Co at 2:00 for the semi finals of the Class A regional tournament.