Lady Panther softball ended regular season play this past week, and set a fire to the diamond that a fire truck couldn’t extinguish.
The Lady Panthers finished 9th in the LKC. After having an up and down season, the Lady Panthers are playing strong ball here at the end of things. Their bats are hot and so is their defense. The Ladies have won six of their last eight games on the road and will start their LKC championship game at Hoover on Tuesday night. Their first game will be against the Lady Grizzlies of Nicholas County. The winner of this game will advance to face the Lady Huskies of Hoover.
In their first game against Braxton this week past week, the Lady Panthers and the Lady Eagles battled back and forth with neither team gaining the upper hand. That was until the Lady Panthers decided to break out the whipping stick in the 4th inning, rounding the bases for five runs. They had collected two earlier in the game, and the Lady Eagles managed to scatter four across the boards but just couldn’t catch up. When the dust settled, it was Lady Panthers 7, Lady Eagles 4.
Kyla Smith fired some great pitching from the mound to cool the bats of Braxton. In the second game, the Lady Panthers sent Alexis Williams to the hill and she did an equal job to what Kayla did in the first. This game was back and forth with both teams setting on idle with four runs each in the 4th and 5th innings. Then, it was like the gates were opened in the 6th inning, and the Lady Panthers went to work racking up four more runs before cooling their heels. Braxton had a shot but couldn’t get any luck of the draw. The final score for the game was Lady Panthers 8, Lady Eagles 4.
With the winners’ buzz going, the Lady Panthers let their guard down against Ravenswood and were handed their coffins complete with the nails. The final score of that game, which needs no more conversation, was Lady Panthers 1, Ravenswood 11.
In their final game, it was a Williamstown matchup at Braxton. The Lady Panthers dug themselves out after the loss and put the win back in beat down. Kyla Smith and Katie Yoho pulled out the super sticks and jacked two homeruns. There was more action on the field than an aardvark on an ant hill. In their final regular season game, the Lady Panthers racked up 13 runs in the game. Kyla Smith was back on the mound and did a great job shutting down Williamstown. The final score was Lady Panthers 13, Williamstown 5.
The Lady Panthers have gone all out softball in their final stretch. If you get the chance, Tuesday night will be a great game to watch. Go Lady Panthers!