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Lady Panther seniors honors with big win
Catcher Courtney Miles - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The bats were hot once again for the Lady Panthers, and it reflected in their 13-1 victory in five innings against St. Vincent’s Academy.
Perhaps it was because it was Seniors Day and the Ladies were not going to let the Panther seniors’ down.
Perhaps the Lady Panthers were tired of not getting many hits in their last two games. Either way, the squad came out swinging and by the end of the first inning had scored eight runs.
Cassie Standard stood on the mound for the first four innings, earning seven strike outs, walking one person and allowing only one hit. Jacklyn Gonzales took the mound for the final inning, getting two strikeouts, walking one and allowing one hit.
Leading the squad of heavy hitters was Elyssa Lemapu, who hit a triple; Courtney Miles who went two for two with a double; Chelsea O’Quinn, who went two for three with a double; and hitting singles were Ashley McRae, Standard, Tyshunn Williams and Nazarene Hines.
“We were patient at the plate. We had quite a few walks and we got nine hits,” head coach Jerome Standard said after the game.
This improves the Lady Panthers’ record to 10-6 overall and 4-3 in the region.
The Ladies traveled to South Effingham on Tuesday and will head to Statesboro for a make up double-header against Burke County today at 4:30 p.m.
The Courier will publish the scores as they become available.
The Panthers will prep for the playoffs Friday at Paulsen Field in Savannah.
Before their match against St. Vincent’s, the Lady Panthers had a brief ceremony to show their appreciation to their outgoing seniors’ this year.
Honored were Nicole Graham, first baseman; Miles, catcher; O’Quinn, third baseman; and McRae, shortstop.
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