The Lady Panther softball team opened the softball season at Wayne County Monday afternoon. Liberty had a rough start, falling 15-0 in three innings in Jesup.
Meleina Davis started for the Lady Panthers. She was relieved by Madison Wynn, according to coach Jerome Standard.
Standard said he knew Wayne County was going to be tough, especially for the first game of the year. The Lady Yellow Jackets were 24-12 overall last year with an impressive 10-0 mark in region play.
According to stats posted by the Wayne County coaching staff on Game Changer, the Lady Yellow Jackets had 14 hits for 15 runs Monday. The Lady Panther pitching crew tossed only two strikeouts and walked four batters.
De’Ana Gumataotao had one hit for the Lady Panthers.
“All you can do sometimes, when an opponent is overwhelming, is tip your cap,” Standard said. “But you try and learn from your mistakes and make yourself a better player individually and in turn help your team as a whole.”
He said the game provide insight.
“We see areas we need to work on and that is what we will do in practice and hopefully that will show up in the game,” he said.
Liberty will play this weekend at the Tattnall County Warrior Blast Tournament; at 5 p.m. Friday against Bryan County, and at 6 against Wheeler County. Saturday, they play Emanuel County at 11:30 a.m. They play again at 2:30 p.m.