After beating the Windsor Forest Lady Knights, 13-0, in four innings Tuesday in Savannah, the Liberty County softball team didn’t take long to topple them again Thursday in a home Region 3-AAAAA contest.
The Lady Panthers needed just 2 1/2 innings to win, 18-0.
It was apparent early the Lady Knights were going to have a tough day, as the home team ran up a 10-0 lead in the first inning.
The action started after Rachel Smith and Serena Davenport both walked and Kathryn Carter had a two-run hit. Taylor Rine drilled a shot to the left-field fence, scoring Carter. Rine capitalized on fielding errors during the hit to reach third base, and then scored on a wild pitch to make it a 4-0 game.
Cassidy Collum walked and Tia Anderson reached first on a missed infield fly. They later scored on a throwing error that also put Diamond Richardson on third.
After Smith walked and stole second, Davenport doubled to center field to score two runs. Carter drove in another run and scored on Rine’s follow-up single.
The Lady Knights went three-up, three-down in the top of the second inning. In the bottom of the frame, Anderson, Haley Spencer and Richardson and Smith all drew walks to score a run.
A wild pitch brought in a run, and Davenport followed with a two-run hit. Carter walked to set up Rine’s three-run homer for a 17-0 lead. Collum reached first and Spencer drove her in to round out the scoring.
Carter pitched the short game, unofficially notching five strikeouts.
Liberty County, which is 14-11 overall and 4-2 in region play, hosts New Hampstead at 5 p.m. Tuesday.