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Liberty takes cross-town win
Lady Panther Kathryn Carter, here at bat against Long County Monday, tossed 13 strikeouts to beat Bradwell 8-0 Thursday. - photo by Patty Leon

Liberty County High School is 1-1 after two games in the softball season. As reported in Wednesday’s Courier, the Liberty girls lost to Long County, 5-1. Thursday the Lady Panthers rebounded with an 8-0 win at home over Bradwell Institute.

It was Bradwell’s first game of the season.
According to stats posted on, Lady Panther Kathryn Carter was selected as the player of the game. She pitched the five-inning shutout, tossing 13 strikeouts.

Carter, Candice Blitch, Navia Telfair, Rachel Smith and Cassidy Collum each recorded a hit against Bradwell pitcher Madison Winn. Collum was credited with 2 RBIs, Smith had a triple, according to

Winn and teammate Briana Tootle were credited with one hit each in the game. Winn took the loss, striking out one batter and allowing four walks.

Bradwell and Liberty were both playing this weekend at the Tattnall County Warriors blast.

Bradwell suffered an 11-2 loss to New Hampstead in game one Friday. Later that evening, Vidalia shutout the Lady Tigers, 18-0.
Saturday morning the Lady Tigers faced Emmanuel County Institute and lost, 18-2. The girls were in the midst of playing Bryan County and were down 6-0 by press time. They were scheduled to finish the tournament against Toombs County around 1 p.m.

Monday, the Lady Tigers will play host to McIntosh County Academy at 5 p.m.
The Lady Panthers were set to play twice Friday evening against Treutlen and again Tattnall County. Yesterday they were to play Bryan County, Appling County and Metter.

The Liberty girls play Tuesday at South Effingham. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Game scores for the Lady Panthers were not available by press time and will be posted online as soon as available. Full tournament results and stats will be in Wednesday’s Coastal Courier.

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