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Lady Panthers defeat Frankfort for third time

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By Sharon Graves

The News-Democrat

The Lady Panthers have met Frankfort three times this year on the softball diamond, and have come away victorious every time.

Thursday, May 7 the Lady Panthers traveled to Frankfort and played two varsity games winning both 4-2 and then 12-2, in a 10 run win.

The Lady Panthers are even with nine wins and nine losses on the season and have blown out some teams and been blown out by other teams.

In game one, Mary Hawkins was the winning pitcher going the distance of seven innings and scored one of the four runs.  Kelsey Ogden, Christen Newby and Angel Robago scored the other three.

Frankfort struck first scoring both their runs on three Lady Panther errors in the first inning.  The Lady Panthers got hot in the sixth inning scoring three runs on two hits.  They scored their final run of the night in the top of the seventh inning, but left seven on base for the contest.  They also committed four errors.

Kaylee Perry and Sarah Hawkins shared pitching duties in game two on the night as the Lady Panthers took another one from Frankfort on the 10 run rule, 12-2.

The Lady Panthers scored one in the first, three in the third, one in the fourth, and they only committed two errors on the night.

The Lady Panthers got red hot in the top of the sixth inning scoring seven runs on five hits, taking advantage of four Frankfort errors.  The Lady Panthers also left six on base.

“Everyone played and everyone contributed to these wins,” head coach Duke Boles said. “We still haven’t reached our potential and when we do I think you will see more of the consistent winning that I believe we can accomplish, rather than the up and downs we have experienced so far.”