Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
May 5, 2014
The Russellville Lady Panther softball team added another home win this season after they faced the Warren Central Lady Dragons on Friday night. The Lady Panthers ended the game in the fifth inning after when they out-scored the Lady Dragons 12-2.
The Lady Panther defense would work hard in the first inning of the game, but the Lady Dragons would score one run. The Lady Panthers stepped up to the plate and would get two outs early in the inning. But even with the two outs, the Lady Panthers would come out to score six runs.
In the second inning of the game, the Lady Panthers would add another two runs to their score. Samantha Pomorin and Johnea Pendleton would get the RBI’s in the second inning.The Lady Panthers would increase their lead to 10 points in the third inning of the game after they scored three more runs. The Lady Panthers would now hold a lead of 11-1 at the end of the third inning.
In the top of the fifth, the Lady Dragons would add another run to their score. The Lady Panthers would have to score one run to end the game with a 10 point win.
Senior Taylor Gray started off the Lady Panthers and would get on base. Johnea Pendleton would step up to the plate and triple. This would drive in Gray and the Lady Panthers would win the game 12-2.
Pendleton led the Lady Panthers with three RBI’s. Senior Shea Hampton and Samantha Pomorin finished the game with two RBI’s each. Tiffany Gray, Taylor Gray and Allison McDaniel would end the game with one RBI each.
Tara Gilbert would pitch for the Lady Panthers and help out defensively with four strikeouts.
“Overall, the girls hit well and played good defense. We were able to capitalize on Warren Central’s errors,” said head coach Brandy Trimble. “I’ve been telling my girls all year long they are capable of winning ball games. They just need to believe in themselves and their teammates. I’m very prod of them and hope to get a few more wins before the end of the season.”
The Lady Panthers will travel to Allen County-Scottsville tonight to face the Lady Patriots at 5:30 p.m.