The Panther Press

Pantherettes Suffer First District Loss in Atlanta

SoftballGreg Higgins
 Reagan Richardson getting set to pitch as Erin Scholl watches earlier in the year.

Reagan Richardson getting set to pitch as Erin Scholl watches earlier in the year.

Reagan Richardson struck out eight batters, but the North Lamar Pantheretts still fell to Atlanta 5-3 in seven innings on Friday. Atlanta stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring three runs on an error and a couple sacrifice flies.

North Lamar answered with a run of its own in the top of the second when Bailee Nickerson stole home. North Lamar was had two runners on base but were unable to score them in the inning.

North Lamar got another run in the fourth thanks to a passed ball. Erin Scholl and Jaycie McEwin both reached base because of a drop third strike. It was Scholl who would come around and score on the passed ball later in the inning.  Ewing was stranded on second as the next two batters struck out for North Lamar.

 Tanna Huie with a hit earlier in the year.

Tanna Huie with a hit earlier in the year.

Atlanta would score on run in the fourth to stretch their lead to 4-2. North Lamar would, once again, start a rally in the fifth inning though. Tanna Huie singled to get the rally started. Madison Morrison would triple her home to make the game 4-3. Sarah Penrose would hit a fly ball to left field and Morison came home to score. However, the umpire said Morison didn't tag up and was called out on the play and the inning was over.

Atlanta would score in the fifth to make the game 5-3 and that's how the game would end. North Lamar is now 6-1 in district play and will play a make-up game on Monday in Pittsburg, at Paris on Tuesday and back home against Pleasant Grove on Friday to end the regular season.