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North Lamar Dominates in Tournament

SoftballGreg Higgins
Reagan Richardson pitching last year during a playoff game for North Lamar

Reagan Richardson pitching last year during a playoff game for North Lamar

Usually it takes a team some time to adjust to new players and get acclimated to each other. This wasn't the case for the North Lamar Pantherette Softball team this past weekend as they went 6-0 in Lindale. Not only did they go undefeated, they outscored their opponents 55-5 and had three shutout victories.

North Lamar - 15    Groesbeck - 1

 It helps when you put up a four-spot in the top of the first inning and that's exactly what North Lamar did against Groesbeck. It also helps when Reagen Richardson is pitching with a 4-0 lead. Reagan threw a no-hitter in the victory. She struck out eight batters and walked none.

Nine runs in the first three innings helped Pantherettes blow out Groesbeck. A groundout by Bailee Nickerson, an RBI double by Jaycie McEwin, an RBI double by Bailey Jones, and a passed ball during the first inning supplied the early offense for Pantherettes.

Pantherettes tacked on another five runs in the third. The inning got off to a hot start when Summer Andrews singled, scoring McEwin. That was followed up by Hannah Clark's single, bringing home Lauren Hodges.

Pantherettes added six more runs in the top of the fifth. Madison Morrison's single got things going, plating Andrews. That was followed up by Nickerson's single, scoring McKayla Figueroa.

North Lamar - 7    Pittsburg - 0

Once again, the Pantheretts batted first and once again they started off the game with a lead they wouldn't relinquish. North Lamar put up three runs in the first inning as Bailee Nickerson put one over the fence.

Nickerson also had a two run double for North Lamar. Madison Morrison and Erin Scholl provided the other RBI's. Brooke Collard went the distance in the circle for North Lamar, giving up five hits, striking out four and walking one batter.

North Lamar - 11   Lindale JV - 0

North Lamar, after being held scoreless in the first inning scored all 11 runs in the next two. The Pantherettes scored six in the second inning and five more in the third. An RBI single by McKayla Figueroa, a two-run double by Brooke Collard, a two-run single by Bailee Nickerson and an RBI single by Erin Scholl provided the second inning offense.

Reagan Richardson had a pair of extra-base hits for North Lamar. She tripled in the first inning and doubled in the third. Richardson, Scholl, Nickerson and Figueroa combined for eight hits and six RBIs.

Collard shut down Lindale while she was in the circle. Lindale managed just one hit off of Collard, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out eight during her three innings of work.

North Lamar - 4   Lindale - 2

Reagan Richardson pitched a complete game for North Lamar. She struck out 10 batters in the victory. She also had two doubles in the game. All the offense, though, came in the fourth inning for North Lamar.

Bill Jones reached on an error by the pitcher, scoring Summer Andrews and Erin Scholl. Bill would score on a passed ball as would Lauren Hodges. Lindale's offense came in the sixth inning before Richardson finally shut the door on them.

North Lamar - 5    Chapel Hill - 0

North Lamar scored three runs in the first inning and two more in the fifth inning. Madison Morrison started the scoring on an RBI triple. That was followed up by an RBI single from Bailee Nickerson and an RBI Double by Jaycie McEwin.

Brooke Collard had another great game for North Lamar as she pitched a complete game. Brooke only gave up two hits, as she struck out eight and walked two.

North Lamar scored two more in the fifth when Erin Scholl and Summer Andrews singled, scoring Morrison and Reagan Richardson.

North Lamar - 13   Grand Saline - 2

Reagan Richardson had three RBI's for North Lamar and pitched a complete game in the victory. She also scored two runs for the Pantherettes.

North Lamar scored six runs in the first two innings. Reagan got the Pantherettes on the board when she scored on a passed ball. Madison Morrison would score on a ground out by Summer Andrews.

North Lamar would add four more in the second. McKayla Figueroa would score to get things started on a passed ball. A ground out by Richardson would score Hannah Clark. Madison would then score on a Grand Saline error. A single by Erin Scholl would then score Bailee Nickerson.

Madison and Scholl each singled in the fourth to add a couple more runs for North Lamar. An error and a Richardson doubled help finish off the scoring for the Pantherettes in the fifth inning.