The Panther Press

North Lamar Explodes Past Paris to Even District Record

SoftballGreg Higgins
Summer Andrews met at home plate by her teammates after hitting a solo home run against Paris.

Summer Andrews met at home plate by her teammates after hitting a solo home run against Paris.

The North Lamar Pantherettes needed a win the worst way. After defeating Liberty Eylau to open up district, the Pantherettes have suffered back-to-back losses to Pittsburg and Atlanta.

Thanks to an offensive explosion, North Lamar got back into the win column. The Pantherettes crushed three home runs as they defeated Paris High 13-1. North Lamar got off to a fast start as they put up three runs before Paris came to the plate.

Reagan Richardson opened the game with a double and would later score on a single by Bailee Nickerson. Erin Scholl would bring Nickerson home on a groundout to second. Summer Andrews would finish out the first-inning scoring as she hit a solo home run over the centerfield fence.

That would be more than enough offense for Brooke Collard, who got the start in the circle. Brooke went the distance and only allowed one run on four hits. She struck out 10 and didn’t walk anybody.

Even though the three runs would be enough, the Pantherettes didn’t stop there. They added two more in the fourth inning and then topped it off with eight in the fifth inning. With a 5-0 lead, Nickerson led off the inning with a single. She would score three pitches later as Scholl drove a 1-1 pitch over the fence.

North Lamar would bat around in the inning. Madison Morrison, who reached on a single, would score when Nickerson launched one over the fence to end the scoring for North Lamar. Paris would get one in the bottom of the inning, but that was not enough as North Lamar won it in five innings. With the win, North Lamar evens their district record at 2-2. They will host Pleasant Grove on Saturday. First pitch is set for 2 pm.