Unless you're in the playoffs, there aren't many must win games in a season. Saturday, however, was a game for North Lamar in which you felt like they needed to win. Not only were they playing at home, but they were playing the first place Pleasant Grove Lady Hawks.
Pleasant Grove, who went to the state tournament last year in softball, was 4-0 before Saturday's 3-0 loss at the hands of North Lamar. It was a game in which both teams really wanted to win.
For the Pantherettes, it was their ace Reagan Richardson in the circle. Reagan allowed three hits while walking six. She struck out nine Lady Hawks as well. The most important stat, though, is she didn't allow a run in the game.
Not only did Reagan pitch a great game but she also helped herself out at the plate as she had two of the six hits for North Lamar. She was on base in the 5th inning when the scoreless tie was broken.
After a one out single put her on first, she would use her speed to get third base on a Madison Morrison sacrifice. It wouldn't matter what base she was on, though, as Bailee Nickerson took a 1-1 pitch and hammered it over the center field fence.
Even though they didn't need it, they would get an insurance run the next inning. After Summer Andrews led off the inning with a single, Bill Jones bunted her to second. Jaycie McEwin would single her home to give North Lamar 3-0 lead. With the win, North Lamar moves to 3-2 in district. They will be on the road Tuesday at Liberty-Eylau.