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Pantherettes Take Care of Atlanta off Reavis Grand Slam

SoftballGreg Higgins
(Photo by Joe Watson) Freshman Ashlyn Reavis with a grand slam in the fourth inning against Atlanta. 

(Photo by Joe Watson) Freshman Ashlyn Reavis with a grand slam in the fourth inning against Atlanta. 

On a night in which North Lamar recognized their three seniors, it was a freshman that did the damage in a 6-3 victory against Atlanta. Madison Morrison, Bailee Nickerson and Erin Scholl were honored before the game on Friday night. All three of the seniors have been on the varsity squad since they were freshman.

On Friday night, it was another freshman that stole the show. The Atlanta coach had decided they didn't want Scholl to beat them so she was walked three of the four times she went to the plate. The second time, though, it loaded the bases. Which set the stage for Reavis.

The game was tied 2-2 in the fourth inning. Reagan Richardson reached base on a fielders choice. Morrison would then be hit by a pitch. Nickerson would single next for North Lamar. Richardson was thrown out at home trying to score. Scholl would then be intentionally walked. Reavis, batting with the bases loaded, would plant the first pitch she saw over the center field fence.

It was the second grand slam hit by a North Lamar player in a weeks time. Lauren Hodges hit one a week earlier against Liberty Eylau. This would be the last runs North Lamar would score but that's all they needed. Atlanta managed to get one more run but that would be all as the Pantherettes moved to 9-0 in district play and 20-3 overall. North Lamar will close out the season at Pittsburg on Tuesday night.