Centralia wins Sr. Night, 13-9
The Lady Panthers softball team took the visiting Clark County Lady Indians to Clarence Cannon Conference softball school and gave them a 13-9 lesson in how to lose a softball game.
The now 8-9 Lady Panthers took an early lead in the first inning, of their Senior Night softball game, getting ahead 2-1 and building from there.
By the bottom of the third, behind Olivia Hombs’ five strikeout pitching, they were up 7-2, a lead they stretched to 11-2 by the bottom of the fourth.
Clark County pushed back in the top of the fifth to score five runs, but Scarlett Fox scored off an Ella Holiman grounder-ball single and Centralia’s Lynsie Curtis scored off a Hombs ground-ball single to give Centralia’s lead a two-run reinforcement.
Clark County scored two more in the top of the seventh but it was not enough.
Fox led Centralia on the scoreboard with four runs, followed by Curtis with three and Holiman with two.
Homes led at the plate with six RBIs, followed by Holiman with three and Anna Romine with two.
Catch the Lady Panthers and the Hallsville Lady Indians this Saturday at Bicentennial Park for the Lady Panthers 2019 Centralia Invitational.
Central starts at 9 a.m. on the west field against Mexico. Hallsville, also at 9, on the east field against Palmyra.
For more Lady Panther softball, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.