Lady Panthers avenge loss, fall in Class A
By Jim Turner

Posted on April 3, 2017 9:53 PM

After avenging their only early season loss, the Russellville Lady Panthers lost an All A regional game in which they out-hit the winners by a large margin.

In the win, RHS won 12-10 Friday over an Edmonson County team which had beaten them 8-1 exactly a week earlier.

Eight of the nine Lady Panthers contributed to the winners’ 13 hits. Tonisha Hampton doubled twice as part of the seven RHS two-baggers. Joining her with doubles were Cierra Collins, Susanna Higgins, Tara Gilbert, Chloe Whitescarver and Taryn Gray.

Gilbert had three hits with Brooklyn Ray, Hampton and Lilly Newman adding two each. Also singling was Collins, who was also hit by a pitch. Hampton stole three bases, Ray two and courtesy runner Makayla Davis one.

Hampton scored three runs with Gilbert, Ray and Whitescarver crossing the plate twice each.

Whitescarver and Higgins both were credited with two RBIs while Gilbert, Ray, Hampton, Fray and Newman each drove in a run.

Starting pitcher Macy Meacham worked the first two innings. She gave up three earned runs on three hits, no walks and four strikeouts. The Wildcats homered twice off her.

Gilbert worked the final five innings and got the win. She gave up nine runs on seven hits and two strikeouts. Only three of her runs allowed were earned.

Metcalfe County 9, RHS 6

The Lady Panthers out-hit the Metcalfe 14-8 and still lost. Errors again cost RHS. Only five of the Lady Hornets’ nine runs were earned.

Gilbert and Hampton both doubled among their two hits. Also getting two hits were Ray, Meacham, Higgins and seventh grader Newman. Collins and eighth grader Whitescarver also added a hit each. Gilbert was hit by a pitch and Collins walked.

Hampton had three RBIs. Meacham added an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Ray and Higgins added an RBI each.

Higgins, Ray, Whitescarver, Gray and Newman each stole a base. Collins scored two runs with Gilbert, Ray, Meacham and Davis tallying one each.

Gilbert took the loss on the mound. She gave up the nine runs—five earned—on


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