Softball Beat | May 8, 2013

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Girls rebound with win over Conner

After a tough loss to Gallatin County in the NCKC the night before, the Lady Panthers bounced back with a 3-1 win at Conner.

Starting pitcher Sarah Hawkins, who took a line drive to the thigh against the Wildcats, threw a complete game, giving up just one run on six hits. She walked one batter and struck out two.

The Lady Panthers scored first, as Mackenzie Ogden led off the game with a double to center field. With two outs, Mackenzi Hawkins hit an RBI double to center field to put the girls up, 1-0.

The Lady Cougars tied the game in the bottom half, 1-1.

In the top of the third, Kayla Williamson singled, followed by a walk by Kelsey Ogden. Mackenzi Hawkins singled, loading the bases. Williamson scored on a wild pitch, 2-1, and Michaela Culver’s single to right field scored Ogden, 3-1.

Mackenzi Hawkins was 2-4 with a single and a double, while Mackenzie Ogden was also 2-4 with two doubles. Williamson, Sarah Hawkins and Culver all singled, with Culver getting an RBI.


Lady Panthers take two wins over Owen

The Carroll County softball team took one trip to Owenton Friday, May 3, and came home with two wins.

The girls finished their April 16 matchup that started in Carrollton, but was delayed due to thunderstorms that rolled in. The game ended with Carroll up 8-1 in the top of the fifth with two outs. The Lady Panthers ultimately won the game, 10-1.

After giving up a solo homerun in the top of the first to Courtney Waldrop, the Lady Panthers held the Lady Rebels scoreless for the remainder. Sarah Hawkins pitched a complete game over the two days, giving up six hits, one walk and striking out three batters.

Mackenzie Ogden answered with a solo homerun of her own in Carroll’s first at-bat.

The girls got on a roll in the bottom of the second, as Mackenzie Hawkins and Brittany Yocum both reached with walks. Haley Dermon hit an RBI single to right field, giving Carroll the lead. Mackenzie Ogden hit an RBI single right field, followed by a single to center field by Kayla Williamson. Kelsey Ogden brought her around with an RBI double to right field, 6-1.

After a scoreless third, Mackenzie Ogden got her team rolling again, this time with a triple to right field. Williamson laid down a sacrifice to score Ogden, but was safe herself after an error on the pitcher. Sarah Hawkins doubled to center field to score Mackenzi Hawkins, 8-1.

In the bottom of the sixth at Owenton, Kayla Williamson showed that she also had some power, homering over the left field fence. Kelsey Ogden followed that with a double to centerfield. Sarah Hawkins came up to the plate next for Carroll, and the junior pitcher hit a SAC fly to help score Kelsey Ogden, 10-1.

In game two, the Lady Panthers kept the bats rolling, collecting 10 hits en route to a 13-4 victory.

The team scored five runs in the top of the third and four in the top of the fifth to help them pull away.

Mackenzie Ogden led the team, going 3-5 with two singles, a double and two RBIs. Williamson, Kelsey Ogden, Mackenzi Hawkins and Jenah Roberts all singled and collected an RBI. Sarah Hawkins singled and had two RBIs. Michaela Culver also singled against Owen County.

The junior pitcher struck out five batters and gave up just seven hits and zero walks.