Varsity softball split their I8 “Home Opener” last night at Pennfield.
Game one the Panthers battled a back and forth game, but gave up 3 runs in the 7th inning. Taylor Nichols struck out 11 and walked 3 batters. Hits for the Panthers came from Taylor Nichols (2 run Homer), Hadlie Hinojosa, and Abi Wilcoxson. Final score Western 6, Pennfield 8.
Game two the Panthers rallied for a 6th inning win! Hits for Western were collected by Taylor Nichols and Olivia Rodriguez 3, Camille Smith 2, Hayden Fortress, and Abi Wilcoxson singles. Freshman, Ashley Williams came in to pitch in the 6th and 7th inning to shut out the Pennfield offense. Western 8, Pennfield 7.
The Panthers will play at 9am at Homer tomorrow.