Panthers stay alive in GSAC tournament with 12-0 win over Wesleyan
Earlier in the day, the fourth-seeded Panthers downed fifth-seeded Agnes Scott 8-2. Top-seed Piedmont College edged the Panthers 2-1, dropping them to the loser's bracket against Wesleyan.
In the win over Agnes Scott, the Panthers used three pitchers to hold the Scotties to five hits. Shanna Brumbelow started the game, pitching 2-1/3 innings. She allowed a run, did not give up a hit, walked four and struck out two.
Kayla Folds (5-4) got the win, allowing a run in 1-2/3 innings. Folds gave up two hits, did not walk a batter and struck out one. Kristen Woodard pitched three scoreless innings to get her first save of the year.
The Panthers had 10 hits in the game. Holly Hazelwood, Katie Ison and Valeree Williams each had two hits. Williams and Laura Webber both drove in two runs.
In the second game against Piedmont, the Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Katie Hein had a one-out single and stole second. She came around to score on Ison's single to center field. Hein had three of the Panthers' five hits in the game.
The Lady Lions got both of their runs in the fifth inning off Woodard (8-7). Woodard pitched 4-1/3 innings, allowing only one earned run. Folds finished the game, pitching the final 1-2/3 innings.
The Panthers jumped out to a 7-0 first inning lead against Wesleyan in their final game of the day. The Panthers had only three hits in the inning, taking advantage of two errors by the Pioneers.
The Panthers added two runs in the second and three more in the third to build a 12-0 lead. Williams had a two-run double in the third inning. Williams and Hanna Patterson each had two hits and two RBIs for the Panthers, who finished with eight hits.
Brumbelow (8-6) pitched the first two innings to get the win. Danielle LaDuron closed out the game with three scoreless innings of relief.
The Panthers continue play Saturday at noon CST against the winner of the Agnes Scott-Maryville game.