Softball: Big inning gives Panthers split of DH with Huntingdon

Freshman Kalin Oglesby scores a run in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.
(LaGrange College Sports Information Photo)
Freshman Kalin Oglesby scores a run in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader. (LaGrange College Sports Information Photo)

Dani Gravett threw a one-hitter and a big inning carried LaGrange to a 6-2 win over Huntingdon on Thursdayand a split of a doubleheader. The Panthers (7-5) lost the first game 11-3 to the Hawks (6-8).

Gravett allowed only a two-run home run in the sixth inning to Brittany Richardson. She walked two and struck out in improving her record to 4-2.

The Panthers had taken a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Kalin Oglesby reached on an error to lead off the inning. She moved over to third on a single by Gravett and scored as Christy Flick grounded out.

The lead held until the sixth inning. Jade Reynolds walked to start the inning and Richardson followed with her home run to left to give the Hawks a 2-1 lead.

The Panthers came right back in their half of the sixth off Brooke Meadows (1-3). Laura Webber singled with one out and came all the way around to score on Kelbi Burgering's double to the base of the center field fence.

Maddie Kolovich followed with a base hit to center and ended up at second as the throw came home. Pinch-hitter Courtney Beshel walked to load the bases.

Danielle Newbern greeted reliever Kaetlen Brown with a soft single to left to score Burgering with the go-ahead run. Oglesby's ground out drove in Kolovich and Newbern scored as Kayla Folds reached on an error to put the Panthers up 6-2.

Gravett retired the Hawks in order in the seventh to clinch the win.

In the first game, the Panthers out hit the Hawks 10-9 but five errors led to eight unearned runs. Folds (2-3) started and took the loss, allowing three earned runs in the three innings.

Oglesby led the Panthers by going 3-for-3, including a double. Burgering also had a double included in her two hits.

The Panthers host nationally-ranked Christopher Newport on Saturday in a USA South doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.