Softball: Panthers celebrate Senior Day by sweeping Maryville 8-0 and 2-1

Softball: Panthers celebrate Senior Day by sweeping Maryville 8-0 and 2-1

LaGrange celebrated Senior Day with a sweep of Maryville in a USA South doubleheader Saturday at the LaGrange College Softball Complex.

The Panthers (16-10, 11-7 USA South) took the first game 8-0 in five inning, then got a walk-off double from Dani Gravett to win the second game 2-1.

Seniors Jordan Conner, Christy Flick, Lindsey Hogan, Amanda Morier, Danielle Newbern and Olivia Wolfe were recognized in a ceremony between games.

Wolf improved to 8-7 in the first game, scattering six hits, striking out two and not walking a batter. Newbern and Alison Jiles provided home runs to back Wolfe's pitching.

Jiles led off the second inning with her second home run of the season. Newbern's fourth of the season, a three-run blast, highlighted a five-run third inning. Gravett and Flick had RBI singles in the inning.

The Panthers got a pair of unearned runs in the fourth to go up 8-0. After Gravett singled and Newbern doubled, both runners scored on an errant pick off throw.

In the second game, Maryville took a 1-0 lead in the second inning off Gravett (6-1). The Panthers tied the game in their half of the second when Wolfe scored on a passed ball.

It remained 1-1 until the Panthers' half of the seventh. With one out, Hogan reached on an infield hit and moved up to second on a ground out. Gravett then doubled to the base of the right field fence as Hogan came around to score the winning run.

The Panthers play at Huntingdon on Tuesday in a USA South doubleheader.