|Taylor Hoffman steps on second for a force out and throws to first for a double play attempt.
This week the Panthers hosted the Woodward-Granger Hawks on Monday night in the last week of conference play.
The Hawks posted four runs in the first inning on no hits, three walks, one hit batter, and three Panther errors. In the second inning, one more run was added to the W-G total due to no hits and four walks.
The first hits for W-G came in the third inning. They scored two runs off two hits and no Panther errors.
In the bottom of the third inning, the Panthers scored their only run. Taylor Hoffman singled to start the inning. Tiffanie Carey laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Hoffman and Maddie Wagler hit a sac-fly to score Hoffman.
W-G scored two more in the fifth inning on no hits, two errors, and one walk. In the sixth inning, two runs crossed the plate for the Hawks on a 2-run home run by Emily Fuson.
The Panthers totaled five hits. Hoffman, Carey, Cadence Simmons, Jade Cunningham, and Hannah Appleseth all hit safely.
Pitching for the Panthers was Simmons. She went six innings, faced 38 batters, allowed 4 hits, 10 walks and 1 hit batter while recording 3 strike outs.
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Last week on Wednesday night the Panthers headed into Urbandale to face the Class 2A No. 7 rated Des Moines Christian Lions. The Panthers were able to get base runners on in five of the seven innings but were unable to score.
In the first inning, DMC scored three runs on two hits and one Panther error. The Lions didn't score again until the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs. Two runs crossed the plate on a walk and two Panther errors.
Pitching for the Panthers Cadence Simmons. She pitched 7 innings, faced 29 batters and allowed 5 runs, none earned, on 4 hits, 4 walks, and 1 hit batter.
Getting the win for DMC was Leah Harris. She threw 7 innings, faced 28 batters, and allowed 0 runs on 5 hits, 1 walk and 2 hit batters. She fanned four.
Panthers with one hit each were Simmons, Maddie Wagler, Emilie Prince, Emily Neel, and Hannah Appleseth.
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The Panthers were the first to put runs on the board. In the second inning Shelby Lane started things off with a base hit up the middle. Emilie Prince followed with a single and then stole second. Claire Arganbright grounded out which allowed Lane to score. Jade Cunningham reached safely on a fielder's choice as Prince scored for the Panthers.
The Panthers continued to score in the third frame when Tiffanie Carey singled to start the inning. Cadence Simmons reached with a base hit as well. Lane found a hole in the outfield and her single scored Carey. Simmons crossed the plate on a passed ball to give the Panthers a 4-0 lead.
In the bottom half of the third inning, GC's Keisha Bailey scored on Laurisa Stringer's base hit.
The Tigers were able to cross home plate in the fifth inning on two Panther errors. Brittney Ure came in when Claire Thompson was able to reach on an infielder's error.
The score was 4-2 in the Panthers' favor heading into the seventh inning. After they pounded out eight hits and scored 7 more runs, the Panthers took the win. The big inning began for the Panthers with Maddie Wagler's base hit. Simmons followed suit. Lane was able to reach safely on an error and Wagler scored. Emilie Prince scored Simmons on her hit. Another error allowed Claire Arganbright to reach safely and Emily Neel to score. Then Jade Cunningham singled and stole second base. Back to the top of the order, Taylor Hoffman singled to knock in Prince. Carey singled to keep things going for the Panthers. Wagler was up for the second time in the inning and scored Cunningham on her fielder's choice. Simmons smacked a single to score Hoffman and Wagler.
The winning pitcher was Simmons who pitched 7 innings, saw 28 batters, and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned. She gave up 3 hits but struck out 5. Pitching for GC was Claire Thompson. She went 7 innings, faced 41 batters, allowed 11 runs, 4 earned, on 15 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strike outs.
Leading the offensive charge for the Panthers was Simmons who was 4-5 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Hoffman, Carey, Lane, and Prince each had two hits for the Panthers. With one hit apiece were Wagler, Arganbright, Cunningham, and Appleseth. Every Panther had at least one hit.
Five Tigers with one hit each were Bailey, Thompson, Alison Hanner, Alex Mason, and Ure.
Monday, June 18, the Panthers hosted the Bulldogs from Ogden. The Panthers were able to hold them scoreless in the first inning but were unable to stop the runs in the latter innings. The first runs for both teams came in the second inning. Ogden scored one run on three hits. In the bottom half, the Panthers scored two runs. Emilie Prince started the action with a base hit up the middle. Jade Cunningham drew a two-out walk to help the effort. Hannah Appleseth singled to load the bases. Taylor Hoffman came up with a base hit to score Prince and Cunningham.
The Panthers were not able to score again until the sixth inning. Maddie Wagler started off the inning with a double to left field. Shelby Lane singled scoring Wagler for the Panthers third run of the game.
Ogden had two big innings. In the third inning, they scored four runs on two hits and one Panther error. Four more runs were added in the fourth inning on three hits and one Panther error. In the fifth inning, the Bulldogs scored two runs on two hits and no errors. Then in the sixth inning, three more crossed the plate for the Bulldogs on three hits.
Hurling for the Panthers was Cadence Simmons. She pitched 6 innings, faced 42 batters, allowed 15 hits, 14 runs, 8 earned, and 5 walks. She retired two on strikes.
The Panthers were to play in the Riverside Tournament that was scheduled for last Saturday, but it was cancelled due to wet weather conditions.
Panorama's conference record is 3-12. Overall the ladies are 6-16 on the season. Tonight is Senior Night for the Panthers as they take on West Central Valley. Before the varsity game tonight at 6:00, the seniors will be recognized. Friday night the Panthers will play their last conference game and regular season game at Coon Rapids-Bayard.
Next week is the beginning of Regional games. The Panthers play Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Panora against West Central Valley. The winner will travel to Van Meter Thursday to play Van Meter at 7:00 p.m.
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