Apr 03, 2024

Lady Panther softball makes short work of Liberal

Posted Apr 03, 2024 12:37 PM

Great Bend Post Sports

The drive from Liberal to Great Bend is a long one. So was the first inning in Tuesday's Western Athletic Conference softball game as the Lady Panthers plated eight runs at the Sports Complex. Great Bend added seven runs in the second and another in the third to set up a 16-2 run-rule after five innings.

The big first inning was highlighted by a home run from Paige Thexton and doubles from DeShawnna Bryant and Ava Kaiser. Thexton added a 2-run double in the second. Alyssa McCauley went deep for the lone run in the third.

The Lady Panthers banged out 12 hits, with half of those being extra-base hits, and walked five times. Thexton finished with the two hits and a walk, five RBIs, and three runs scored. McCauley homered and singled. Camdyn Post doubled, singled twice, and walked, coming around to score once. Kaiser drove in three runs with her double.

McCauley picked up the win in the circle, striking out one and allowing an earned run on four hits in her four innings of work. Braelyn Turner pitched the final inning without allowing a hit and striking out two.

Great Bend moves to 6-1 on the season. The Lady Panthers travel to Liberal for a doubleheader on Thursday.