Lady Panthers score third victory of the season with win over Westover
Published 2:48 pm Friday, September 30, 2022
From Staff Reports
AMERICUS – The Sumter County Lady Panthers Softball Team (SCHS) got some timely hitting from Kierra Wilkerson and Madison Shelton and they were able to take advantage of walks and errors in their 15-3 victory over Westover on Thursday, September 29 at the Sumter County High School Softball Complex.
The Lady Panthers scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning by taking advantage of five walks and an error, but they also got a timely two-run single from Wilkerson.
The Lady Patriots responded in the top of the second with a run, but SCHS went back to work in the bottom of the second by scoring four more runs by taking advantage of three walks and a wild pitch.
WHS scored a run in the top of the third when they took advantage of an error, but the Lady Panthers responded by scoring four more runs in the bottom half of the inning by taking advantage of four walks and getting an RBI single from Shelton. At this point, SCHS had a 9-2 lead.
The Lady Patriots scored a run in the top of the fourth inning when Evelyn Vicente scored on a dropped third strike, but the Lady Panthers put the icing on the cake in the bottom half of the inning when Shamyia Banks reached on an error that allowed herself and Eriel Aldridge to score.
The Lady Panthers scored most of their 15 runs on walks and errors committed by WHS, but got hits from Aldridge, Shelton and Wilkerson. Shelton went 1 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored and Wilkerson went 1 for 2 with two RBIs and a run scored. Aldridge was also in the hit column, as she went 1 for 2 and scored three runs.
Shelton went the entire way in the circle for SCHS. In four innings of work, she gave up three runs on four walks and struck out nine WHS batters.
The Lady Panthers (3-19) will try for another victory when they host Berrien in a Region 1-AA game on Tuesday, October 4 at 5:30 p.m.