Lady Panthers fall to Williamsburg 1-4
By Michaela Miller
Knox Central’s softball team hosted its second home game against Williamsburg Monday. The Panthers suffered their second loss at home at an ending score of 1-4.
Kristen Smith, a senior at Knox Central, scored the first point of the season Monday. In the third inning, Smith made a winning hit and managed to make it to second base. Cassie Hale was up to bat next, who made a hit and made it to first base while Smith ran home to score.
The panthers led 1-0 for the rest of the third inning, until the fourth inning when Williamsburg scored two. The lead discouraged Knox Central as the players quickly got out at the end of the fourth inning.
A change of heart began in the sixth inning as pitcher Hallie Gambrel began by getting Kayla Griffith of Williamsburg out. Next, Williamsburg tried to score by trying to steal third base, but got out quickly by Cassie Hale to start the next half of the sixth.
During the next half the panthers almost scored again. Sarah Swafford hit and ran to first and then stole second while Montana Jones also had a hit and took first base. With just one more out, Meredith Russell subbed in for Jones at the first, but was no use as Central got out to start the last inning.
To begin the last inning of the game, Central got Danielle Lipsteuer of Williamsburg out, but the outs for Williamsburg did not last as Kaylee Moore of Williamsburg stole home base, which put the score at 1-3. With Williamsburg players on second and third base, the Panthers huddled to think of their next move.
Sarah Swafford managed to get a Williamsburg player out before they could make it to third, but Williamsburg scored and put the score at 1-4.
Things did start to look up for the panthers in the sixth inning, but was not enough as the Williamsburg Jackets took home the win.