Panthers prevail over Barbourville in 51st District Tournament

Photo by Michaela Miller Cassie Hale hits the ball for the Panther’s in the 51st District game against the Barbourville Tigers. Knox Central prevailed over the Tigers 15-10.
Photo by Michaela Miller
Cassie Hale hits the ball for the Panther’s in the 51st District game against the Barbourville Tigers. Knox Central prevailed over the Tigers 15-10.

by Michaela Miller

The Lady Panthers stepped up to the plate in the first round of the District tournament on Tuesday and beat the Barbourville Tigers 15-10.

Photo by Michaela Miller Hallie Gambrel for the Lady Panthers runs to first base after a hit. Knox beat Barbourville in the first round of the 51st District 15-10.
Photo by Michaela Miller
Hallie Gambrel for the Lady Panthers runs to first base after a hit. Knox beat Barbourville in the first round of the 51st District 15-10.

The Tigers got off to a good start and led over the Panthers until the fourth inning. Runs made by freshman Meredith Russell and Addison Osbourne tied the game in the fourth.

Photos by Michaela Miller and Allison Swafford for The Mountain Advocate Senior night took place before Knox Central’s 51st District Tournament against Barbourville. Knox Central seniors, Kristen Smith and Savannah Abner were honored.
Photos by Michaela Miller and Allison Swafford for The Mountain Advocate
Senior night took place before Knox Central’s 51st District Tournament against Barbourville. Knox Central seniors, Kristen Smith and Savannah Abner were honored.

Savannah Abner-senior-1Knox Central’s Hallie Gambrel pitched two full innings and struck out two batters. Kristen Smith then took over and pitched up until the seventh inning where she struck out four batters. Sarah Swafford pitched the last two outs of the seventh and allowed the Panther’s to take their win.

The Tigers would lead again in the fifth with a lead of 9-6, but the Panther’s bounced back in the last inning and beat the Tiger’s 15-10.

It was Knox Central’s senior night Tuesday and the seniors were honored before the tournament took place. Senior’s Montana Jones and Kristen Smith were both honored.

It was a good night for the seniors as the Panthers took down the Tigers in the first round of the 51st District tournament. The action will continue for the Panthers in the next round of the tournament against Lynn Camp.