Alba-Golden started off the first inning with two quick outs, but then it was lights out for Dallas Madison as the Lady Panthers batted around twice scoring 16 runs on their way to a 24-2 route in the bi-district contest Thursday in Greenville.
The Lady Panthers had 10 hits in the game and Madison had 10 errors. The Lady Trojans did not get a hit as Lady Panther pitchers Morgan Curts and Ashlyn Rogers silenced Madison’s bats.
Curts faced six batters and struck out each one of them while Rogers faced five batters and struck out two. The Lady Panthers added eight more runs in the bottom of the second to go up 24-0. Madison crossed the plate twice in the top of the third. Umpires called the game in the third inning after Madison had batted. The Lady Trojans were able to only get the ball in play two times.
Gracie Pendergrass got things going with a double in the bottom of the first inning. She would later get another hit from the left side of the plate. Bralee Littlejohn singled and Briana Weissert pounded a double to left-center followed by another double by Shelby Wright. Littlejohn actually got two hits and scored twice in the first inning alone. Rogers then tagged a pitch which sailed over the centerfielder’s head for a triple. Curts came up for the second time in the inning and answered with a home run. Lady Panther Coach Tiffani Mason started substituting at the plate and in the field as early as the first inning.
Alba-Golden will head to the area round of the state playoffs taking on Pottsboro later this week. The information on game time and place will be added to the online version of the Wood County Monitor at woodcountymonitor.com and updated on our Facebook page.