Lady Panthers Run Up Against Hard Hurlers

Jack WalkerStaff Writer

For the second straight game, the Lady Panthers ran up against a hot pitcher — and Gunter’s Kaitlyn Holmes is one of the district’s best. The senior recorded 14 strikeouts as the Lady Tigers blanked Van Alstyne,11-0 on April 5.

Maddie Horn collected the only two hits off of Holmes in the game. Her triple led off the bottom of the first inning. Cheyenne Goodenow reached on a dropped third strike and Hunter Offill walked to load the bases.

The Lady Panthers couldn’t cash in on that opportunity as Holmes struck out the side. Horn had a single in the bottom of the fourth, but was again stranded as Holmes was on her game.

The Lady Panthers host Farmersville Friday with a 6 p.m. first pitch and close out the season on April 16 as the Leonard Lady Tigers pay a visit to Forrest Moore Park.

Senior pitcher Hunter Offill will the honored on that night as the Lady Panthers hold their senior night ceremony.

Caddo Mills 6,

Van Alstyne 1

The offensive dry spell continued for the Lady Panthers on their trip to Caddo Mills last week as the Lady Foxes took a 6-1 decision.

Maddie Horn got the only Van Alstyne hit of the ball game, a lead-off single in the first inning. Cheyenne Goodenow walked following Horn’s hit but Caddo Mills worked out of that jam.

The Lady Foxes scored two runs in the second and third innings to take a 4-0 lead.

Hunter Offill drew her second walk of the game in the Van Alstyne sixth inning, and when Lauren Gibson hit a hard ground ball to the left side, Hunter came around to score on a series of Caddo Mills errors.

Shelby Moran worked out of that trouble and finished the night with 11 strikeouts in the contest.