Lady Panthers set example as they defeat Wills Point
MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panthers showed not only is the future bright, but the present is not too bad either as they took down the Wills Point Lady Tigers April 12 as they hosted Little League night in Mabank.
Before the game and during the National Anthem, the Lady Panthers varsity squad were joined by members of the Little League Mabank softball team.
The Lady Tigers looked to spoil the night as they plated three runs in the top of the first inning to take an early 3-0 lead.
The Lady Panthers wouldn’t be silenced as they rattled off three runs of their own in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game 3-3.
After Mabank starting pitcher Carlee Cline shut down Wills Point in the top of the second inning, the Lady Panthers exploded for five runs in the bottom half of the inning to move ahead 8-3.
Wills Point responded with a run in the top of the third with Mabank plating three more runs in the fourth inning to stay up on the Lady Tigers 11-4.
The Lady Panthers added one more run in the bottom of the fifth to answer Wills Point’s two runs in the top half of the inning as they took a 12-6 after five innings.
Wills Point would add two late runs, but the Lady Panthers shut down the Lady Tigers on their way to a 12-8 district victory.
Cline not only picked up the win in her complete game on the stripe while striking out 10 batters, but she also added four hits and two RBIs at the plate.
Laura Dyer added four hits for Mabank while Avery Tomlinson knocked in four runs for the Panthers.
The win moves Mabank to 19-10 overall and 3-6 in district play as they sit in fourth place.
Mabank hits the field next on Thursday, April 18 as they take on the Athens Lady Hornets at home for Senior night.
First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday night.