Friday’s softball action:
• Trio of Lady Panthers guide DC to win
• Hot offense powers Catholic to road victory
• Late lead slips away at home for OHS
Daviess County 10, Elizabethtown 7
Savanah Northern, Abby Newman and Millie Roberts combined for 10 hits, six runs, nine RBIs and four doubles to help Daviess County (19-12) sneak past Elizabethtown (14-13) in the Manual Softball Showcase at the University of Louisville.
Northern went 5-for-5 and scored four times. Newman had two hits, two runs and two RBIs. Roberts had three doubles and drove in five runs.
The biggest double by Roberts came in the sixth inning, when she drove in Northern and Newman to put Daviess County up for good in a back-and-forth game. An RBI double by Northern earlier in the inning tied the game at 7-7.
The trio also helped put together a four-run fourth inning for the Lady Panthers. Northern and Newman posted back-to-back RBI singles, and they both scored on a double by Roberts that tied the game at 6-6. Roberts also doubled to drive in Northern for the first score of the game.
Greysee Whiteker picked up the win, pitching the final 4.1 innings and allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts.
WP: Whiteker. LP: Colasanti. 2B: Hamilton, Northern, Roberts 3 (DC), Colasanti, Shaw 2, Rudd (E). HR: Colasanti.
Owensboro Catholic 14, Ohio County 4
A quick start and hot bats allowed the Lady Aces (14-10) to breeze past the Lady Eagles (13-12) in a five-inning road win.
Hannah Carter drew a bases-loaded, no-out walk in the first inning for the first run, and Catholic scored four more with a double from Bailey Simone and single by Taylor Dukate. Isabella Henning added an RBI double in the second inning for a 6-1 lead.
With an 8-4 lead, the Lady Aces put the game away with a six-run fifth inning. After a couple of runs early in the frame, Carter hit a two-RBI single and Hadley Phelps drove in two more with a double.
Carter led with four RBIs, and Danielle Henning scored three times. Five Lady Aces recorded doubles, while Camille Conkright hit for a triple.
Starting pitcher Lexi Hatchett got the win, giving up four runs on three hits in 2.1 innings. Phelps closed out the game and allowed a single hit while striking out three.
Ohio Co. 103-00—4-4-0
WP: Hatchett. LP: Logsdon. 2B: Hayden, I. Henning, Phelps, Simone (Catholic). 3B: Conkright (Catholic).
Edmonson County 7, Owensboro 4
A couple of untimely errors proved costly for the Lady Devils (3-23) at home, as a late lead slipped away in a loss to the Lady Cats (9-14).
Owensboro held a 4-3 lead with two outs in the seventh inning, but back-to-back hits tied the game and a couple of errors allowed Edmonson County to go back in front for the win.
The Lady Devils had taken their first lead in the sixth inning. Mady Poole doubled to drive in Emma Kingsley and tie the game at 3-3. Poole then scored on a single by Molly Hudson.
Owensboro also got a pair of runs in the fourth inning when a single by Poole drove in Kingsley and Kaylyn Sowders.
Hadley Hughes took the loss, giving up four runs (three unearned) in the final two innings. Brooke Keller went five innings and allowed three runs (two unearned) on four hits.
WP: Woodard. LP: Hughes. 2B: Meredith (EC), Poole (O).