The Lady Panthers hung on to secure a nice road win over South Spencer to start the last week of the regular season, while the Lady Aces weren’t able to string enough offense together to lose in a shutout to South Warren.
Owensboro Catholic vs. South Warren
The Lady Aces struggled to turn hits into runs on Monday, falling to South Warren 8-0 to open up the last week of the regular season.
The Lady Spartans wasted no time getting on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first thanks to an RBI groundout from senior Caroline Pitcock. After a scoreless second inning, South Warren would expand their lead with an RBI groundout from junior Katie Walker and a two-run single from senior Carrie Enlow to go up 4-0 into the fourth.
The Lady Spartans grabbed four more runs in the bottom of the fifth to take an 8-0 lead, giving senior Selynna Metcalfe wrap up a strong performance in the circle. Metcalfe threw all seven innings, allowing no runs on six hits, walking two and striking out two en route to the 8-0 shutout win.
Junior Brooke Hamilton didn’t have a strong day in the circle for Owensboro Catholic, as she allowed eight runs—three earned—on seven hits, while walking four and striking out seven in six innings. Senior Camille Conkright led the way offensively, as she was the only player on the Lady Aces to record two hits on the day.
Owensboro Catholic falls to 21-10 overall, as they will now take a few days off and recoup before a road matchup with Henderson County at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Daviess County vs. South Spencer
The Lady Panthers were able to fend off a late comeback from South Spencer to grab a 6-2 win to extend their winning streak to five games on Monday.
Daviess County took advantage of two South Spencer errors in the top of the first, allowing multiple runs to take a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the first. Following a scoreless second inning, the Lady Panthers took advantage of another error and brought in a run to take a 3-0 lead into the fourth.
Daviess County kept applying pressure offensively throughout the game, getting a two-run single from senior Katie Mewes in the fifth and a solo home run from junior Jessie Daniels to take a 6-0 lead in the top of the seventh. And while the Lady Panthers offense was clicking, junior Alexis Jackson was dealing.
The righty tossed all seven innings, allowing two unearned runs on four hits, while walking three and striking out 10 to secure the 6-2 win for Daviess County. Offensively it was Mewes who led the way, going 2-4 with two RBIs.
The Lady Panthers improved to 23-4 with the win and they will look to grab their second straight road matchup when they take on Hancock County at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.