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PHS softball team falls to Macon in CCC game

The PHS varsity girls softball team went to 2-2 in Clarence Cannon Conference play with a 3-1 loss at Macon Thursday.

The Lady Tigers strung together four singles and took advantage of a Palmyra fielding error to score all three of their runs in the third inning.

Held in check the first six innings, Palmyra scored their only run in the top of the seventh when Kennedy Wilson singled, moved to second on a walk to Candra King, and came in to score on a fielder’s choice ground ball and an error.

The Macon pitcher, Brooke Weimer, gave up just two hits and three walks while striking out 10 in tossing a complete game.

Wilson pitched the first three innings giving up three runs, two of them earned, six hits and one walk while striking out one. 

Jazlin Gottman pitched three shutout innings to finish the game, striking out four while not giving up a hit or a walk.

Palmyra won the other CCC game of the week at South Shelby, 11-2, Tuesday.

The Lady Panthers took any drama away early as they scored five runs in the first, one in the second, three in the third and two in the fourth.

Palmyra out-hit the Lady Birds, 18-5, while the host team committed nine errors.

Abbey Redd, Jazlin Gottman, and Lexie Peuster had three-hit games, while Alaina Loman, Hailey Kroeger and Jansen Juette had two hits each.

Gottman pitched all seven innings to collect the win, giving up five hits while striking out 11.

Most recently, the Lady Panthers fell at Columbia Battle, 9-4, Saturday.

Details of the game were not available for this edition. 

The Lady Panthers got clobbered at Columbia Rock Bridge, 14-0, last Monday.

The Lady Panthers managed just one hit, a one-out double in the second inning by Hailee Kroeger, and hit only one other ball to the outfield, a fly to center.

Ella Schouten struck out seven and walked none in earning the five-inning win for Rock Bridge. The double was the only thing keeping the senior pitcher from a perfect game.

Together Lydia Althoff and Jazlin Gottman were touched for eight hits and six earned runs, while the defense committed two errors. 

Post-season assignments were made last Monday, and Palmyra was placed in Class 2, District 5 along with Clark County, Highland, Mark Twain, Monroe City, South Shelby and Van-Far.

Monroe City will host the tournament.