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The PHS varsity softball team lost a tough one, 1-0, to Bowling Green on the home field, Thursday.
Lady Bobcat junior pitcher, Megan Garver, carved up the Lady Panthers, striking out 17 of the 24 batters she faced while giving up just four hits and three batted-ball outs.
Palmyra’s Kennedy Wilson pitched a gem as well, but gave up a one-out home run in the top of the fifth for the only run of the game.
The senior hurler gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out five in going the distance.
Palmyra threatened to score three times in the game but could not get a run home.
The first opportunity came in the bottom of the fourth when Lexi Peuster hit a one-out triple. However, Garver struck out the next two batters to end the threat.
Alaina Loman singled with two outs in the fifth and stole second, but was stranded with the next batter popped to the catcher.
The closest Palmyra came to scoring came in the sixth when Abbey Redd led off with a single, stole second and third, but was caught trying to steal home.
Palmyra’s only other hit was a two-out single by Bella McBride in the third.
The Lady Panthers earned their first Clarence Cannon Conference win of the season, 12-2, at home over Clark County Tuesday.
Palmyra held a slim, 4-2, lead before putting a six on the scoreboard in the fourth and adding two more in the sixth.
Redd came through with a walk-off single for the win.
Wilson overcame the two early unearned runs to pitch a six-inning complete game, giving up just four hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Jenna McVeigh went 3-for-3 and hitting an RBI double in the first inning while Hailey Kroeger provided two hits, including a two-run home run in the third.
Redd, Wilson and Tenlee Voss also had two hits in the game.
Palmyra opened the week with a 7-4 loss at home to Moberly Monday.
The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first and answered Moberly’s three runs in the top of the third with three of their own in the bottom of the inning, but the Spartans out-scored them 4-0 the rest of the way.
Voss started and went the first four innings before bowing to Wilson, who finished the game.
The offense produced 10 hits and two walks, but ended up leaving nine on base.
Voss and Wilson led the offense with three hits each.
Palmyra also competed in a cluster at Canton last Saturday, losing both games to Father Tolton Regional Catholic and the host team.
Palmyra made a valiant comeback, but ended up falling to Canton 9-8.
The Tigers led 8-2 going into the top of the fifth, when Palmyra scored four, before tying the game with single runs in the top of the sixth and seventh.
But Canton earned the win by leading off the bottom of the eighth with a single, followed by a two-base error, and an RBI single.
Wilson pitched a complete game, giving up nine runs, six earned, on 15 hits and two walks, while striking out four.
Redd led Palmyra’s 16 hit attack with three hits including a double while scoring three runs.
Voss, Wilson, Peuster, Kroeger, Loman and McVeigh all had two hits.
Palmyra blew a seven run lead in an 11-7 loss to Father Tolton.
The Lady Panthers scored all seven of their runs in the first inning on three singles, three walks, a hit-by-pitch and a Trailblazer error, but were then blanked the rest of the way by the Father Tolton relief pitcher.
Still Palmyra had a 7-1 lead going into the top of the fifth when the Trailblazers scored nine runs.
This week, Palmyra was scheduled to host Elsberry, Monday, before traveling to South Shelby, Tuesday, and Macon Thursday.
The end the week by competing in a cluster at Montgomery County along with South Callaway.
The junior varsity squad lost to Bowling Green, 4-3, Thursday.
Arizona Mitchell pitched all five innings giving up only one earned run, six hits and two walks while striking out five.
Palmyra managed just one hit, a single by Sophie Zeiger.
The JV also beat Clark County 12-2 Tuesday.
Mitchell pitched all five innings, giving up two runs on six hits while striking out five.
She also led the team’s nine-hit attack with three hits including a triple.
Norah Augspurg went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI.
The JV squad clobbered Moberly, 12-1, Monday, assisted by 12 Spartan walks.
Palmyra managed just three hits, all singles, by Madi Fessenden, Zeiger and Adyson Dorsey.
Mitchell pitched all four innings, giving up just one run on one hit and two walks, while striking out four.
2022 PHS Varsity/JV
8/26-27 at Troy Tournament
8/26 Winfield W 4-2, 1-0
Fulton L 1-5, 1-1
8/27 Timber. L 5-8, 1-2
Macon L 2-9, 1-3
8/30 Louisiana W 4-0, 2-3
9/1 at M. Twain W 18-6, 3-3
9/6 at LaPlata W 12-1, 4-3
9/8 at Mon. City L 3-11, 4-4
9/10 Canton L 8-9, 4-5
Father Tolton L 7-11, 4-6
9/12 Moberly L 4-7, 4-7
9/13 Clark Co. W 12-2, 5-7
9/15 Bowl. Green L 0-1, 5-8
9/19 Elsberry 5 p.m.
9/20 at South Shelby* 5 p.m.
9/22 at Macon* 5 p.m.
9/24 S. Callaway,
Montgomery Co. TBA
9/26 Highland* 5 p.m.
9/27 Brookfield* 5 p.m.
10/1 Wright City, Southern Boone, Palmyra TBA
10/3 Canton 5 p.m.
10/5 at Troy 5 p.m.
10/6 at Centralia* 5 p.m.
10/10 at Hannibal 5 p.m.
* Clarence Cannon Conference game