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The PHS varsity softball team went 1-1 last week with a win over Clark County and a loss to Bowling Green.
The Lady Panthers lost 8-7 in extra innings at Bowling Green to go 3-5 on the season.
Trailing 4-0, Palmyra took the lead with three runs in the third and four in the fourth.
But Bowling Green tied it up with three in the bottom of the fourth and then walked off with a run in the eighth.
Riley Sutter pitched a complete game, giving up just two earned runs, nine hits and four walks.
The winning run came across on a lead-off walk, a sacrifice bunt and an RBI single.
Lexie Peuster went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double while Bella McBride went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and one driven in and Alaina Loman hit a double, drove in two and scored twice.
The Lady Panthers went to 1-1 in Clarence Cannon Conference play with a 9-3 win at Clark County last Tuesday.
Peuster tripled to lead off the game and scored and then hit an RBI double in the second inning to give Palmyra a 2-0 lead.
Clark County took the lead with three runs in the third, but the Lady Panthers responded with three in the fourth, two in the fifth and sixth to win going away.
Sutter started and went the first two and a third innings before giving way to Arizona Mitchell who finished the game and earned the victory.
Peuster ended up going 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two driven in, while Jerzey Ramey and Hailey Kroeger contributed two hits each.
Palmyra hosted a cluster Sept. 9 involving Canton and Cairo.
The Lady Panthers opened the cluster with a wild 14-12 win over Canton that saw Palmyra give up a seven-run lead and come back to win in extra innings.
Palmyra answered Canton’s first-inning run with two of their own and then fell behind 3-2 before taking the lead with a seven-run third-inning rally.
Another run in the fourth gave the Lady Panthers a 10-3 lead, but the Lady Tigers came back with five in the sixth and two in the seventh to send the game into extra innings tied at 10.
Canton took the advantage with two runs in the top of the ninth, but could only get one out in the bottom of the inning without giving up just one hit.
Two successive fielding errors led to the first run, and a sacrifice, a walk and another Canton error set up the dramatic bases loaded finish for Palmyra’s leadoff hitter, Peuster, who delivered a bases-clearing walk-off double for the win.
Palmyra was touched for seven unearned runs in an 8-4 loss to Cairo.
The Lady Panthers managed just four hits all singles, while committing five fielding errors.
This week, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to travel to Elsberry, Monday, host South Shelby, Tuesday, and go to Macon, Thursday, before participating in the Montgomery County Cluster, Saturday.
2023 PHS Varsity/JV
8/25-26 at Troy Tour. Can.
8/29 at Lou L 1-2, 0-1
8/31 M. Twain W 15-7, 1-1
9/5 LaPlata L 7-18, 1-2
9/7 Mon. City L 0-13, 1-3
9/9 Palmyra Cluster
Canton W 14-12, 2-3
Cairo L 4-8, 2-4
9/12 at Clark Co. W 9-3, 3-4
9/14 at Bowl. Gr. L 7-8, 3-5
9/18 at Elsberry
9/19 South Shelby
9/21 at Macon
9/23 at Mont. Co. Cluster
9/25 at Highland
9/26 at Brookfield
9/30 at S. Boone Cluster
10/2 at Canton
10/7 at Moberly
10/11-16 Dist. at Winfield
2023 CCC Standings
Monroe City 3-1 8-2
Macon 2-1 7-3
Centralia 1-1 7-4
Highland 1-1 11-2
Palmyra 1-1 3-5
Brookfield 1-2 5-3
Clark Co. 0-2 3-8
S. Shelby 0-2 4-6