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The PHS varsity softball team went to 2-2 in Clarence Cannon Conference play with a win over South Shelby and a loss to Macon this past week.
The Lady Panthers (6-7) earned an 11-8 conference victory at home over South Shelby last Tuesday.
Trailing by one, Palmyra scored four in the second and four in the third before adding single tallies in the fourth, fifth and sixth.
The Lady Birds added some excitement with four runs in the sixth to draw within two, but Palmyra scored the sixth inning insurance run and then shut out South Shelby in the stop of the seventh to seal the win.
Arizona Mitchell and Jerzey Ramey contributed two hits each to lead the offense.
Mitchell started on the mound and gave way in the sixth to Riley Sutter, who closed out the game.
The Lady Panthers fell at Macon Thursday, 11-9.
Game details were not made available in time for this issue.
Palmyra let one get away, Monday when they went on the road to Elsberry for a 5-4 loss.
Jerzey Ramey drove in Alaina Loman with a single in the first, but Elsberry came back with two in the bottom of the inning.
The score stayed the same until the sixth when Palmyra scored two runs without the benefit of a hit.
Madi Fessenden was hit by a pitch with two outs in the sixth, stole second and third ahead of a walk to Lexi Peuster.
Fessenden scored and Peuster advanced to second on a passed ball, and then Peuster stole third and scored on a wild pitch to give Palmyra a brief 3-2 lead.
Elsberry tied it up in the bottom of the inning, but Palmyra regained the one-run advantage when Loman led off with the seventh with walk, was later moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a wild pitch.
But Elsberry walked it off with two runs in the bottom of the inning on three singles and two Lady Panther fielding errors.
None of Elsberry’s five runs were earned.
The Lady Panthers continued conference play this week, on the road against Highand, Monday, and Brookfield, Tuesday.
They then play in the Southern Boon Cluster Saturday.
The Lady Panthers also went 1-1 at a Montgomery County cluster Saturday, beating South Callaway, 18-13, while falling to the host team, 14-12.
Game details were not available in time for this issue.
The junior varsity squad went 0-3 last week with losses to Elsberry, South Shelby and Macon.
Palmyra (1-5-1) lost at home to Elsberry, 10-4, Monday.
Noah Augspurg had two of Palmyra’s three hits in the game and scored two of the runs.
The Lady Panthers were also home Tuesday when they fell to South Shelby 8-6.
Both teams scored five runs in the first, and the Lady Birds put up single tallies in the final three innings.
Jenna Webb had Palmyra’s only hit in the game.
Palmyra also lost at home to Macon, 14-5, Thursday.
Webb and Sierra Hudson had the team’s two hits.
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 L 4-4, 3-6
9/19 S. Shelby W 11-8, 4-6
9/21 at Macon L 9-11, 4-7
9/23 at Mont. Co. Cluster
S. Callaway W 18-13, 5-7
Mont. Co. L 12-14, 6-7
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