Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

April 21, 2014

Lady Panthers go 3-3 for the week


CROSSVILLE — The Stone Memorial Lady Panthers finished last week with a 3-3 record, after playing in the Plateau Classic and playing district games with Rhea County and White County.

Plateau Classic: SMHS joined 12 other teams in the annual tournament hosted by CCHS April 11-12 at Crossville Centennial Park, posting a 2-2 mark. They shut out Sequatchie County 4-0 and lost to Walker Valley 5-0 in pool play April 11.

They beat Sequatchie County 2-1 and lost to Walker Valley 6-1 in the double-elimination tournament, which was eventually won by CCHS.

District games: The Lady Panthers lost a slugfest 13-12 at Rhea County April 16 in a make-up game and then run-ruled White County 11-0 April 17 in Sparta.

SMHS 9, Rhea County 4: The SMHS softball team beat the Lady Eagles 9-4 April 9 at Panther field.

The Lady Panthers got off to an early start with three runs in the first off a home run by Kaitlyn Reagan.

Later, in the fifth, four Lady panthers exploded with back-to- back solo home runs. Ashley Herbert started the slug fest and Kaitlyn Reagan followed her with her second dinger of the night. Chasity Hancock then promptly sent another ball out of the yard which prompted a pitching change for Rhea county. Rachel Mathews then welcomed her to the game with a line drive over the left field fence.

Quadruple back-to-back home runs is a rarely seen feat.

The Lady Panthers had 20 hits on the night.

Ashley Wilson (one for four), Ashley Herbett (three for four), Chastity Hancock (three for four), Kaityln Reagan (one of four), Rachel Mathews (two for four), Kayla Penncuff (two for four), Megham Diem (two for three), Savannah Chalfant (three for three) and Katherine Hamby (one for three).

Mathews allowed six hits and two walks. SMHS committed three errors and Rhea county had two earned runs.

Schedule: They will close out the regular season this week, playing on the road Monday at Clarkrange and at White County in a District 6AAA game, before ending the regular season April 4 against Cookeville for senior night.