The Stone Memorial Lady Panther softball team swept the season series of the CCHS Lady Jets with a 9-4 victory Thursday night at Jet Park.
Rachel Mathews was the winning pitcher, allowing four runs on four hits with eight strikeouts. Kayla Pennycuff and Kaityln Reagan each cracked three hits, while Ashley Wilson poked two hits. Ashley Herbert and Katherine Hamby each smacked one hit.
Jordyn Wilson and Samantha Hassler allowed nine runs on 10 hits with three hitbatsmen, five walks and four strikeouts. Wilson was the losing pitcher.
Emily Terpening, Erin Dille, Bailey Woods and Hassler each poked one hit.
SMHS put runners on second and third in the top of the first inning on two walks, a wild pitch and a double steal off Wilson and second and third in the second on a single by Pennycuff, a hitbatsman and a sacrifce. In both innings, Wilson was able to work out of trouble.
Two more Lady Panthers were stranded at second and third in the third on two walks and two wild pitches.
Katie VanHorn reached on an error in the third, but was forced out at second on Amber Johnson's groundout. Matthews fanned three batters in the first three innings.
The Lady Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning on singles by Savannah Chalfan, Wilson and Reagan, two fielder's choices, a hitbatsman and a wlld pitch.
SMHS extended the lead to 2-0 in the top of the fifth inning on a double by Pennycuff, a walk, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by Megan Diem, while Mathews retired the Lady Jets in order in both the fourth and fifth innings.
The Lady Panthers swelled the lead to 6-0 in the top of the sixth inning on singles by Herbert and Reagan, a double by Hamby, a wild pitch, a passed ball and a fielder's choice. Reagan was thrown out at the plate attempting score on Diem's grounder, and Chalfant was gunned down at the plate attempting score on a basesloaded double by Hamby.
CCHS scored four runs with one out in the bottom of the sixth on two errors, an singles by Terpening, Dille, Bailey Woods and Hassler, a stolen base, passed ball and a fielder's cholce to slice the lead to 6-4.
SMHS extended the lead to 9-4 with three runs in the top of the seventh on a single by Ashley Wilson, Chastity Hancock and Reagan, fielder's choice and an error.
Mathews retired the side in the bottom of the seventh to make the final score 9-4.
Ooltewah Classic: According to coacht.com, the Lady Jets split a pair of games in the Ooltewah Class over the weekend, beating Columbia Central 8-2 and losing to Marion County 6-5. No other scores were available.