Lady Jaguars defeat Brookhaven
SUMMIT – The Brookhaven Lady Panthers fell to the North Pike Lady Jaguars 13-8 Friday night in fastpitch softball action.
“North Pike played a good game. They were very aggressive on the bases and took advantage of errors we made on defense. Our girls are executing well at the plate to put runners in scoring position. We just have to move them across the plate,” said BHS coach Mandy Vinson. “We will be back at home Monday and we are looking forward to working on correcting a few things.”
With the loss, the Panthers are now 4-1 for the season.
North Pike 13, Brookhaven 8
North Pike grabbed an early lead, scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning. But Brookhaven answered with three runs in the third and three more in the fourth to take a 6-5 lead halfway through the contest.
In the bottom of the fourth, North Pike capitalized on several Brookhaven errors to plate six runs to bring the score to 11-6.
Brookhaven scored two more runs in the game, while North Pike also scored two more runs to finish 13-8.
Brookhaven committed nine errors during the game and North Pike was able to take advantage of the miscues.
Katherine Shell absorbed the setback with three strikeouts and three walks, while giving up only four earned runs. North Pike pitcher Madison Bigner finished with one strikeout and two walks.
Leading the Panthers in batting was Macy Ziskin with a two-run homerun and Madison Thompson with a two-run homerun. Tia Bussey had two singles. Shell and Maley Moak each contributed a single each. Kat Wallace had two sacrifices and Shell had a sacrifice.
The Lady Panthers take on the Enterprise Lady Yellow Jackets at home Monday.
North Pike 4, Brookhaven 0
In JV action, BHS Lady Panthers junior varsity squad lost to North Pike JV by a score of 4-0.
Jadeyn Fuller was the pitcher and had five walks and no strikeouts.
Cheyenne Motley and Meg Foster led the hitting with a single each.
Batters who made it to first safely on walks were Fuller, Motley and Madi Miller.