Lady Panthers bounce back for 10-7 victory
The Brookhaven Lady Panthers snapped their five-game losing streak Thursday night on the road at Salem.
The Lady Panthers scored four runs in the top of the seventh to power their way to the victory. The win bumps Brookhaven to 16-9 overall.
The Lady Cats looked in control early, taking a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Salem held that lead until the top of the third inning.
The Lady Panthers got on the board in the top of the second with a run then put up three more in the third to give them the 4-3 lead.
The lead held until the bottom of the fifth, when Salem jumped out ahead with three runs to take the 6-5 lead.
Trailing 7-6 heading to the seventh inning, the Lady Panthers needed their best half inning to get the much-needed win and they did just that. The bats awakened to score four runs in the top of the seventh to take the come-from-behind victory by a score of 10-7.
Senior Macy Ziskin had a big day at the plate for Brookhaven, going 2-for-3 with two singles and two RBIs on the night. Freshman Meg Foster also stepped up going 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs as well. Senior Tia Bussey, senior Cheyenne Motley and junior Jadeyn Fuller all had one RBI each.
Fuller got the start on the mound for the Lady Panthers, going 5.1 innings and gave up four runs (none earned) on one hit, four walks and four strikeouts. Sophomore Madi Peden and junior Rileigh Allen both pitched in relief for Fuller.
Next up for the Lady Panthers is a home game Monday night against Lawrence County. First pitch is set for 6:15 p.m.