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Tough Time at Tournament for Lady Panthers
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 • Posted March 18, 2011

The Lady Panthers defeated the Pearsall Mavericks, 4-2, in the first round of the Fredericksburg Tournament on March 10. Callie Culton pitched for the Panthers, tossing eight strike-outs. Taylor Guinn hit three single in 3 at-bats. Meaghen Seales hit 4 of 4 and Mishelle Calzoncit smacked 2 of 3 and a RBI.

On Friday, March 11, the Panthers fell 3-7 to the Fort Worth Country Day Falcons. Holding on to a 1-0 lead through four innings, the fifth inning proved to be the turning point. The Panthers added two runs, however the Falcons exploded for seven runs. Culton pitched for five innings, with Chandler Ashley providing relief in the sixth.

Chandler Ashley hit a single, a triple, and a RBI. Kelsey Schwind hit two singles and Callie Culton nailed a triple.

On Saturday, March 12, the Panther’s batting went cold in a 4-6 loss to the Llano Lady Jackets. Culton pitched four innings, with Ashley again providing relief in the final two innings.

Leslie McClinton and Mishelle Calzoncit each hit a single and a RBI, while Ashley hit a double.

In a Saturday afternoon match-up, the Panthers fell to Fredericksburg, 1-3. The game was tied 1-1 for four innings, with Fredericksburg scoring two runs in the sixth to take the lead. Ashley pitched the game with Meaghen Seales coming in as relief in the sixth inning. Ashley hit two singles and Hillary Calzoncit nailed a sacrifice fly to right field to score an RBI.

Mishelle Calzoncit led the Panthers with a .455 batting average and 3 RBI’s in the tournament. Taylor Guinn and Meaghen Seales each posted a .400 average and Chandler Ashley had a .385 average.

The Panthers will next tangle with the Johnson City Eagles on Friday, March 18 in Johnson City. They will also travel to Junction on March 22 to battle some more Eagles in their District 8-AA opener.


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