The Panther softball team played in the Austin ISD Softball Tournament at Kriegfield on February 26 and 27. In their first pool game, the Blanco girls scorched Sommerville 16-2. Chandler Ashley pitched for the win. Lacee Hunter batted 2 of 3 with a double, triple, and an RBI. Angel Williams hit 2 of 3 for two singles and two RBI’s. Leslie McClinton went 2 for 2 with two singles and two RBI’s and Kelsey Schwind hit 3 of 3 for a double, two singles, and an RBI.
In the second pool game, the Panthers defeated Austin Travis 4-2. Callie Culton pitched a 4 inning no-hitter. Alex Gustafson hit 2 of 3 for a double and a single. With 2 outs and bases loaded, Mishelle Calzoncit hit a triple, bringing in three runners. Winning these two pool games placed the Panthers in the highest, or platinum, bracket. On Saturday the Panthers faced a tough opponent, Princeton, and lost 2-4. Callie Culton pitched for Blanco. Alex and Callie connected with the only two hits for the Blanco. Callie singled for two RBI’s.
Next, the ladies scored a strong victory against Johnson City, 11-3. Chandler Ashley pitched six innings for the win. Hillary Calzoncit smacked a double with two RBI’s and Alex hit a double with one RBI. Chandler, Angel and Lacee each connected for a single, with Chandler bringing in an RBI. Mackenzie Johnson added a sac fly for an RBI. The team had an outstanding .920 fielding percentage in this game.
The Panthers will face the Llano Jackets in the first round of the Blanco Tournament at 9:00 a.m. this Friday.