Panthers’ hot bats move past W-G softball

Sean Cordy - Correspondent
Woodward-Granger's Emma Anderson in action against ACGC on June 15. PHOTO BY SEAN CORDY/THE PERRY CHIEF

There was no digging out of this one as Woodward-Granger’s (1-1) road trip to Panorama (1-1) ended 12-2 in the fifth inning.

After scoring five miraculous runs to stake a comeback against ACGC the previous night, the Hawks kept some of the momentum coming into Tuesday as they put up the first run, but couldn’t drive in that second runner to really capture some more wind.

Sophomore Emma Anderson found her way to home plate after being hit by a pitch. The next three batters all got on base as well, but left a runner left stranded on third.

That opened up room for the Panthers to turn the tide as they’d score at least one run every inning (four of which were multi-runs).

As part of Panorama’s big swings, all but one Panther registered at least one run and hit, only leaving five on base all night. W-G left nine runners stranded in total, unable to fully capitalize on the nine hits. Jamison and Katelyn Bandstra led the way with two hits each.

Bandstra scored the second run of W-G’s night in the top of the fifth, and just as with the first inning, a Hawk was left waiting on third base as the side was retired, leaving enough space for the Panthers to have another three run inning and close the game on the 10-run rule.

In the pitcher’s circle, Jamison was in the game for the second day in a row. She struck out four batters and gave up one walk compared to her 10 strikeout, four walk performance Monday.

Up Next: Van Meter (Thursday - Doubleheader)

The Bulldogs have already seen their season’s fortune change from last season. They start 1-1 this year after a loss to Pleasantville which they beat twice in 2019. Van Meter won last year’s doubleheader against W-G as well.