Panthers split league twinbill with Red Raiders

WAMEGO — Bouncing back from a tough 3-2 loss in the first game, the Concordia High School softball team downed Wamego 8-6 to earn a split in the North Central Kansas League doubleheader on Tuesday.
Wamego scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out the win in the first game.
Concordia grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning in game two when Tristen Leiszler and Madeline Hoard reached base on errors and scored runs.
Hadley Thyfault singled and scored a run in the top of the third inning, and Concordia led 3-0.
Wamego made it 3-1 with a run in the bottom of the third.
Autumn Zimmerman reached base on an error and scored on a double by Chelsea Martin to give Concordia a 4-1 advantage.
Wamego picked up one in the bottom of the fourth.
Two runs on four hits in the top of the fifth inning extended the Panthers' lead to 6-2.
Robin Daniels and Kira Krause singled and scored for Concordia.
The Panthers added two runs in the top of the sixth inning, and led 8-2.
Martin singled and scored and Leiszler reached base on an error and scored.
Wamego closed the gap to 8-5 with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
The Red Raiders scored one run in the seventh to make it 8-6.
Daniels pitched all seven innings to get the win. She gave up six runs, five earned, on 11 hits, struck out two and walked one.
Thyfault, Martin and Hoard had two hits each for Concordia.
Concordia got out to a 2-0 lead on Wamego in the top of the first inning in game one.
Leiszler led off with a bunt single and scored.
Thyfault singled and scored a run.
The Panthers were shut out on one hit over the final six innings.
Wamego tied the game with two runs in the third inning.
It was a 2-2 game heading into the bottom of the seventh.
Makenzie Taggart led off the inning by reaching base on an error. She scored the winning run on an error.
Martin allowed three unearned runs, on five hits, in seven innings in taking the loss. She struck out seven and didn't walk any.


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