Panthers pull out late inning win

thumb thumb thumb

Paige Evans doubled home Robin Daniels in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Allissa Kearn retired Chapman in order in the top of the seventh to give the Concordia Panthers an 8-7 victory over the Irish in the second game of a North Central Kansas League doubleheader Friday at the Concordia Sports Complex.
Concordia won the first game of the twinbill, that was originally scheduled for April 5 but was rained out, 7-5.
The Panthers improved to 9-9 overall, and finished league play, 3-7.
It was the third doubleheader in four days for Concordia.
The Panthers and the Irish were tied at 7-7 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning in game two.
Daniels singled with one out, and Evans followed with  a double that gave Concordia the 8-7 lead.
Kearn, who came on in relief of Chelsea Martin in the fifth inning, got a popup, a strikeout and a fly ball to lock up the win for the Panthers.
Concordia took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Makayla Nelson and Lauren Forshee each singled and scored.
Chapman made it 2-1 with a run in the top of the third inning.
The Panthers answered with five runs in the bottom of the third.
Michaela Hyman reached base on an error and scored.
Daniels got aboard on a fielder’s choice and came around to score.
Evans singled and scored on an error.
Ashley Beaumont reached base and scored.
Martin singled home a run and Tristen Leiszler had a two-run single.
Chapman got one run back in the fourth inning and then tied the game with four runs in the fifth.
Martin pitched four and a third innings and gave up seven runs on five hits. She struck out four and walked one.
Kearn worked two and two-thirds scoreless innings. She allowed three hits, struck out one and didn’t walk any.
Leiszler had two hits and drove in two runs for the Panthers.
Forshee, Daniels and Evans had two hits each.
In the first game, Chapman broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the top of the third inning.
Forshee singled home Nelson and Hyman in the bottom of the third to make it a 3-2 game.
Concordia went on top to stay, 6-2, with four runs in the fourth inning.
Leiszler walked and Nelson got aboard on a bunt single.
Hyman singled to drive in two runs.
Following a bunt single by Madeline Hoard, Daniels knocked in two runs with a double.
Chapman scored one run in the fifth inning.
Evans singled and scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the sixth, and the Panthers led 7-4.
The Irish added a run in the seventh.
Kearn pitched all seven innings to get the win. She gave up five runs on nine hits, struck out one and didn’t walk any.
Daniels had three hits and drove in two runs.
Hyman was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in.
Leiszler and Evans had two hits each.
Concordia finishes up the regular season with a doubleheader at Riley County on Thursday.

SPORTS

Panthers rally in eighth to defeat Red Raiders

thumb

 Ethan Bechard delivered a two-run single with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Concordia Panthers 6-5 victory over Wamego in the second game of a North Central Kansas League doubleheader Thursday at the Concordia Sports Complex.  The game was... [More]

CHS drops pair to Buffaloes

BELLEVILLE — Republic County squeezed out a pair of narrow wins over the Concordia Panthers in a softball doubleheader on Thursday.  The Buffaloes scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the first game 8-7, and held on to win the second game, 4-2.... [More]

More Sports

NEWS

Courthouse 4-17-15

District Court CIVIL Settled: Peoples Exchange Bank received a judgment of $41,016.78 plus interest and costs from Jose G. Mares et al, Concordia. Filed: Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC seeks a judgment of $28,705.09 plus interest and costs from Brandon J. Belvill et al, Concordia.... [More]

City moves forward on downtown project

 The downtown redevelopment project plans are full steam ahead after the Concordia City Commission approved the sale of $1.15 million of general obligation tax increment bonds Wednesday night.  The cornerstone of the downtown project will be the construction of the... [More]

For the record 4-15-15

Fire Dept./EMS Report  At 9:36 a.m., Tuesday, Medic-5 went to Cloud County Health Center for long distance transfer to Salina Regional Health Center of an 83-year-old male. At 10:17 a.m., Tuesday, Medic-2 went to the alley on Cedar Street between 7th and 8th Street and transported... [More]

More News

OPINIONS

Prairie Pondering

Experiences with Wild Turkeys . . .     Kansas may not be the best place to see a huge  variety of wildlife, but  wild turkeys are still a common sight and a delightful one.  I cannot imagine killing one, not only because I hate killing anything... [More]

In the Mean Time

 “We become the persons we have programmed ourselves to be.” (Each Day a New Beginning)  How's that for a scary concept, a challenging thought?  Another challenging thought:  Next month, May 10, 2015,  I will be marking  nineteen years... [More]

More Opinions

Buy Photos