The Salisbury Lady Panthers started fast and didn’t slow down in a 10-0 win over the Community Lady Trojans in a Class 1 Sectional softball game. Playing as the road team Salisbury jumped out to an early lead courtesy of Bryn Wooldridge.
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One batter later Abigail Gebhardt added to the lead.
Colin Schowe with the calls on 99.9 The Captain and centralmoinfo.com. Wooldridge would go 3-4 at the plate with a home run, two singles, and four RBIs. She also got the win in the circle going six innings while striking out six and allowing just two hits. Salisbury coach Nate King says Wooldridge is a driving force for the team.
The Lady Panthers also played error free softball in the victory. However, King feels his team can play at a higher level.
Meanwhile, the Lady Trojans first appearance in the state playoffs since 1998 was a rough one. Starting pitcher Emma Angel was able to hold Salisbury off for a couple innings following the home runs. However, Salisbury added two runs in the 4th and five more in the 6th to put the game away. Community coach Madison Henke said her junior pitcher will learn from the experience.
The Lady Trojans graduate three seniors including CAC MVP Natalie Thomas. Henke is excited to see what her returning group will bring to the table next season.
With the loss Community finishes the season with a record of 15-10. Salisbury improves to 19-5 and will visit St. Elizabeth in the Class 1 Quarterfinal on Saturday.
Salisbury coach Nate King
Community R-6 coach Madison Henke
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