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Lady Panthers lead with big wins at home & away

Hancock’s Lady Panther softball team has established their dominance in the 2023 spring season already, nearly shutting out two opponents in last week’s diamond action.

Hancock opened their season with a 19-1 win at home against the St. Maria Goretti Gaels on Tuesday, March 21.

Heavy hitting and solid field skills led Hancock around the bases in a whirlwind game on a sunny afternoon.

The Panthers continued their streak in Pennsylvania.

Hancock’s lady Panthers brought home a win from the softball diamond in Confluence, Pa. on Thursday, March 23, beating the Turkeyfoot Valley Area Rams 18-1. Hancock leaped out of the gate, rolling in 13 runs in the first inning against the Rams.

Turkeyfoot Valley answered with one run in the second inning, but Hancock knocked in three more runs in the same inning, then added two more in the third inning, sealing a decisive win that ended the game early. Play was cut short in the fifth inning, with the victory to the Panthers, who turned 20 hits into 18 runs.

The Rams earned six hits against Panther pitching, but turned only one into a run.

Upcoming schedule

The Lady Panthers were set to face Southern Fulton in Warfordsburg on Tuesday, March 28, and then to host Forbes Road at Hancock’ s home field on Friday, March 31 at 4:45 p.m. Hancock soft- ball continues their play on the road on Monday, April 3 at the Maryland School for the Deaf.

Alyssa Morris stretches across the St. Maria Goretti player to get the out.
photos by Lori Younker
Pitching for the Panthers was Hannah Swain.
Haylee Penwell takes it home for the Panthers, adding to a 19-1 win over the Gaels.
Alyssa Keefer goes to throw the ball in from the outfield on Tuesday, March 21 as the Panthers hosted St. Maria Goretti.