Written and Media by Miguel Fabela
Greenville gave it their all but fell short in the first game to MacMurray. The Panthers’s usually fired up offense was quiet with only six hits.
Tiffany Samsoe showed up in the first game by putting herself in scoring position with two-extra base hits for the Panthers. She had a double in the third inning, along with a homerun in the fifth inning to right centerfield.
Brianna Anderson came in for Caitie Opp after Opp’s arm was giving her some problems. Anderson came in for just a little over two innings and hit her spots well. She only gave up one hit with no earned runs, while allowing no walks. She also struck out five MacMurray batters.
In the bottom of the first, the Highlanders took the lead 1-0. They came back by the bottom of the fourth to rally up three runs to push their lead to four. In the top of the fifth, the Panthers brought in two runs with a home run by Samsoe to end the game for Greenville with a one run deficit.
Anderson did not cool off after a hot start in the first game as she led the Panthers to an 8-0 win in the second game. Anderson struck out twelve batters and only allowed three hits in her shutout for the Panthers.
Greenville found a rhythm early in their hitting to grab a 5-0 lead in the first three innings of ball. This big cushion was held securely by the Panther’s defensive play.
Andrea Martin hit an RBI single, along with a sacrifice fly by Laney Thacker to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead after the first inning. Shannon Elbe led the team at the plate as she went 2 for 3 in the game with a solo home run. The Panthers won by the sixth inning due to run rule 8-0.
The Panthers face Spalding University away on Saturday at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. EST. This will be the last conference play before the conference tournament. Go out and support your Lady Panthers as they chase a spot in the conference tournament!
I spoke with Elbe and Thacker about their thoughts on the game against MacMurray and what they think about Spalding next week in the interview below.