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Panther softball drops Danville

Mt. Pleasant girls move to 10-4 on the season

GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger

Savana Walls catches a line drive at second base on Tuesday.
GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger Savana Walls catches a line drive at second base on Tuesday.
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The Mt. Pleasant softball team has now won four out of their last five games. The Panthers beat Danville 6-2 in a nonconference game on Tuesday night.

After Sydni Coleman cruised through the top of the first inning in the circle, Mt. Pleasant scored two n the bottom of the inning.

Makayla Cam led the frame off with a triple. Lyndi Vantiger knocked her in on a squeeze bunt. With two outs, Coleman knocked in Anni Liechty with a triple of her own, gving the Panthers two three-baggers in the inning.

Danville cut the lead to 2-1 with a run of their own in the second, but the Mt. Pleasant offense hit right back. Cam scored one with a two-out RBI single, and Anni Liechty added two RBIs with another two-out single to stretch the lead to 5-1.

Danville responded with a run of their own to cut the lead to 5-2. Mt. Pleasant tacked one run on in the sixth inning when Cam added another RBI with a sacrifice fly, scoring Lexie Magnani.

“I think all around it was just kind of a ho-hum game,” head coach Troy Mears said after the game. “We did enough to win, but we didn’t do anything real exciting.”

Mears says the team is still working on keeping the pressure on, saying that’s what next-level teams do.

“I explained to them that the good teams find ways to stay tough all the time,” Mears said. “Between now and the postseason, we need to do that.”