Elmore County’s softball team was no match for Central Coosa on Monday afternoon, as the Panthers lit up the scoreboard with 15 hits and 21 runs in a 21-0 victory in just three innings.
Not only did the Panthers do well offensively, they also took advantage of four walks and seven Cougar miscues, finishing with only eight earned runs.
Eclectic immediately got started in the bottom of the first. Ebone Pierson led off with a walk before she was driven in by a Madelyn Becker triple. Kelina Daniels followed with a run-scoring single, and Madison Britt was hit by a pitch to put two on. After one out, Akerria Harden kept things going with a single to score Daniels. The Panthers then scored on an error before Alyssa Beam had an RBI single to put them ahead 5-0 before the inning’s end.
Eleanor Watts had an incredible day, racking up five RBIs on a triple and a home run. Becker, Daniels and Harden also had two hits apiece, and all but two Panthers had at least one single.
Beam and Maci Curlee combined for the one-hit victory. Beam racked up five strikeouts in two innings, and Curlee fanned two in the final inning of work.