Panthers Walk Off With Win Over Nokomis

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The Litchfield Lady Panthers picked up a victory over Nokomis on Wednesday, April 17, by a 5-4 final score.

The Lady Panthers entered the seventh inning trailing 4-3, but came from behind to pick up their third win of the season.

Litchfield would score their two runs on just two hits, the first of which was a leadoff single by Kate Komor. Emily Senjan would then walk and Mallory Beechler would come up with the second hit of the inning, which drove in Komor.

With the game tied at 4-4, Lizzy Luttrell would draw a walk to load the bases and Carly Boden was hit by a Maddie Sowarsh offering to end the game on a walkoff hit-by-a-pitch.

All five Litchfield runs would come in the final two frames as the Purple Panthers plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Beechler would walk to lead off the inning, followed by a single by Luttrell and Boden reaching on a fielder's choice. All three runners would come around to score, with Litchfield also getting Bri Jeffers on later in the inning on an error.

Like Litchfield, Nokomis would do much of their scoring late as they broke a 0-0 tie with one run in the fourth, followed by two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh.

In the fourth, Emma Blaum reached on an error and later scored, with Emily Cesaretti getting the first of her three hits in the inning as well.

In the sixth, Maddie Sowarsh reached on an error and Cesaretti singled again. Both would come around to score in the inning after a single by Delaney Keiser, a walk to Karlie Wanger and a fielder's choice by Baylee Cesaretti.

Nokomis would take their final lead of the game in the seventh after Emma Hill walked and scored.  The Redskins had bases loaded with two outs after singles by Emma Blaum, Cesaretti and Keiser, but Emily Senjan struck out the final batter of the inning and set up the Litchfield comeback.

Led by Cesaretti and Keiser's three hits each, Nokomis outhit the Panthers 8-4. Sowarsh had eight strikeouts and four walks for Nokomis, while Senjan had nine Ks and two walks for Litchfield.

April 17 at Litchfield

Nokomis 000 102 1 4 8 3

Litchfield 000 003 2 5 4 3

Pitching Statistics

Nokomis IP R ER H K BB

L-Sowarsh 6 5 2 3 8 5

*Sowarsh 2 HBP

Litchfield IP R ER H K BB

W-Senjan 7 4 2 8 9 2 

Batting Statistics

Multiple Hits: Nokomis - Emily Cesaretti (3-4, 1R, 1RBI), Delaney Keiser (3-4, 1RBI).

Records: Litchfield (3-13); Nokomis (4-12).

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