Lady Panthers earn second in tournament


By Kelly Phillips - Sports writer



Photo by: Kelly Phillips |NDL Lady Panther first baseman Johnea Pendleton hits during a recent game. Pendleton hit a home run on Saturday to help Russellville finish second place in the R. Fred Capps Memorial Tournament in Cumberland County.


The Russellville Lady Panthers put together an impressive weekend at the R. Fred Capps Memorial Tournament in Cumberland County. Russellville finished in second place after winning three out of four games.

The ladies from Russellville High School dropped the first game of the tournament 10-1 to host Cumberland County.

The Lady Panthers bounced back with a 2-0 win against Metcalf County. Macy Meacham tossed a complete game shut out for the win. She struck out four and only gave up one hit to the Lady Hornets. Tonisha Hampton and Johnea Pendleton each had RBIs in the win.

The Lady Panthers then won big against Trinity (Whitesville.) The final score in six innings was 13-1. Russellville had 16 hits. Brooklyn Ray, Johnea Pendleton, and Tonisha Hampton each connected for three hits. Macy Meacham and Susanna Higgins had three RBIs each.

Tara Gilbert threw the complete five innings for Russellville. There were five hits by Trinity (Whitesville) but only one run.

Russellville closed out the weekend with an 11-0 win over Adair County. The (8-20) Lady Indians managed to get 10 hits off of pitcher Macy Meacham, but did not score.

Johnea Pendleton hit a 2-run home run. Tara Gilbert and Brooklyn Ray each had two hits.

The Russellville Lady Panthers (14-17) will be at home on Thursday against the (3-18) Bowling Green Purples.

Photo by: Kelly Phillips |NDL Lady Panther first baseman Johnea Pendleton hits during a recent game. Pendleton hit a home run on Saturday to help Russellville finish second place in the R. Fred Capps Memorial Tournament in Cumberland County.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Johnea-hitting.jpgPhoto by: Kelly Phillips |NDL Lady Panther first baseman Johnea Pendleton hits during a recent game. Pendleton hit a home run on Saturday to help Russellville finish second place in the R. Fred Capps Memorial Tournament in Cumberland County.

By Kelly Phillips

Sports writer

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