The Lady Panthers wrapped up the season on Friday when they hosted the Warren Central Lady Dragons. It would be their final regular season game and the coaching staff had something special planned for the seniors. With it being such a young team there would only be three seniors.
But each senior played an integral part in the past seasons.
Imani Hampton has been the power bat in the Lady Panthers line up. She’s provided some big and key hits this season and the past three. Her power at the plate was only matched by the defense she showed out in the field. Amber Rosser was a new addition this season and has been the typical perfect bat at the top of the line up. Her consistent high batting average and speed on the base paths made her a key part in the Lady Panthers offense not to mention stellar defense at the middle of the infield. Megan Woodson the second part in the middle infield tandem with Rosser has also been the consummate professional at the top end of the line up providing some pop and clutch hits in key games.
“I’m proud of them we losing three great seniors that I wish we could have gotten them a victory,” RHS head coach Greg Meacham said.
The Lady Dragons would ruin the festivities as they beat Russellville 12-4 on senior night.
“We made a few errors, then the frustration came out amongst everybody,” coach Meacham said. “I know people think I’m crazy cause I keep saying this but you got to look at where we’ve come. This is the third game in a row that we’ve went seven innings.”
The Lady Dragons was one of the games that the Lady Panthers let get away earlier in the season and Russellville was really looking forward to a rematch. The game was going along smoothly until the third inning where the errors started to mount and the frustration came out. Warren Central managed to scrap together eight runs and took a commanding lead.
The Lady Panthers would respond but it wasn’t in the same vein as the Lady Dragons did and Russellville fell in their last regular season match up 12-4.
The Lady Panthers will look forward to trying to get their first win of the season in the district tournament on Monday night against Franklin-Simpson.
“We have one more game left and that’s the most important game,” coach Meacham said. “We got some great young kids, they just got to have faith in what we’re trying to do. We can play with everybody, just got to make the plays.”
The Lady Panthers will look to extend their season with the upset over the number one seeded Franklin-Simpson Lady ‘Cats on Monday night’s game at Todd County Central high school in the district tournament.