The Midlothian Lady Panthers pounded out 14 total hits, stole 10 bases in all, and kicked off the 2020 softball season with a 9-2 win over Mansfield Timberview on Tuesday night.
Farryn Aday and Maddie Morrow wach batted 3-for-4 and scored three runs each to lead the way, and Morrow finished the night with five stolen bases and three runs batted in. Hannah King also finished with three hits and also had three RBI.
In the circle, King allowed one earned run on four hits, striking out eight and walking four to earn the win.
The first four innings were a seesaw battle before the Lady Panthers took control with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and four more in the sixth.
The Lady Panthers are scheduled to host Burleson Centennial and Red Oak in a three-way series on Saturday at the MHS diamond. They will travel to South Grand Prairie next Tuesday.
HHS 9, Red Oak 0
Zoe Isom scattered five hits in a complete-game shutout and had two hits of her own, including a triple, as the Heritage softball team opened the season on a strong note, shutting out the 5A Lady Hawks at Heritage High School.
Ashley Deshasier, Haley Warren and Jo Lenzer each drove in two runs for HHS, which scored runs in every inning except the first. Warren also finished with two hits.
The Jags will host their own tournament this weekend at HHS. They will play Fort Worth South Hills on Thursday at 10 a.m. and will face Godley at 6 p.m. later that evening. The Jags will also face Grandview at noon and Cleburne at 6 p.m. on Friday, with more games on Saturday.
Next Tuesday, HHS will travel to Cleburne for a non-district game.