Sarah Harness worked out of danger in the final three innings to make a one-run lead last and pitch the Bowling Green softball team to a 2-1 victory over Palmyra on Thursday night at Flower City Park.
The Bobcats took the lead in the top of the fifth, but the Panthers applied pressure in each of their last three at-bats.
In the fifth, Palmyra's Drew Billups singled with one out and went to second on a groundout. She was stranded at third when a groundout ended the inning. In the sixth, Lexi Arch led off by reaching on an error and was sacrificed to second. She stayed there as the next batters struck out to end the threat.
In the seventh, Billups had a two-out single, but a strikeout ended the game.
Palmyra overcame a one-run deficit in the third inning when Bailey Lovelace scored on Arch's triple. The Panthers were limited to four hits as Harness struck out 13.
Louisiana 6, Wellsville Middleton 4: The Bulldogs rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to earn the victory in Wellsville, Mo.
Louisiana tied the game at 3 in the top of the sixth on Kindell Crowder's sacrifice fly, but Wellsville scored in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-3 lead.
After two singles and a walk loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh, Maria Gutierrez singled to score Autumn Castagna and tie the game at 4.
One out later, Gretchen Capps singled to left field to drive in Stephanie Mills and give the Bulldogs (1-6) their first lead. Crowder followed with a single to score Gutierrez and extend the lead to 6-4.
Capps went 4 for 4 with two doubles. Gutierrez finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Faith Rule went 3 for 3.
Monroe City 10, South Shelby 0: Rachel Smith went 3 for 3 and Skyler Kauble scored three times and drove in two runs as the Panthers rolled to a Clarence Cannon Conference victory in Shelbina, Mo. Kauble had RBI singles in each of the first two innings as the Panthers went ahead 5-0. McKenzie West earned the victory, allowing one hit and one walk in four innings with seven strikeouts. Sadie Wear had the lone hit for the Lady Birds.
Canton 9, Brashear 1: Abbey Hultz threw a complete game and helped herself with by going 3 for 4 with a triple as Canton won in Brashear, Mo. Canton scored three times in the first inning with Abby Jarvis delivering an RBI single. Jarvis went 3 for 4 with three runs scored, and Tegan Burbridge went 2 for 3. Hultz allowed one run and three hits and struck out seven.
Scotland County 4, Harrisburg 0: Kaitlyn McMinn tossed a three-hit shutout as the Tigers picked up a Lewis and Clark Conference victory in Memphis, Mo.
McMinn allowed just three baserunners in the final five innings and retired the final eight batters she faced. She struck out five and walked three on 77 pitches.
Khloe Hamlin had an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth that scored the Tigers' third run. Hannah Feeney drove in two runs without recording a hit as she had an RBI groundout in the first and a sacrifice fly in the third for the Tigers (3-4, 1-1 LCC).
Knox County 5, Schuyler County 4: The Eagles took the lead with two runs in the fifth and extended the advantage with two runs in the sixth to earn a Lewis and Clark Conference victory in Lancaster, Mo.
The Rams scored twice in the sixth to make it a one-run game, but Katie Hamlin worked around allowing the leadoff batter to reach in the seventh to end the final threat.
Kinsley Johnson went 3 for 3 with an RBI for Knox County. Hamlin struck out four and walked three over seven innings.
Kirksville 4, Highland 1: The Cougars managed just three hits as their offense struggled after grabbing the lead. Addy Johnson scored in the bottom of the fourth before Kirksville put together a rally. Lauren Merrell suffered the loss for Highland, allowing three earned runs and striking out eight.
Van-Far 16, Mark Twain 0: The Indians scored 11 runs on six hits in the first inning and rolled to the victory in Vandalia, Mo. Jaylee Jennings went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Mark Twain was limited to just three hits.
Van-Far 16, Mark Twain 0
MRKT 000--0 3 7
VNFR (11)5x--16 10 0
Brothers, Hill(1) and Arnndt; Keller and Williams
WP--Keller. LP--Brothers. 2B-- Van-Far 1 (Williams). 3B-- Van-Far 1 (Jennings). HR-- VNFR 1 (Williams).
Bowling Green 2, Palmyra 1
BWLN 001 010 0--2 5 1
PLMY 001 000 0--1 4 1
Harness and Deters ; VanTress and Ingram. 2B--BWLN 3(Deters, Meier, Norton). 3B--PLMY 1 (Arch).
Monroe City 10, South Shelby 0
MNC 320 041 0--10 7 2
SSHS 000 00X--0 1 6
West, Masterson (5) and Youngblood; Wear and Blackford. WP--West. LP--Wear. 2B--MNC 2(Smith, Hays).
Canton 9, Brashear 1
CNT 301 120 2--9 6 3
BRSH 000 000 1--1 3 7
Hultz and Collins; Acton, Hagan (6) and Higgins. WP--Hultz. LP--Acton. 2B--CNT 1 (Hultz 2). 3B--Acton.
Kirksville 4, Highland 1
KRKS 000 040 0--4 8 2
HSHI 000 100 0--1 3 4
Stuart, Danielson (7) and McCarty; Merrell and Scifres. WP--Stuart. LP--Merrell. 2B--KRKS 2 (McCarty, McKim), HGHL 2 (Brown, Scott).
Knox County 5, Schuyler County 4
Knox 000 122 0 5 7 2
Schuyler 010 102 0 4 4 2
Hamlin and Strange; Priebe and Buckallew. WP--Hamlin. LP--Priebe. 2B--Knox County 1 (Johnson), Schuyler 1 (Hall).
HR--Knox County 1 (Hamlin), Schuyler 1 (Eggers).
Louisiana 6, Wellsville 4
Louisiana 002 001 3--6 16 3
Wellsville 201 001 0--4 5 1
Rule and Monjaraz; S. Sewell and B. Sewell. WP--Rule. LP--S. Sewell. 2B--Louisiana 4 (Capps 2, Gutierrez, Mills).
Scotland County 4, Harrisburg 0
Harrisburg 000 000 0--0 3 4
Scotland County 101 002 x--4 9 1
Combs and Fischer; McMinn and K. Feeney. WP--McMinn. LP--Combs.