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Prairie Heights softball team drop three


It was a tough weekend for the Prairie Heights softball team, as it dropped three decisions.

Last Thursday in Kendallville, the Lady Panthers saw East Noble roar to a 10-1 lead after four innings. Heights rallied with five runs in the fifth, but eventually fell to the Lady Knights, 11-7.

Kayla Feeney laced two hits and drove in a run to pace the Lady Panther attack. Jordan Engel-Walworth delivered a hit and two RBI, while Taylor Combs and Autumn Murphy each lined run-scoring safeties. Samantha Fish scored twice.

Taryn Neff and Feeney each pitched three innings for the Lady Panthers. They combined to strikeout two and walk five.

Saturday in Brushy Prairie, the Lady Panthers hosted 1A powerhouse Lakewood Park in a twin-bill. Led by Jaclyn Delagrange (two homers, three RBI) and Brittany Carnahan (four hits, five RBI), Lakewood Park rolled to a 12-0 victory in the opener.

Brett Taulbee chipped in three hits and both Courtney Sliger and Hannah Priskorn poked two for Lakewood. Winning pitcher Mikeila Boroff gave up just one hit, fanned six and walked none in five innings.

Murphy had the lone Heights safety.

In the nightcap, Lakewood tallied five runs in both the first and second frames on its way to a 12-6 triumph. Delagrange homered again and racked up four RBI. Sliger plated two runs with a triple and a double, Boroff collected three hits, Taulbee smacked two hits and drove in three runs, and both Carnahan and Suzanne Grimm had two hits and two RBI.

Kristian Miller cracked a couple of singles and knocked in three runs to lead the Prairie Heights offense in the second game. Fish totaled two hits and two RBI, Feeney had two hits and Taryn Neff whacked an RBI single.

Jamie Budreau started in the pitcher’s circle for Lakewood, giving up eight hits and six runs in three innings. Boroff came on to toss the final four innings to get the win. Boroff did not allow a run and whiffed four.

Neff pitched all seven innings for the Lady Panthers. She fanned five and walked one.