Tiger Softball Takes Down Unbeaten, Now Tied for First

Tiger Softball Takes Down Unbeaten, Now Tied for First

Friday night’s softball thriller for Frenship may not exactly align with David versus Goliath, but a few big strikes by the underdog Tigers took down the previously untarnished and state-ranked Permian Lady Panthers.

Down to their final out and trailing 1-0 in the top of the seventh inning, Maya Mongelli stepped to the plate and unleashed a solo home run that not only tied the game but opened the floodgates to a 5-run eighth inning and an eventual 6-2 Tiger win.

The victory not only handed Permian their first loss of the season (24-1) but also pulled FHS into a tie for first place with the Lady Panthers in the district standings.

The Tigers quickly took advantage of the extra bit of life and late-game momentum in the eighth inning. Two Permian errors landed two Tiger runners on the base paths to start the frame. After a Keeley Etchison single loaded the bases, Caroline Kerr promptly unloaded them with a grand slam. Her sixth home run of the season gave FHS a 5-1 lead.

Torrey Hogan then followed with a solo shot of her own – her eighth HR of the season – to extend the lead to 6-1.

Hogan capped off the win when she shut down the Lady Panthers in the bottom of the eighth to seal the win. She pitched a complete game, allowing only two runs while striking out eight Permian batters.

Frenhsip is now 20-8 on the year and 6-1 in district. They return to the diamond this Friday hosting Midland Lee at 7:00 p.m.

 

FRENSHIP 6, ODESSA PERMIAN 2 (8 innings)

FHS        000 000 15 – 6  7  3

PHS        001 000 01 – 2 10 4