Lady Panthers ground 11-2 Morton

Bryan Veginski
Carrie Johnson, a Washington junior outfielder, was 3-for-4 with an RBI April 10 in the softball team’s 14-4 dousing of Pekin at Jan Smith Field. The Lady Panthers were 8-4 after a 2-1 road victory Thursday at Morton.

An 11-0 deficit was not too large for the Washington softball team to overcome April 9.

The Lady Panthers posted all their runs over the final four innings to stun Illinois Valley Central, 15-12.

The young Grey Ghosts helped the Washington cause with eight errors.

The Lady Panthers silenced the IVC bats by shutting out the home team in the last three frames.

Paige Ely was 4-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI at the plate for Washington.

She also gained the win in relief after entering in the sixth inning.

Allie Malcom and Natalie Hamilton added two RBI apiece for the Lady Panthers. They had a combined five hits.

Emily Heuermann was 3-for-5, and Katie Cassulo, Brittany Miller and Courtney Parker all compiled two hits. Cassulo and Miller knocked in runs.

Hamilton, Heuermann and Cassie Reed all stroked doubles for Washington.

WCHS 14, Pekin 4 (6)

The Lady Panthers belted 18 more hits April 10 to sink the Dragons at Jan Smith Field.

Miller had a monster game, going 5-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBI.

Pekin did not stop Washington from scoring in any inning.

Hamilton and Carrie Johnson both were 3-for-4. Hamilton had three RBI and Johnson chipped in one.

Cassulo and Heuermann recorded two hits apiece and knocked in a run.

Ely and Reed, who doubled, also supplied RBI for the winners.

Ely fired a complete game for the Lady Panthers with four strikeouts and two walks.

Williamsville 13, WCHS 0 (4)

The Lady Panthers lost April 11 to one of the top teams in Class 2A.

Williamsville was ranked No. 13 in the Illinois Coaches Association state poll.

Washington was held to four hits by the Bullets, who still have not lost this spring.

Willamsville scored at least twice in every inning.

The Lady Panthers had won six of their previous seven games.

The game was a make-up of a March 22 postponement.

WCHS 2, Morton 1

The Lady Panthers picked up an important win Thursday.

Washington (8-4, 3-1) went on the road and knocked off Morton, which came into the game 11-2.

Hamilton’s RBI single in the top of the fourth inning tied the game.

It remained 1-1 until the seventh, when Ely helped her own cause with the go-ahead run-scoring hit.

Against a vaunted Potter offense, Ely gave up just six hits and worked around four walks in a complete-game masterpiece.

The Lady Panthers joined Morton and Metamora in a three-way tie for second place behind conference leader East Peoria.

Washington beat visiting Notre Dame Monday, 6-5.