Paola 9, Pratt 5


 


In a back and forth battle Friday night, Paola came out on top with a big night offensively in the 4A first round game.


Pratt couldn’t keep up with the bats of the Lady Panthers, who pounded out 13 hits. Six Pratt errors didn’t help things, as the Lady Greenbacks couldn’t make plays consistently on defense.


Paola 9, Pratt 5

 

In a back and forth battle Friday night, Paola came out on top with a big night offensively in the 4A first round game.

Pratt couldn’t keep up with the bats of the Lady Panthers, who pounded out 13 hits. Six Pratt errors didn’t help things, as the Lady Greenbacks couldn’t make plays consistently on defense.

Pitcher Brittnee Hill had a much tougher night than usual, allowing a homerun in the top of the first inning to Paola’s second hitter.

Pratt battled back, tying the game at 3-all in the second inning, but Paola scored two in the third to take the lead for good. Pratt had its chances down the stretch with Paola leading 7-5, but Pratt couldn’t get the bats going in the late innings, not scoring after a two-run fourth.

They finished with just five hits while committing six errors.

Pratt ends the season at 21-3. Paola moves on to face Andover in the semifinals.