BY CURTIS MARLIN
The Portland Lady Panthers finished up the regular season with five games last week. On April 29, the Purple defeated Greenbrier 10-4.
In the first inning, Lexe Conyer and Mac Fitzgerald both scored on a Cailey Walker double and Scarlett Shetters drove in Fitzgerald on a single. Fitzgerald reach base in the third and Abbie Tomlinson blasted a hit to score Fitzgerald.
Four runs came across for Portland in the sixth. Lillie Whitehead and Mackenzie Hodges both reached base and Conyer knocked both runners in. Fitzgerald plated Conyer and Sami Parker scored Fitzgerald with a hit.
The Lady Panthers finished up the scoring with two runs in the seventh. Tomlinson and Shetters scored on hits by Shetters and Anna Herrera.
On Tuesday, the Purple dropped a 11-8 decision to Station Camp.
Scoring in the contest was Herrera (2), Hodges (2), Conyer, Fitzgerald, Parker and Tomlinson.
"We made five errors in the game and that hurt us," Coach Vanessa Tomlinson said.
Portland celebrated senior in a big way by dealing Allen County Scottsville an 11-3 setback.
Fitzgerald doubled in Herrera and Conyer in the first and Fitzgerald plated Herrera in the fourth on a single. Five runs came across for the Lady Panthers in the fifth as Walker, Tomlinson, Whitehead, Hodges, and Herrera. Tomlinson and Whitehead both came around to score in the sixth.
On Thursday, the Purple fell to Wilson Central 10-1 in a district match-up.
Conyer scored the lone run in the sixth after doubling and later stealing home.
Portland spoiled East Robertson's senior night by defeating the Lady Indians 9-4.
In the first, Fitzgerald reached base and came around to score on a Parker RBI hit. A six-run third highlighted by a three-run homer off the bat of Parker put the game away.
Herrera and Fitzgerald both scored on the Parker shot and Walker, Shetters, and Whitehead later scored in the frame.
Conyer and Fitzgerald finished up the scoring in the fourth.
Portland stands at 19-20 entering the district tournament this week.
The Lady Panthers are a sixth seed and faced Lebanon Monday in the double elimination tourney.
"If we cut down on our errors, we can compete," Tomlinson pointed out. "The games we have won this year we made three errors or less. The games we lost we made four to eight errors."