The Portland softball team is winding down the regular season, but had a full slate of games last week.

Last Tuesday, the Lady Panthers lost to Lebanon 6-1. The Purple scored their lone run in the seventh after Scarlett Shetters reached on a hit and Mackenzie Hodges drove Shetters in on a base hit.

The following day, the Lady Panthers fell to Mt. Juliet 12-1.

Hodges slugged a solo homer in the first to account for all of Portland's scoring in the contest.

Last weekend, the Purple played in the Griffin Classic held in Gallatin.

Portland lost their first game to Waverly 5-3.

Anna Herrera, Lexe Conyer, and Whitehead all scored in the contest. Herrera, Mac Fitzgerald and Cailey Walker all collected RBI hits in the game for Portland.

The following game saw the Lady Panthers drop a 4-2 decision to East Robertson.

Daley McCloud and Lillie Whitehead both scored in the contest for the Purple.

Portland closed out pool play by defeating Westmoreland 7-5.

In the first inning, Herrera reached on a hit and was driven in by Sami Parker. Walker plated Parker and Fitzgerald with a double and Whitehead singled to force in Walker.

Portland added two runs in the second.

Conyer reached base and Fitzgerald's two-base hit scored Conyer and Parker singled in Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald reach base in the fourth came around to score on a Parker triple.

After pool play, the Lady Panthers opened the tournament with a 5-0 shutout of Allen County Scottsville.

Conyer, Fitzgerald and Parker all reached base with Parker driving in Conyer on a hit. Shetters delivered a two-run hit that plated Fitzgerald and Parker.

In the third, Fitzgerald took first on an error and Walker followed with a two-run blast over the fence.

Fitzgerald picked up the win by allowing just four hits and striking out three batters.

"Mac did a good job on the mound for us today," Coach Vanessa Tomlinson said.

Portland was eliminated from the tournament after losing to Houston County 9-2.

Whitehead walked in the fourth inning and McCloud singled. Conyer drove both runners on a base hit.

The Lady Panthers had the bases loaded in the third but couldn't score.

"We play these tournaments to work on things," Tomlinson explained. "We need to be more consistent in our pitching and hit our spots. And not give up so many runs. We are working on our defense and have cut down on our errors."

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