PANORA — Both ends of Thursday’s WCAC softball doubleheader at Panorama ended early, and, unfortunately for the hosts, it was Pleasantville who left the diamond with a pair of victories.
The Trojans (2-0, 2-0) were 11-1 winners, in five innings, in the first game before claiming a 13-3 six-inning triumph in the nightcap.
The guests scored four times in the top of the first frame in the opener, with the Panthers (0-2, 0-2) scoring once in the bottom of the frame when Vallerie Storesund drew a bases-loaded walk.
Singles from Hannah Woodworth and Lydia Knapp were the only Panorama hits off of Abby DeJoode, who struck out four and walked two in five innings.
Amber McKinney was 3-for-4 with five RBIs to spark the Trojans, who scored three times in the third, three times in the fourth and once in the fifth.
Olivia Richey allowed three runs on a hit and two walks in one-third of an inning. Grace Richey relieved, pitching 3-1/3 innings. She surrendered six runs on eight hits and three walks, with Cassidy Hoehne touched for two runs on a hit in 1-1/3 frames in the ring.
Two Panther runs in the top of the third of the second game cut a Trojan lead to 4-2, but eight runs in the bottom of the third swelled the lead to 12-2. Panorama scored once in the top of the fifth, but the guests (the home team on the scoreboard) ended the game early by scoring once in their ensuing at-bat.
Lydia Knapp had two singles and two RBIs for the hosts, with Shey Storesund hitting a single and a triple while Jasmyn Sellers adding a base hit.
Knapp threw 2-2/3 innings, yielding six hits and seven walks, with nine runs charged against her. Olivia Richey allowed two runs on two walks and a hit in one-third of an inning while Hoehne went 1=1/3 frames, surrendering two runs on three hits.
Faith Vanderhart was touched for three runs on five hits in earning the win. She struck out five and issued two walks.
Amber McKinney had a single, a double and two RBIs while Sydney McKinney drove in three runs with two singles.
Panorama visits Madrid Tuesday and Van Meter Thursday, the later date a varsity doubleheader. The Panthers will then play in the Atlantic Tourney June 1.