The EP softball team with their first place trophy from the West Carroll Tournament on Saturday.
Softball Wins Tournament19:30 PM April 13, 2019
The EP Panther softball team went 2-1 at the West Carroll Tournament on Saturday, but it was good enough to bring home the first place trophy. The Panthers went 1-1 in pool play losing to Knoxville 7-6 and defeating West Carroll 9-5. The pool contests were 5 innings and all three teams in the EP pool ended up 1-1. The Panthers won their shot at the title based on runs allowed with the Panthers giving up 12, and the other two teams giving up 18.
The Panthers took down Pearl City 9-7 for the title. Corrie Remley commanded the circle, going the distance giving up 11 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), and 7 K's. EP posted 5 runs in the second and led 7-3 after 4 to hold on for the win. Makenzie Glassburn had a home run and 2 RBIs to help power the offense.
Beyond winning the tournament the story of the day was the offense of freshman Jaden Johnson. On the day she went 8 for 10, knocked in 8 RBIs, slugged a home run, a double, a triple and scored 5 runs. "Jaden hit the ball exceptionally well and smoked the ball all day long," said coach Kerrie Tenboer.
The Panthers were without the services of senior Calisa Steel, which allowed Tenboer to give senior Jasmyn VanHorn her first shot at pitching this season. She didn't disappoint, getting the win over West Carroll allowing just 4 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 BBs, and 2 Ks.
EP also gave freshmen Mya Jones and Emma Davis some playing time and had a few players in some different positions. "We pushed through and came out on top. All around everyone hit the ball hard today and played extremely well," added Tenboer