The top seeded St. Mary Colgan Panthers wasted little time eliminating the 8th seeded Sacred Heart Knights from the Class 2-1 A state softball tournament. The game lasted only 2 and a half innings. The run rule (also known as the “mercy rule”) states that if one team leads another by 15 runs after the trailing team has had three at-bats, the game is over. The Panthers scored 7 runs in the first inning and tacked on 10 more in the second inning en route to the 17-0 win.
Kelsie Gack’s first inning single was the Knights only hit. Of the 10 batters Sacred Heart sent to the plate, 5 struck out.
Meanwhile, the Panthers pounded out 11 hits including a two run homer by pitcher Kaitlin Crossland. St Mary’s also benefited from 10 walks and one hit by pitch given up by three Knight hurlers.
The Knights end their season with 13 wins against 9 losses. Meanwhile, St. Mary’s moves into the semifinals as they improved their record to 22-2.
(State Softball Audio)