PITTSBURG — The St. Mary’s-Colgan softball team had trouble containing the Columbus bats in game one of their doubleheader on Thursday, falling 12-7, but they bounced back with a dominant performance in game two, winning 9-1.
Game one Columbus 12, St. Mary’s-Colgan 7
The Panthers opened a 5-0 lead heading into the fourth inning, with Taylor Wixson being the catalyst of the scoring with two early RBIs.
Columbus would tie the score in the sixth, but Kaitlin Crossland would drive home a run on an RBI single to right field and Annie Snow would score on a error to give the Panthers a 7-5 advantage.
The Panthers failed to score the rest of the way, and the Titans would bring home two runs in the seventh and five runs in the eighth to steal the win.
Game two St. Mary’s-Colgan 9, Columbus 1
In game two the Panthers brought home seven runs in the fourth inning to help spurn them to victory.
Snow earned a bases loaded walk to open the seventh inning scoring, which was followed by another walk earned by Crossland. Wixson drove home Delaney Cedeno, and Sophia Piccini hit a two-run RBI double past the shortstop to extend the Panther lead 6-0. CJ Stockard would steal home and Cedeno would hit a RBI single to conclude the huge inning for the Panthers.
Piccini led the Panther offense with three hits and two RBIs. Wixson also came away with three hits in the game.