Lady Panthers roll past Lady Cougars
RIVERSIDE — The Snake River Lady Panthers hosted the South Fremont Lady Cougars on Wednesday afternoon in a game that was originally scheduled to be played in St. Anthony. Due to poor field conditions the game was moved to Snake River's home field and the Lady Panthers took full advantage of both the home field and the gorgeous weather conditions in a 9-3 non-conference victory.
"It was just a great day," Snake River head coach Kay Martin said. "We have a solid core of girls and when we are rolling, playing relaxed, it just makes all the difference."
And rolling the Lady Panthers were as they pounded out 12 hits on the afternoon, including five of which that were of the extra base variety.
"We hit the ball well today," coach Martin said. "It's funny. Chelsey [Martin] has 13 hits this year and 8 or 9 of them are doubles and it's been like that with our whole lineup, it's just kind of all or nothing with us."
Martin finished the day with three hits, two of those doubles. Sara Goodwin also collected a pair of doubles as the freshman continued to impress in her debut season for the Lady Panthers. Kara Polatis also collected a double as she donned the familiar catchers gear on Wednesday.
Despite all the hits, Snake River found them selves in a 0-0 ball game entering the home half of the fourth inning. That's when the thunder struck however as the Lady Panthers sent 11 hitters to the plate in a 7 run uprising that effectively sealed the deal.
"Everybody in the line up got a hit but one extra player that we pulled up from J.V." coach Martin said. "It was just a fun day."
Raegan Martin was the beneficiary of the run support as she toed the rubber for the second time on the season. Martin was dominant in a complete game victory as she scattered just 3 hits over her seven innings of work while striking out 6 would be hitters.
"Raegan got a little tired in the seventh inning and got the ball up a little bit which let them string together a couple of hard hits," coach Martin said. "For the rest of the game she kept the ball down though and she looked pretty good for her second time out there this year."
Snake River (5-3) will open conference play next Wednesday when they host Bear Lake at the field in Riverside at 4:30 p.m.
SNAKE RIVER 9, SOUTH FREMONT 3
South Fremont 000 000 3 - 3 3 1
Snake River 000 711 x - 9 12 3
South Fremont leading hitters: Brindi Olson 2B.
Snake River leading hitters: Chelsey Martin 2-3 (2)2B 2RBI, Sara Goodwin 3-4 (2)2B 2RBI, Kara Polatis 2B. pitching: Raegan Martin 7IP 3R 1ER 3H 6K 0BB