Enemy territory can be an incredibly unfriendly place to play, but Centralia varsity softball coach Jill Angell simply doesn't allow those little things to factor into what her team does on the field or how they do it.
That philosophy took center stage on Tuesday as the Lady Panthers had a tough game at Highland that they calmly walked away with 3-0.
One key ingredient to this winning recipe for Centralia was pitcher Gwen Bostick, who allowed a hit and a walk with four strikeouts. She also posted a single and a double in four at-bats, and adding a hit each were Jaymi Freeman, Katelyn Rakers and Kellyn Vega.
"Our defense was flawless. Gwen pitched a superb game and really kept their batters off balance," said Angell. "Centralia scored once in the third and two in the fifth."
The Lady Panther's JV had a game that evening, as well, and won 10-4 as Olivia Hombs earned the decision after giving up four hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Scarlett Fox and Lynsie Curtis also went 1-for-1 and charting a hit a piece were Hombs, Mary Kate Bennett, Carter Hawkins, Mallory Smith and Kalin Finlay.
Centralia hosts Louisiana on Aug. 31.