While the Monroe City varsity softball team is probably filled with a while bunch of wonderfully kind individuals, on Monday it was standing between Centralia and the top of the Clarence Cannon Conference standings.

Complicating the issue even further was the fact Gwendolyn Bostick was in the circle and allowed just six hits and three walks with two strikeouts in seven innings to help the Lady Panthers come out ahead 10-2.

Standing tall for Centralia at 4-for-5 with a triple, a double, two singles and two RBI was Katelyn Raekers, adding a hit and two RBI was Courtney Luedloff and Bostick, Sadie Owens, Carter Simkins and Jaymi Freeman had a hit a piece.

The Lady Panthers grabbed the initial lead of this game in the top of the first inning at 1-0 on and error, but Monroe City knotted things back up at 1-1 in the bottom of the stanza. Centralia then went up for good at 3-1 in the second on hits by Raekers and Luedloff.

That's how things stayed until the sixth inning when it became a 4-2 game, to which the Lady Panthers responded with an explosive seventh inning that shut down any hope of an upset the Lady Panthers might have had.

Centralia is at Fatima on Thursday.