Because the seventh inning of the Centralia varsity softball game at Fatima on Thursday ended with a score of 4-4, the only option the officials had was to give each team another three outs to work with.

When that didn't work the umpires just kept following that same formula until it did, an opportunity the Lady Panther's eventually parlayed into a 6-4 victory in 11 innings.

"This was a great game. The momentum shifted sides several different times," said coach Jill Angell. "Both pitchers kept their composure and pitched very well."

Claiming this decision for Centralia was pitcher Gwen Bostick, who allowed 10 hits and struck out one. Carter Simkins, Jaymi Freeman, Katelyn Raekers and Courtney Luedloff also were good for two hits each and, as a team, Centralia made one error.

In the JV game pitcher Ella Holman helped her squad come out ahead 6-0.

The Lady Panthers, 9-3 overall, host South Shelby on Sept. 18.