Recently the Centralia varsity softball team proved it was human by falling in close games to Mexico and Battle.
Even though that may have given Hallsville the idea that the Lady Panthers were susceptible on Tuesday because they were on the road, they weren't. In fact, instead of withering up and blowing away like a gentle flower, Gwendolyn Bostick gave a shutout performance in the circle and Jaymie Freeman went 2-for-3 with five RBI to lead their team to a 17-6 victory.
For Freeman, her RBI came on a sacrifice fly ball in the third and a double and a single in the fourth and Bostick allowed three hits and a walk with one strikeout in four innings pitched. Prior to that Courtney Luedloff worked the pitch count to 3-2 before posting a triple and a run in the first and in Centralia's 11-run fourth Kellyn Vega charted a double and a sacrifice fly, Emily Greene was safe on a fielders choice and Mykaela Gallegos reached base on an error.
Katelyn Rakers also had two of the Lady Panther's 13 hits for this contest.
Centralia, 17-6 overall, is at palmyra on Thursday.