Lady Panthers pounce on, pound down Lady Knights

The No. 1-ranked Carolina Forest softball team continued its assault on Region 6-4A rivals on Friday with an 11-1 victory over West Florence.

Emily Merriam pitched a complete-game four-hitter and she got plenty of offensive support from her Lady Panthers (19-1 overall, 8-1 region) teammates.

Carolina Forest’s Sara Sweatt went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored while Marisa Runyon went 2-for-4 and also homered.

The Lady Panthers scored one run in the first inning and piled on five more in the second to take control of the game from the outset.

Carolina Forest returns to action at 1 p.m. Saturday against non-region foe Wando looking for its 20th victory of the season.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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