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STEM Granville Central softball could only muster four hits in the 10-0 loss to 1A rival Louisburg on March 10.

Louisburg opened the game with a run in the top of the first inning and tacked on another run in the top of the third.

Granville Central had a hard time putting hits together against Laine Barefoot’s drop ball and off speed pitches.

The Lady Panthers continued to fight, but just could not string together any type of offense.

Chelsea Roberson cleared the bases for Louisburg with a double and then stole third. Roberson was the victim of a double play that ended the inning.

Louisburg had a 6-0 lead going into the fifth inning.

Clarie Yancey had her second hit of the contest, but Granville Central would not be able to move her around.

Louisburg added one more run in the top of the sixth inning and capped the scoring with three runs in the seventh to win the game by a 10-0 margin.

Granville Central moved to 1-3 on the season and 0-1 in conference action and Louisburg moved to 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in conference action.

Statistics: Claire Yancey (two for three), Jessica Harder (one for three) and Makayla Debolt (one for three). (Pitching) Claire Yancey (seven innings, 12 hits, one walk and seven strikeouts).