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Softball: Granville Central falls to Louisburg

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STEM The Granville Central Lady Panthers started strong against Louisburg but faltered in later innings in the April 4 contest.

The Lady Panthers kept Louisburg in check for the first five innings. The Lady Warriors managed to score two runs early, but Claire Yancey and the Granville Central defense held together until the sixth inning.

The Louisburg batters started to figure out Yancey’s pitch and began to put together a string of hits that led to runs. The Lady Warriors picked up four runs in the top of the sixth inning and added six more runs in the top of the seventh inning to build a 12-0 lead.

Granville Central could not match the offensive fire power of the Lady Warriors and fell to Louisburg in the first meeting of the season.

The Lady Panthers moved to 4-8 on the season and 1-7 in conference play. Louisburg has an 8-2 overall record and is 7-2 in conference action.

Claire Yancey was in the circle for Granville Central. She faced 43 batters, allowed 16 hits, walked two and struck out three Louisburg batters.

Statistics Skylar Abernethy (1-for-3), Claire Yancey (1-for-3), and Allison Fletcher (1-for-3).

Granville Central will travel to Carrboro on April 24 and to Webb on April 26.