Priest allowed only the Benes base hit and struck out eight in the contest. Latta pounded out 12 hits in the victory but stranded 11 runners on base.
“It was a good warm-up against a good team. We did some things we need to work on and eliminate. Hopefully we are ready for districts,” said Latta head coach Jimmy Foster.
Five Lady Panthers finished the game with two hits apiece. Alexander, Madison Abney and Maebree Abney all went 2-for-3, while Priest and Matison Worcester were both 2-for-4. The Abney sisters combined for five RBIs in the contest.
Latta 7, Byng 2
BYNG 011 000 0 — 2 1 2
LATTA 203 002 x — 7 12 3
Rachel Benes, Amy Frazier (4) and Tasia Nelson. Maria Priest and Maebree Abney. WP-Priest. LP-Benes. 3B-Chelsea Alexander and Madison Abney (L), 2B-Madison Abney and Priest. HL-Benes 1-2 (B). Shelbey Parnacher 1-3, RS; Alexander 2-3, RS; Madison Abney 2-3, 3 RS, 2 RBIs; Priest 2-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Maebree Abney 2-3, 3 RBIs; Matison Worcester 2-4; Savanna Humphrey 1-4 (L).