Karla Kinder smacked a leadoff inside-the-park home run in the top of the first inning Friday as the visiting Mead Panthers knocked off the previously undefeated Rogers Pirates 4-1 in Greater Spokane League softball.
Holly Vanwert pitched the win for Mead (4-1), striking out three and walking two. Traci Moore took the loss for the Pirates (3-1), who committed five errors.
With the win, the Panthers are tied with University for the GSL lead.
In other games, Central Valley stopped North Central 7-0, U-Hi beat Gonzaga Prep 5-4 and Lewis and Clark defeated Shadle 11-5.
At CV, Tori Mills threw a complete-game one-hitter and had nine strikeouts to beat the Indians (2-2).
Mills and Megan O’Dea added three hits each for CV (3-2).
At U-Hi, Stephanie Shelton stole two bases and scored two runs as the Titans tripped the Bullpups.
G-Prep (2-2) trailed 5-1 after four innings, but scored three runs in the top of the fifth. Jamie Fox pitched the win for U-Hi (4-1), allowing four hits.
At Shadle, Olivia Smith and Danielle Davey had three hits each as LC (1-3) beat the Highlanders (1-4).
R.J. Delmese hit a three-run homer in the top of the first as CV beat host U-Hi 6-1.
The Bears (1-2) scored all of their runs in the first and second innings and cruised behind pitcher Monty Morgan (1-0), who gave up four hits. U-Hi is 1-1.
In other games, Shadle defeated Ferris 9-3 and G-Prep topped Mead 3-2 in eight innings.
At Ferris, Darin Talotti had two doubles and three RBIs as the Highlanders topped the Saxons (1-1).
Rob Debeaumont pitched the win for Shadle (2-1).
At G-Prep, Mead’s Damian Long walked in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth as the Bullpups (2-0) beat the Panthers (1-2).
Winning pitcher Andy Potter struck out nine in relief, retiring the side in the fifth and sixth.
At Hart Field, the game between Rogers and LC was suspended by darkness in the 11th with the score tied at 1.
Kelly Tifft scored 3 minutes into overtime as U-Hi upset first-place G-Prep 6-5 in overtime.
The Bullpups (5 regulation wins, 0 overtime wins, 0 regulation losses and 1 overtime loss) took a 4-1 lead early in the second half.
U-Hi (2-2-3-0) knocked in four goals in the final 19 minutes of regulation to tie the score. Taj Johnson had a hat trick for the Titans.
Bullpups Joe Ascolese and Chad Zlateff scored two goals each.
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