MV mauls Memorial
By Heath Clary
Special to the Anvil Herald
The Medina Valley Panthers softball team opened district play at
their home stadium last Friday, Feb. 28, dominating Memorial 15-0 in a
game that lasted only three innings because of the run rule.
The offense got things going in a big way right off the bat,
scoring eight runs in the first inning, and never looking back. The
Panthers only got two hits in the inning, but were helped out by four
Brooke Mangold homered over the center field wall in the second
inning. Freshman Hannah Groff hit her first career varsity
round-tripper, a line drive that barely stayed fair down the left
field line, in the third.
Kylee DeCock was her usual dominant self on the mound. She added
yet another no-hitter to the season, with the only base runner coming
on a walk. She faced only ten hitters in the shortened game, striking
“It felt great to get our first district win,” DeCock said. “As
long as we always play our game, we will be good.”
The easy victory puts the Panthers’ district record at 1-0; a
record they hope remains perfect, as it did last year when they went
14-0 in league play.