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Red Demons sweep Panther softball
panther softball

DODGE CITY – Dodge City’s hot-hitting Marisela Landa drilled four homers with eight RBIs as the Red Demons swept the Great Bend Panthers 13-4 and 14-13 in Thursday’s wild Western Athletic Conference softball doubleheader.

Dodge City (7-1, 4-0 WAC) takes over first place in the WAC. Great Bend (4-6, 2-2 WAC) beat Dodge City 7-3 in Tuesday’s single non-league game.

DODGE CITY 13, PANTHERS 4 (G1) – Landa popped two homers with four RBIs and the Red Demons clubbed nine extra-base hits off pitcher Jordan Turner.

The Panthers led 2-0 when Pamela Bujanda’s single scored Paige Thexton and Brenna Bownes. Taryn Coon scored on a bunt and Breanna Gutierrez (passed ball) and Landa (HP) scored without a hit for a 3-2 lead.

Brittany Lomas scored on Raemie Lopp’s triple for a 4-2 lead. The Panthers tied it 4-4 as Melyne Fletchall singled home Grace Rowland and Brooke McReynolds stole home.

Landa’s three-run home scored Lomas and Gutierrez for a 7-4 lead. Ashlyn Lembright doubled home Rocelyn Miller. Lopp hit a two-run homer followed by Landa’s homer to key a five-run sixth inning. Miller doubled home Camryn Lenz.

DODGE CITY 14, PANTHERS 13 (G2) – Sydney Unruh led a 13-run Panther offense with five RBIs.

Great Bend led 6-0 after a half-inning, but Dodge City rallied with 14 runs. Five Panther errors gift wrapped seven unearned runs for the Red Demons.

Analiz Rivas hit a two-run single and Paige Thexton hit an RBI single to key a six-run first inning. Lopp hit a two-run double and Landa ripped a two-run homer for a 6-4 score.

Easha Potts ripped a three-run home in a five-run second inning for a 9-6 lead. Panther Laura Daniel scored on Halle Post’s RBi for a 9-7 score

Addyson Froetschner’s two-run third-inning double gave the Red Demons an 11-7 lead. Rivas scored on Fletchall’s fourth-inning single and Unruh’s double scored Bujanda, Grace Rowland and Fletchall for an 11-11 tie.

Landa’s two-run homer keyed a three-run fourth inning for a 14-11 lead. Thexton scored on a groundball and Bownes scored on a bases-loaded fifth-inning walk for a 14-13 score.

But Dodge City pitcher Lopp shut out the Panthers in the final two innings.

Great Bend 200 200 – 4 6 2

Dodge City 310 315 – 13 16 0

Turner, Post (6) and Bownes. Lopp and Miller. W—Lopp. L—Turner. 2B—DC—Lenz 2, Miller, Lembright. 3B—DC—Coon, Lopp. HR—Lands 2, Lopp

Great Bend 601 420 0 – 13 12 5

Dodge City 452 300 x – 14 10 0

Thexton and Bownes. Lenz, Lopp (5) and Miller. W—Lenz. L—Thexton. 2B—GB—Thexton 3, Unruh; DC—Lopp, Froetschner. 3B—Gutierrez. HR—Landa 2, Potts


Dodge City 4-0 7-1 

Great Bend 2-2 4-6 

Garden City 1-1 4-1

Hays High 1-3 3-4

Liberal 0-2 4-5 

TUESDAY—Liberal at Garden City (1); Hays at Great Bend (1)

THURSDAY—Hays TMP at Dodge City (2); *Great Bend at Hays (2); *Garden City at Liberal (2)

DODGE CITY (4-0, 7-1)—WW Wichita South 16-0, 18-0; W Hays High 6-1; WW *Hays High 7-0, 9-6; L Great Bend 3-7; WW *Great Bend 13-4, 14-13; 4-22—Hays TMP (2); 4-27—Sublette (2); 4-30—Wichita Heights (2); 5-4—*at Garden City (2); 5-6—Garden City (1); 5-11—*Liberal (2); 5-13—at Liberal (1) 

GREAT BEND (2-2, 4-6)—L Manhattan 0-6; L McPherson 0-3; L Newton; L Valley Center; W Liberal 8-5; WW *Liberal 17-6, 11-8; W Dodge City 7-3; LL *Dodge City 4-13, 13-14; 4-20—*Hays High (1); 4-22—*at Hays High (2); 4-27—Garden City (1); 4-29—*at Garden City (2); 5-4—at Hutchinson (2); 5-6—at Hays-TMP  (2)

GARDEN CITY (1-1, 4-1)—WW Goodland 15-5, 17-3; W Wichita Heights 21-1; WL *Hays High; 4-15—Hays-TMP (2); 4-20—Liberal (1); 4-22—*at Liberal (2); 4-27—Hays, Great Bend at Great Bend; 4-29—*Great Bend (2); 5-4—*Dodge City (2); 5-6—at Dodge City (1)

HAYS HIGH (1-2, 3-4)—WW Abilene 13-4, 10-6; L Dodge City 1-6; LL *Dodge City 0-7, 6-9; WL *Garden City 5-4; 4-20—at Great Bend (1); 4-22—*Great Bend (2); 4-23—Liberal (1); 4-29—Hays-TMP, at Salina Sacred Heart; 5-4—*at Liberal (2); 5-6—Colby; 5-11—at Salina South, McPherson; 5-13—*at Garden City (1)  

LIBERAL (0-2, 4-5)—Ulysses 16-0, 21-0; LL Shawnee Heights 0-6, 0-15; L Great Bend 5-8; LL *Great Bend 6-17, 8-11; WW Sublette 18-11, 8-0; 4-20—at Garden City (1); 4-22—*Garden City (2); 4-23—at Hays (1); 4-27—at Hugoton (2); 5-4—*Hays High (2); 5-11—at Dodge City (2); 5-13—*Dodge City (1)