TYLER — The Lady Panthers of Bullard nailed down their 20th win of the season on Monday by humbling Harelton, 10-2, in a warm-up game that was played at the UT-Tyler Softball Field.
The Lady Panthers will take on Athens in a Class 3A, Region II bi-district best-of-three series that gets under way beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Grand Saline High School.
The teams will travel back to Grand Saline for a noon game on Saturday, with a Game 3 (if needed) to follow the second contest.
The Lady Panthers sent six runs across in the second and three in the fifth to overwhelm the Lady Wildcats.
For the game, Bullard chalked up 11 hits.
Kristi “Coco” Springer held Harleton to just three hits.
In seven frames pitched, Springer struck out 14 and walked two in picking up the pitching victory.
Zoe Hancock (three hits), Ashleigh Gillard (two hits) and Springer (two hits) led the Lady Panthers at the dish.
Sarah Ritch drove in three runs while Springer picked up two RBI in the tilt.