Girls Varsity Softball · The Lady Cardinals bats go quiet in 2-1 loss to the Benton Lady Panthers

The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals  LJ Helmich struck out six batters, but the Lady Cardinals provided little run support, allowing the Benton Lady Panthers to steal a 2-1 win Thursday at Benton High School.

#20 recorded the win for the Lady Panthers. She allowed one run over seven innings. #20 struck out three, walked three and gave up seven hits.

Helmich couldn’t get it done in the circle for Harmony Grove, taking a loss.

Neither team scored until the fourth when Benton got on the board. The Lady Panthers scored on a groundout by #22.

The sixth inning saw the Lady Cardinals score their only run on the day on an RBI single by Helmich.

Benton stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the seventh, scoring one run on two singles.