The Saucon Valley high school softball team ran into a tough and talented Pen Argyl Green Knight squad on Wednesday in their 2019 Colonial League home-opener. The Panthers are a very young team and kept playing hard, but it was obvious the Green Knights had an advantage. Pen Argyl jumped on the Panthers early with their bats and played mistake-free defense to mercy-rule the Panthers.
Pen Argyl jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead after their first at-bat while their defense made quick work of the Panthers in 1-2-3 order. The second inning was a repeat of the first and the Green Knights led 10-0 after the second inning. The Panthers stopped the bleeding in the third inning and did not allow a single run. However, the Panther offense struggled to get any traction. Pen Argyl must have hit the reset button and made good for another five runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Panthers just could not get their bats going enough to threaten Pen Argyl. It was a 15-0 Green Knight victory.
Up Next: The Panther will host a high-noon, non-league showdown with William Allen on Saturday.
Good luck Panthers, the Source is with you!
About This Series: Andrew & Sonya Hughes of Hellertown are sponsoring girls sports coverage on Saucon Source to help recognize the achievements of female high school athletes in Saucon Valley, and in tribute to their own daughters, who were both stand-out student-athletes at their high school, where they played softball, soccer, basketball and field hockey. Between the two of them they earned 14 high school varsity letters. “Female athletics was a big part of our family life for many years, but that journey ended at the high school level six years ago,” Andrew Hughes says. “Through those amazing experiences we also noticed that females don’t seem to have the same level of exposure and support as their male counterparts. So we are very sensitive to situations where we perceive an imbalance of exposure of female student athlete participation in competitive high school sports. We also like to encourage greater involvement of young people in athletics. We would like to help the girls gain more exposure at your news source by adopting some girls high school teams.” Saucon Source thanks Andrew & Sonya Hughes for their generous support of local girls high school athletics.