CAMDEN — Hailey Stupp would not be denied at the plate when runners were on base.
The senior drove in five runs on three hits to lead Tri-County North past Preble Shawnee 11-5 in a non-league softball game on Friday, April 20.
Stupp drove in runs on a sacrifice fly in the first, a double in the third, and a double in the fourth.
North earned the victory despite allowing Preble Shawnee to score four runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught by Preble Shawnee was led by seniors Miranda Chaney and Alyssa Davidson, each driving in runs in the frame.
North got on the board in the first inning on Stupp’s sac fly. North held a 3-1 lead heading to the bottom of the third.
The Panthers took the lead for good with five runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth, Sidney Jackson doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs, Morgan Helman singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run, and Stupp doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.
Jackson got the win for North. She went three innings, allowing five runs on five hits, striking out four and walking one. Emily Norris threw four innings in relief.
North had 18 hits in the game. Jackson (five), Stupp, Norris, Riley Cruse, and Helman all collected multiple hits.
Katie Craft went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Preble Shawnee in hits.
North, now 10-2, also picked up a win over Covington, 11-1, last week.
The Panthers were scheduled to play National Trail on Monday, April 23 and Miami East on Tuesday for their only games this week.
Shawnee, now 5-5, also split a pair of games with Monroe on Saturday. The Hornets won the first game 6-3 and Shawnee took game two, 6-5.
The Arrows were scheduled to play Northridge at home on Monday, April 23 and away on Wednesday, April 25. They will visit Madison on Friday and will travel to Bellbrook on Saturday.