ELIZABETH CITY, NC (March 27, 2023) – The Claflin Lady Panthers (15-8, 3-0 CIAA) claimed their seventh straight win when the team held off the Lincoln (Pa.) Lady Lions in an 8-6 victory. The Lady Panthers combined some great hitting with some timely defense to claim the win.
As a team, the Lady Panthers totaled 10 hits in the game, including four extra base hits. Claflin freshman Kourtney White led the way with a four-for-four batting effort with a double, two runs scored, and a run batted in (RBI). She was the only Lady Panther with more than one hit in the game. Sophomore first base Alexandria Beavers hit a grand slam home run in the win.
Claflin senior Jaelyn Jackson (9-4) came into the game to claim the win. She totaled seven strikeouts with no earned runs allowed on no hits. Sophomore Breyanna Collins started the game and she threw 2.2 innings She finished the game with two strikeouts.
With the win, the Lady Panthers improve to 15-8 overall and 3-0 in CIAA play. The team will return to the diamond later in the afternoon when they take on the Bowie State Bulldogs in a rematch of last season’s CIAA championship game.