On September 2, the Monroe City Lady Panthers softball team traveled to the Knox County tournament finding themselves once again competing against Canton for the first-place victory.
Monroe City was able to bring home the trophy with yet another first-place win for two weekends in a row. Canton started out in the top half of the first inning with a 2-0 lead from the result of a few lady panther errors. Monroe City rallied back with a great offensive day at bat as Bailee Hays hit an RBI single and Riley Quinn was able to hit a double bringing in two more runs. Then, the championship game brought McKenzie West to the plate in the fifth inning with a tie score of 3-3. West was able to connect the bat hitting a homerun bringing two runs in to score. Not a single run would be scored the rest of the game giving Monroe City the win with an ending score of 5-3.
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