The Palmyra softball team won its fourth consecutive game in dominant fashion with an 11-0 five-inning victory over Mark Twain on Thursday night.

The Palmyra softball team won its fourth consecutive game in dominant fashion with an 11-0 five-inning victory over Mark Twain on Thursday night.

Lauren Van Tress pitched her second straight no-hitter, surrendering just a pair of walks during a 58-pitch outing. The senior struck out eight and worked three 1-2-3 frames. 

The Lady Panthers (4-1) played sharp behind their starting pitcher. They didn't commit an error for the third contest in a row. 

“Lauren's confidence in her defense has contributed to her pitching success,” Palmyra coach Jill Arch said. “Very pleased with our defense, but it's early in the season and our defense is getting ready to be tested by some of the best programs in the state.”

Bailey Lovelace posted three hits, four RBIs and two runs to lead Palmyra's offense, which scored in every inning and enforced the mercy rule with a 6-run fifth. 

Cameron O'Brien, Megan Stone and Van Tress each finished with two hits for the Lady Panthers, who had 11 total. 

Sydnee Brothers pitched for Mark Twain (0-2) and took the loss. 

Elizabeth Trower and Paige Eddington were the lone base runners for the Lady Tigers.

Stone doubled home O'Brien with a first-inning double to put Palmyra on the board.

Drew Billups stole home in the second, and Lovelace hit an RBI double that scored Emma Wittler to make it 3-0.

O'Brien singled and scored in the third to go up 4-0 before Lexi Arch drove home Lovelace with an RBI single in the fourth.

The first five Palmyra batters reached base in the fifth, which was punctuated by Lovelace's three-run home run that scored Raney Wilson and Billups.

Due to field conditions, Thursday's game was moved to Flower City Park in Palmyra but counted as a home game for Mark Twain.

Palmyra is slated to face Clarence Cannon Conference rival Monroe City on the road next Thursday.

Mark Twain is scheduled to play at Montgomery County on Tuesday.