Penney declaws Panthers in state semifinal

Monroe City pitcher Riley Quinn pitches during Saturday’s state semifinal game against Penney in Hamilton, Mo.

HAMILTON, Mo. — Monroe City’s historic quest to reach the state softball Class 2 softball championship hit twin walls on Saturday as Penney downed the Panthers 10-3 in the semifinal game.

The combination of a torrid pitching performance by Penney’s ace, senior pitcher Julia Kanoy, who entered the game a 0.30 ERA, and uncharacteristic poor defensive play by Monroe city fielders, doomed the championship run.

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