Parkway second baseman Layne Claudy makes a toss to Lauren Henderson for the out at first base during the Panthers' 13-0 win over Fort Recovery on Wednesday evening in Wapakoneta. (DHI Media/Pat Agler)
Parkway second baseman Layne Claudy makes a toss to Lauren Henderson for the out at first base during the Panthers' 13-0 win over Fort Recovery on Wednesday evening in Wapakoneta. (DHI Media/Pat Agler)

WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta High School was the site of two Division IV semifinal district games as the Parkway Lady Panthers took on the Fort Recovery Lady Indians in game two of girls softball action on Wednesday night. The Lady Panthers run-ruled the Lady Indians in five innings by a score of 13-0.

Parkway started with back-to-back walks in the bottom of the first as Macy Henkle and Mackenzie Sipe reached. Bailey Strickler drove in the first run with a single to right field. The next batter, Haley Hawk, broke the OHSAA career RBI record with a first inning base knock to left field to drive in a run. It was her 208th career run batted in..

“I’m really grateful to have the team I do; they are really supportive. They work hard for everyone and I couldn’t do this without them," Hawk said after the game. "I wasn’t really thinking about it, I was just worried about hitting the ball. Getting the record in my first at bat of the first inning felt good.”

The Lady Panthers scored two more runs in the bottom of the first with a two-run single to center field from McKenna Temple.

Parkway got back on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third as Bailey Bates doubled to left field before Alyssa Miller drove in Bates with a triple. Pinch runner Madison Kroeger scored on a pass ball to bring the score to 7-0.

The Lady Indians picked up their first hit with one out in the top of the fourth inning as Baylee Tebbe got a base knock to right field. Hawk, the Parkway pitcher, struck out the next batter before inducing a fly ball to center fielder Sipe to end the frame.

The Lady Panthers sent 12 batters to the dish in the bottom of the fourth. A Bates triple plated their first run of the inning before five straight singles from Parkway helped plate three more runs.

Henkle got an RBI single and scored the final run of the game to put Parkway up 13-0.

In the top of the fifth, Mecaylah Hesse worked a double play with a tag of the runner and a strong throw to first. Hawk got the final batter to ground out to Hesse to give Parkway a 13-0 victory.

“For the most part, we hit the ball solidly," Parkway coach Mark Esselstein said. "We took advantage of the walks early in the first inning with some solid hits. Temple had a solid two out hit in the first inning. Offensively, for the most part, we stung the ball, and on the defensive end we made the plays we needed to.”

The Lady Panthers will face off against the Lady Wildcats of Minister for the district final for Division IV on Friday night at Wapakoneta High School.