The host Kenai Central softball team defeated Skyview 11-8 on Tuesday in a game that was called after three innings due to a 90-minute time limit.
The Kardinals improved to 1-1 overall and will travel to face Soldotna on Thursday at 4 p.m. The Panthers drop to 0-2 and will host Kodiak on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
"It went kind of back and forth," Kenai coach Mark King said. "The biggest thing was for my pitchers to find the plate."
Briana King picked up the win for the Kards, pitching 1 1-3 innings and giving up two runs while striking out two. Havan Shaginoff pitched the last inning for Kenai, giving up three runs while striking out one. Jodi Cook also pitched a perfect first inning for Kenai.
Briana King and Sam Little each finished 2-for-3 at the plate.
The Panthers showed a lot of improvement after starting their season on Monday by getting shut out by Soldotna.
"They played a lot better," Skyview coach Steve Schoessler said. "The girls did awesome. (Monday), it was the first game that all but four players played."
Sam Reynolds again handled the pitching duties for the Panthers.
"When she gets more experience and some defense backing her up, she's going to be a whale of a pitcher," Schoessler said.
Cat Schoessler and Kayla Scroggins each scored two runs for Skyview. Coach Schoessler said Cat played well behind the plate and sparked the offense by stealing home in the second inning.
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