On Friday afternoon the Polytech Panthers look to keep their undefeated seasons alive when they take on division foe Lake Forest.
Polytech, currently 14-0, is the last remaining softball team in the state that’s undefeated.
One of the most remarkable stats for the Panthers, aside from their 14-0 record, is their age. Polytech boasts only three seniors on this year’s squad, Carleigh Chasanov, Kylie McCarty and Katelyn Ritter.
Freshmen pitcher Shania Reed has done a masterful job in her first year with the Panthers, showing she can also do some work with the bat.
Other contributions from underclassmen Alexsandra Mycek, Katelyn Bradford, Taylor Humphries, Monica Joseph and Tori Reed have also helped the Panthers get out to an incredible 14-0 start.
Working well on the mound and at the plate all year, the Panthers have been the definition of consistent. Polytech has shutout 7 of their opponents this year while scoring 5 or more runs in 12 of their 14 games.
At 7-6 it’s been a seesaw kind of season for the Lake Forest Spartans. However, they come into Friday’s match up having won 4 of their last 6 games, including a come-from-behind victory over Milford .
Led by Colby Wyattt, Destiny Thomson, Katherine Betts and Gina Zuchelli the Lady Spartans are looking to make a final push for a tournament spot.
Polytech and Lake Forest will square off on Friday afternoon at Polytech High School, first pitch at 4:15 p.m.