Panthers ousted in extra innings

Fillmore Central's Madison Bowman bats against Southern
during the Class C state softball tournament Thursday at
Smith Complex.

Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan head coach Steve Adkisson didn't need proof.

He knew he had a squad that could fight and compete, and that showed when the Panthers bounced back from an early deficit against Southern (25-5) in a loser's bracket game in the Class C portion of the state softball tournament.

In heartbreaking fashion, though, No. 4-seeded FC/E-M surrendered two runs in the top of the eighth inning and fell to No. 3 Southern 5-3 Thursday afternoon at the Smith Softball Complex.

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