Panthers reach first Guam softball final

Stars and Stripes

AGANA HEIGHTS, Guam – A season of firsts for Guam High’s girls softball team continued on Saturday with a semifinal playoff victory over George Washington, assuring the Panthers of their first appearance in the Guam island finals on Monday.

The Panthers edged George Washington 15-14 in Saturday’s semifinal, winning in the bottom of the seventh on Taneeha Henderson’s bases-loaded walk. Workhorse pitcher Alexis Blyth survived the Geckos’ onslaught and got the win.

“Finally, we’re getting where we need the girls to be,” coach Melissa Caine said. The Panthers were a seventh-place team when Caine arrived on island three years ago and finished fourth two years ago and third last season.

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