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Elwood vs Frankton in any sport, enough said. Throw in the fact that the rematch is the IHSAA Regional, it adds fuel to the fire. The last meeting was an instant classic. The Elwood Lady Panthers defeated Frankton 1-0 in 11 innings. Both teams had outstanding pitching, both teams played outstanding defense, neither team could come up with the big hit, until Tenasha Stephens stepped in the batters box in the bottom of the 11th, she ended the tension filled game with the game winning RBI. It was a fitting end to a great game, Tenasha had a base hit in the bottom of the 7th that Frankton executed a perfect relay to gun down the game winning run @ the plate for the 3rd out. The win lifted our Lady Panthers to their 3rd consecutive CIC softball championship. Both teams coasted through their respective sectionals; Elwood did not give up a run on their way to defending their sectional championship. The rematch has been talked about since the earlier contest on May 13. That day has arrived. What a day it promises to be; great weather, outstanding  coaches, tremendous pitching, solid defenses, two state ranked teams, and two communities that couldn’t be prouder. The gates open @ 4:30, 1st pitch @ 6:00. The winner advances to the LaVille semi state on Saturday. GO PANTHERS!