Norton’s softball team defeated Coventry twice in the regular season, but the Comets got revenge in the OHSAA Tournament opener.
The Comets beat the second-seeded Panthers in Norton, 10-1.
Norton, who fell to 17-6 with the loss, scored their only run in the bottom of the sixth. Kylie Lewis, Macie Norris and Sarah Nauer each singled to start the inning, and senior Lexi Gable drove home Lewis to make it 7-1 Coventry. Unfortunately the Panthers left the bases loaded and couldn’t get started in the seventh.
Kaitlyn Cowx doubled and walked, Joey Borrelli walked and Haley Kyle walked.
The Panthers finish the season Monday, May 13 in a regular season conference game versus Field at home at 5 p.m. Coventry moves on to the district semifinals Tuesday, May 14 in Canton versus Tallmadge.