The 2019 Bristol Girls Little League Softball City Series began on Monday with the major division Gators hosting the Cobras from Rockwell Park, and the Velocity playing host to the Panthers from Peck Park.
The Panthers won 17-11 in a high-scoring affair, highlighted by impressive defense plays by the Panthers’ Desiree Nickerson and Madison Charette.
Brooklynne Whitlock threw a no-hitter for the top-seeded Gators in a 15-0 victory, striking out eight batters in four innings against the Cobras.
Bellah Loveall hit a three-run triple in the first inning and Makayla Antunes hit a home run in the second inning for the Gators.
The Panthers were scheduled to face the Gators in a late game on Tuesday at Rockwell Park. The winner will advance to Thursday’s City Series championship game.
The winner of Tuesday’s elimination game between the Cobras and Velocity will play in another elimination game on Wednesday for the right to play in Thursday’s championship game.