NORFOLK - The defending Class A Softball champions opened the 2019 season with a pair of wild victories over the Norfolk Panthers.

The Lincoln Southwest Silver Hawks defeated Norfolk 14-9 in game one, and held on for a 17-13 victory in Thursday night's double-header. The Silver Hawks took a 16-5 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning of game two, but the Panthers scored seven runs to force a seventh frame.

Despite their furious comeback bid, the Panthers were unable to overcome the deficit that the Silver Hawks had built up, and Lincoln Southwest came away with the victory. Southwest will next face Millard West at home on Monday, August 26th, and Norfolk will head on the road this Saturday for another double-header against Grand Island.

Click above for the highlights of game two!

Game 1:

LSW: 2 0 1 7 2 2 0    14
NOR: 1 0 0 5 3 0 0    9

Game 2:

LSW: 0 0 4 0 7 5 1  17
NOR: 3 0 0 1 1 7 1   13