PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team won its third straight game as it beat St. Thomas More 18-3 on Friday.
Baylee Cosgrove hit for the cycle for the Panthers (5-10) as she hit 4-for-4 with a grand-slam home run, eight RBIs and three runs scored.
Sindra Gerdes hit 2-for-3 with two triples and three RBIs while Kayla Adwell hit 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Maddy Foellner hit 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored while Lorena Arnett hit 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
On the mound, Emma Steiner struck out six batters and walked three while allowing three earned runs on four hits through four innings.
After yielding three runs to St. Thomas More in the top of the first inning, an RBI single by Foellner, an run-scoring triple by Gerdes and an RBI double by Adwell tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the first.
Cosgrove lined her grand slam past the left-field fence to give PBL a 7-3 lead in the second inning before an RBI single by Adwell sent Foellner home to extend the lead to 8-3.
The Panthers scored 10 more runs in the third inning.
Cosgrove and Foellner each hit an RBI single to center field before Gerdes tripled to center field to send both runners home and scored on an error.
Cosgrove then tripled to center field to send Jolee Hastings, Arnett and Christina White across home plate.
PBL 18, St. Thomas More 3
STM 300 0 -- 3 4 3
PBL 35(10) x -- 18 14 3
W -- Emma Steiner, 4 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 6 K, 3 BB. L -- D. Recond, 3 IP, 14 H, 18 R, 12 ER, 3 K, 5 BB.
St. Thomas More -- K. Recond R. E. Henkel 1-2, 2B, R. D. Recond 1-2, R. E. Ritter 1-2, 2 RBIs. A. Roesslen 1-2.
PBL (5-10) -- Lorena Arnett 2-3, 3 R. Christina White 3 R, 3 BB. Baylee Cosgrove 4-4, GS HR, 3B, 2B, 8 RBIs, 3 R. Maddy Foellner 2-4, 2 RBIs, 3 R. Sindra Gerdes 2-3, 2 3B, 3 RBIs, 2 R. Kayla Adwell 3-3, 2B, 2 RBIs, R. Steiner 1-3. Jolee Hastings RBI, 2 R. Jaden Bender R.