FAIRBURY -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team lost 7-6 Friday to Prairie Central.

The Panthers (6-12) scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead, including a two-RBI single by Christina White and run-scoring base hits by Baylee Cosgrove and Lorena Arnett.

In the seventh inning, Cosgrove -- who finished the game hitting 3-for-4 with a triple -- led off with a single before scoring on an error on a Sindra Gerdes ground ball to extend PBL's lead to 6-3 before Prairie Central scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

On the mound, Mallorie Ecker took the loss as she allowed four runs -- two earned -- on three hits and two walks with one strikeout through one inning. Emma Steiner allowed three earned runs on six hits and three walks with one strikeout through five innings.

Prairie Central 7, PBL 6

PBL 000 500 1 -- 6 6 2

PC 000 030 4 -- 7 9 4

W -- Hoffman, 7 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 0 ER, 7 K, 3 BB. L -- Mallorie Ecker, IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, K, 2 BB.

PBL (6-12) -- Lorena Arnett 1-4, RBI, R. Christina White 1-3, 2 RBIs. Baylee Cosgrove 3-4, 3B, RBI, R. Maddy Foellner R. Sindra Gerdes 1-3, R. Kayla Adwell R. Emma Steiner RBI. SkyLer Eaker R.

Prairie Central -- Casner 1-2, RBI, R, 2 BB. Winterland 2 BB, N. Graf 1-2. No. 15 1-2, R. A. Graf R. Hari 2-3, 3B, 3 RBIs, 2 R. Skaggs 2-4, RBI. Nagel 1-3, R. Seeman 1-3, RBI, R.