The Hesperia softball team captured a Division 3 district title after defeating Mason County Central 13-7 on Monday at Manistee High School.

Ellie Palmer came away with the win from the mound for the Panthers, going seven innings allowing 11 hits and striking out five Spartan hitters. 

Palmer helped her own cause at the plate with three singles and four RBIs, while Becci Castillo chipped in with two hits and two RBIs. 

The Panthers improved to 22-14 on the year, and will move on to play Standish Sterling on Saturday in the regional semifinals at Clare High School.