No one could rightly accuse the Barnsdall High School slowpitch softball team of ducking the Goliaths.


On Monday, the Lady Panthers — which are part of Class 3A — took on two of the elite powerhouses in Class 5A.


Even though Barnsdall absorbed its lumps, the Lady Panthers displayed plenty of firepower themselves during a 25-10 loss to Henryetta.


The game had been tied, 10-10, before Henryetta went on a home run binge that resulted in 10 dingers for the game.


But, Gilbert also saw Barnsdall’s sticks swat a few missiles in the game.


Jasmine Shores socked a grand slam and three-run clout to provide the lion’s share of the Lady Panthers’ power exchange.


Montana Patrick added a three-run dinger to round out Barnsdall’s scoring.


Rounding out Barnsdall’s offensive punch was Kendra Walker with two singles, and Khailey Sofian, Bayleigh Walling and Kinnley Bloomfield with one hit apiece.


Shores pitched the distance with Kylee Rasberry as her receiver.


Henryetta had been ranked earlier this season at No. 1, Gilbert noted.


In Monday’s first game, Barnsdall came out on the short end of a 12-0 score against Kellyville, which is ranked No. 2 in 5A.


Kellyville clubbed four homers and two doubles off the ball.


Shores, Walker and Patrick each delivered a hit for Barnsdall.


Shores handled pitching duties with Patrick as her catcher.


Gilbert said a “vicious wind” carried Kellyville’s hits over the wall.


“We just never got anything up to blow out,” he added.


Barnsdall has now played 14 schools at Class 4A or bigger, posting a 6-8 record.


The Lady Panthers are 11-1 against programs their size or smaller.