The Panther lost a twin bill against Swansea on Monday night. The JV lost the opening game 8-6. After falling behind, 3-0 in the first inning the Panthers clawed their way back into the game by scoring one run in the second inning on a RBI single by Cole Owens. They then tied the game in the top of the 3rd inning by scoring two runs, one on a RBI single by James Reed. The Swansea Tigers reclaimed the lead by scoring one run in the bottom of the 4th inning and the Panthers tied it back up in the top of the 5th. The Tigers won the game in the bottom of the 5th by scoring four runs taking advantage of three hits and four walks. The Panthers tried to answer and scored two runs in the top of the 6th (both scored on a RBI single by Clay Dickinson), but the game was ended early due to time restrictions. Caleb Wilson, James Reed and Clay Dickinson all had two hits on the night. Jacob Cain started on the mound and pitched four innings giving up four runs and five hits. James Reed took the loss on the mound pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up four earned runs by allowing four hits and three walks. The JV team is now 6-1.
The Varsity team suffered a loss against a very good Swansea team by a score of 17-2. The Tigers belted three home runs for the night scoring five runs on those blasts. The Panthers had four hits, two by Alex Blevins including a double but were out of this game very early. Jonathan Liva and Josh Hanna had the RBI’s for the night. Joseph Sightler took the loss on the mound for the Panthers. The varsity team is now 4-3.