Panthers (JV) – 2 Cardinal Newman – 15
The Junior Varsity Panthers went down in defeat to Cardinal Newman in its first game of the 2016 season by a score of 2-15. The Cardinals scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back. They added four more in the second; two in the second and five in the fifth. The Panthers added in lone runs in the three and fourth innings. In the third, McKinley Proctor scored on a double by Whit Melnyk after he reached base via a walk. Alex McKay scored in the fourth when Josh Tanner received a bases loaded walk.
The Panthers actually out hit the Cardinals 8-7, but the Panthers just gave the Cardinals too many unearned opportunities. Panther pitching walked or hit thirteen batters and Panther fielders committed seven errors. Avery Blevins and David Hucks both had two hits. Whit Melnyk and Josh Tanner had RBI’s.