Panther Baseball Bests Eagles from Richard Winn

The Panthers rebounded from a loss to one set of Eagles (Upstate) to defeat another set of Eagles (Richard Winn) on Monday by a score of 3-2. The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. David Hucks reached on an error by the Eagle second baseman. He advanced to second on a single by Connor Shealy and scored when Dan Beam slapped a fastball to centerfield. The Panthers added to their lead in the top of the third inning when Avery Blevins led off with a single and then stole second base. He advanced to third on a ground out by McKinley Proctor and scored on a sacrifice fly to centerfield by Micah West.

The Eagles took off and tied the game back up in the bottom of the fourth inning. Two singles and a double produced those runs. The Panthers retook in the lead in the top of the fifth inning, a lead they would hold on to until the end of the game. Avery, once again, led off with a single, and once again, he stole second base. He then scored on an infield single by Micah West.

The Eagles had three more chances to tie the game back up, but Panther pitching and defense kept them off the board. Dan Beam (3-0) was the starting pitcher for PAC pitching five innings. He allowed two earned runs on five hits and one walk in earning the victory. He struck out five and hit one batter. Micah West pitched the final two innings for the Panthers, not allowing any runs. He allowed one hit and struck out two Eagle hitters.

Game Notes: The Panthers had seven hits in their victory. Avery and Connor Shealy both had two singles. Others with hits include Micah, David Hucks (double) and Dan Beam. Avery scored two runs with Micah West driving him in both times. The Panthers had eleven productive at bats during the game. They had six assists and only made one error. Micah earned a save for his pitching efforts. The Panthers improve to 7-2 on the season.