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May 17 2016

Panther Baseball Places Second in NACA Tournament (Division #2)

The Panthers varsity baseball team journeyed to Tennessee this past week to participate in the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) baseball tournament for the third year in a row.  After winning the division #3 bracket in 2015, the Panthers were moved up into the top bracket along with five other teams.  After pool play, the top two teams would play for the division #1 championship and the next two teams would play for the division #2 championship.

The Panthers knocked off Lancaster Academy in the semi-finals by a score of 5-2 to move into the finals.  James Reed pitched a complete game against Lancaster to earn the victory with Carson Floyd slapping a key two run double in the sixth inning to secure the victory.

The Panthers played Knoxville Academy in the championship game and lost 12-1.  Knoxville outhit and outpitched the Panthers in claiming the division #2 crown.

The Panthers also bring home the sportsmanship trophy (which is voted on by the other teams) for the third year in a row.  Anderson Blevins and Carson Floyd were named to the all-tournament team.