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.