Panthers (JV) 15 Heathwood 5
The Panther JV squad made it three in a row with a convincing win against Heathwood on Thursday night. The Panthers scored one run in the first when Cole Owens scored after reaching first on a single. The floodgates opened in the second inning when the Panthers scored seven runs on five hits, the highlight of which was Cole Plyler’s bases clearing double. The Highlanders scored three in the bottom of the inning but the five runs down was the closest the Highlanders would make it for the rest of the night. The Panthers added a single run in the 3rd inning and then their bats were silent until the 7th inning when they plated six more runs. They had three singles in this scoring outburst and took advantage of one walk and two fielding errors. The Highlanders plated single runs in the 4th and 6th innings. JC Ellis once again led the way with three hits, including a triple and two RBI’s. Danny Waller, Carson Floyd, Cole Owens and Pat Brunson all chipped in two hits. Daniel Williams started the game on the mound for the Panthers. He went 1 1/3 innings before struggling with his control and being replaced by Danny Waller. Danny went the final 5 2/3 innings only allowing one earned run. He struck out seven and walked one and allowed four hits. The Panthers will play their third opponent in as many days when the take on Richard Winn Academy on Friday night in Winnsboro.
Panthers 15 Heathwood Hall 11
In a slugfest at Heathwood Hall on Thursday night, the Panthers won 15-11. Panther batters pounded out nineteen hits against Highlander pitching. Danny Morales led the hit parade with four hits including a double. He also knocked in four runs. Sean West, Alex Blevins and Caleb Wilson all chipped in three hits with Sean and Alex each doubling and driving in three runs. The Panthers scored in every inning but the 7th as they won their fourth game in a row. Jake Brunson pitched three innings, giving up six earned runs. He gave up nine hits, struck out three and walked five. Sean West relieved him on the mound and shut down the Highlanders for the rest of the game. He allowed one unearned run over the final four innings. He allowed two hits and struck out four.