Panther Baseball (Varsity) falls to Cardinal Newman

The Panthers lost to Cardinal Newman 4-0 in their third game in the Hammond Pre-Season tournament after winning their first two games.  This game was scoreless until the sixth inning when the Cardinals plated all four of their runs.  The Cardinals got four hits in the inning (all singles), but Panther pitchers helped them along by allowing three additional free passes.  An infield communication error also helped the Cardinals to their big inning.  The Panthers only got five hits in this contest as five different players got one hit each (Anderson Blevins, Daniel Barfield, James Reed, Clay Dickinson and Pat Brunson).  The Panthers threatened several times; however, were just not able to push a run across.  Trevor Dacus started the game for PAC, pitching three innings.  He allowed two hits, striking out two, walking two and hitting one batter.  He only faced eleven batters in his three innings.  Clay Dickinson relieved him on the mound and pitched very well in his first two innings before tiring in the third and allowing the four earned runs.  Carson Floyd relieved Clay, pitching the final one and one/third innings.  He allowed two hits and no runs.  The Panthers have a goal of fourteen productive at bats for every game.  In the first game, they produced eighteen and in the second twenty-four.  As you would guess, they did not have near as many productive at bats in this game, logging only eight.  The Panthers are now 2-1 on the season and, weather permitting, are scheduled to play Hammond this Wednesday night.