Panther Varsity Baseball Falls to Stallions

Panthers (V) – 2     Concord Stallions – 9;              Panthers (V) – 3     Concord Stallions – 12

The Stallions from Concord NC came to Bray Park on Saturday night but they made sure they did not forget their bats.  They pounded out eleven hits in the first game and sixteen in the second to win both games in convincing fashion.  The Stallions scored first when they plated five runs in the top of the third inning on five hits.  The Panthers rallied in the bottom of the inning by scoring two.  Daniel Reed walked and was sacrificed to second on a nice bunt by Cole Plyler.  Anderson Blevins doubled to score Daniel and then Anderson scored on a single by Pat Brunson.  The Stallion pitcher, Sawyer Strickland, buckled down and did not allow another Panther to cross home plate.  The Stallions added three runs in the fifth and one run in the seventh inning to close out their scoring.  James Reed had two singles for the Panthers and Anderson sliced a double down the right field line.  Pat, Carson Floyd and John Edens had the only other hits for the Panthers.  James Reed took the loss against the good hitting Stallion team allowing eight earned runs.  Carson Floyd pitched two innings allowing the last Stallion run.

The Stallions continued their hot hitting in the night cap and rode their bats to another victory.  They scored three runs in the third inning on three hits; two in the fourth on four hits; six in the fifth on six hits and a single run in the seventh on two hits.  The Panthers scored their only runs in the first inning taking a lead that they could not hold.  Anderson Blevins led off with a walk and scored on a double by Pat Brunson.  Pat scored on a double by James Reed and James crossed the plate on a ground out by Daniel Barfield.  The Panthers threatened in several innings but could not push any additional runs across.  Panthers with hits in the second game included Anderson, Pat, James, Clay Dickinson, Eli Williams, Daniel Reed, Parker Pocock and John Edens.  JC Ellis took the loss for the Panthers allowing seven runs (six earned) in four innings.  Clay Dickinson pitched one inning and allowed four runs.  Daniel Reed closed out the game for the Panthers on the mound and gave up one earned run.  The two losses drop the Panthers to 7-3 on the year.