Panthers (Varsity) – 19 Hammond – 4
The varsity Panthers baseball team exploded out of the gates beating Hammond 19-4 on Saturday afternoon at Bray Park. This marks the Panther’s first ever win against Hammond at the varsity level. The Panthers pounded out thirteen hits in their victory and were aided by eleven walks and two hit batters. The Panthers sent seventeen men to the plate in the first inning, scored twelve runs and never looked back.
James Reed went four for four at the plate with two RBI’s and scored three runs. Parker Pocock went two for two (single, a double), three RBI’s and scored two runs. Anderson Blevins had a single and a double, three RBI’s and scored two runs. Cal Hucks had a double and three RBI’s.
Carson Floyd was the starting pitcher for PAC. He pitched three innings allowing three runs only one of which was earned. He gave up two hits and one walk while striking out three. Cal Hucks followed Carson to the mound pitching one inning. He allowed one earned run on two hits.
Game Notes: The Panthers are now 1-0 on the year. The Panthers have a goal for fourteen productive at bats per game and achieved twenty-eight against the Hammond Skyhawks. Carson Floyd picks up his first win of the year (1-0). Jacob Robinson got his first varsity hit. The Panthers had four assists. The Panthers take to the field again on Monday against Cardinal Newman in the Fairfield Central/Westwood Pre-Season tournament at Westwood. Game time is 4:30.