Panthers Baseball Weather Hurricanes Winning 9-5

Panthers (Varsity) – 9                    Greenville Hurricanes – 5

The Panthers journeyed to Greenville on Saturday to take on the Hurricanes and they walked away with a 9-5 victory improving their record to 14-4.  The Panthers got right to work and plated two runs in the top of the first inning.  Pat Brunson led off with a walk and scored on a double by James Reed.  James moved to third on a balk by the Hurricanes pitcher and scored on a throw down to second when the Hurricanes threw out Clay as he attempted to steal second.  The Hurricanes got one back in the bottom of the inning when a Hurricane’s batter reached on an error and later scored on a single to center field.  Neither team scored in the second inning but the Panthers expanded their lead in the top of the third.  James Reed hit his second double in as many at bats and scored on a single by Clay Dickinson.  Clay later scored on a sacrifice fly by Cal Hucks.  The Hurricanes stormed back in the bottom of the third and tied the game when they scored three runs.   The Hurricanes had four hits including a double in their rally.  After a scoreless fourth inning, the Panthers took the lead for good in the fifth inning when they scored three runs.  Trevor Dacus led off with a single.  He stole second and made it to third on when Hurricane pitching allowed back to back walks to Cal Hucks and Eli Williams.  Trevor was out at home when the Panthers could not get a suicide squeeze bunt down.  Daniel Williams made up for this error by stroking a single to score Cal Hucks and send Eli to third base.  Eli then scored on a ground out to second by Daniel Barfield.  Daniel Williams scored the last run of the inning when Pat Brunson reached on an error by the Hurricane third baseman.  The Panthers added a lone run in the sixth inning when Clay Dickinson led off with a double.  Trevor bunted Clay to third and Cal Hucks hit his second sacrifice fly of the game to score Clay from third.  The Panthers scored their last run in the top of the seventh when Pat singled, stole second and scored on a single by Cole Plyler.  The Hurricanes tried to comeback in the bottom of the seventh but only managed to score one run.  The Panthers outhit the Hurricanes 10-6.  James Reed smacked two doubles and had one RBI and scored two runs.  Clay Dickinson contributed a single, scored two runs and had one RBI.  Cole Plyler had two singles and Cal Hucks drove in two runs with sacrifice flies.  Carson Floyd was the starting pitcher for Pac going four innings.  He allowed four runs, three of which were earned, on five hits.  He walked two and struck out two.    He was relieved by John Edens who pitched the final three innings.  He allowed one earned run on one hit.  He struck out six Hurricane batters.  Game Notes: The victory improved the Panthers record to an impressive 10 games over .500.  The Panthers had twenty-four productive at bats.