Panthers (MS) 8 Ben Lippen 2
The Panther cubs avenged a loss from last week as they grounded the Falcons 8-2. Will Lawyer was the starting pitcher for PAC going five and one third innings. He consistently threw strikes which kept the defense focused behind him and made the Falcons earn everything they got. He only allowed one unearned run on three hits while striking out one and walking three. Nick Beach made his Panther debut on the mound by pitching the final one and two thirds innings. He allowed one earned run on two hits. He struck out three and walked two. This was a much better pitching performance compared to the last time these two teams met. In that game, the Panthers walked thirteen batters. The Panthers jumped out to a lead in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, Caleb Green tripled and scored when Matthew Derrick hit a triple as well. Matthew scored when the relay from the outfield was bobbled. The inning’s final run was scored when William Lawyer was hit by a pitch and later scored on a double by Jacob Robinson. The Panthers added two more in the second inning. Jackson Gleaton hit a single and was advanced to second on a walk to Samuel Leslie. Jackson was advanced to third and Samuel to second on a balk by the Falcon pitcher. A second balk scored Jackson and sent Samuel to third. Avery Blevins hit a fly ball to left field which was misplayed for an error allowing Samuel to score. The Panthers scored their final three runs in the fourth inning. Avery led things off with an infield hit. Caleb Green reached base on an error by the Falcon center fielder. Avery scored on a single by William Lawyer. Caleb and William both scored on the same play when the Falcon fielders threw the ball away twice. The Falcons scored two runs late in the game but it was too little, too late to change the result of this game. The Panthers had six hits during the game with no one having more than one. Several players had RBI’s; among them Avery, Matthew, William and Jacob Robinson. The middle school team is now 3-3 on the season.