The Varsity team played a double header against the Low Country Wildcats this past Saturday at Bray Park. In the first game, the Panthers prevailed 10-4 with the help of a complete game on the mound by Joseph Sightler. After giving up four runs in the first inning on two hits, two walks and two errors by Panther fielders, Joseph settled down and pitched a shutout over the remaining six innings. For the game, Joseph gave up four hits, struck out five and walked two. The Panthers clawed their way back into the game by plating three runs themselves in the bottom of the first. Over the balance of the game the Panthers slowly pulled away. Panther batters were led by Danny Morales who had two singles, one triple and knocked in three RBI’s. Alex Blevins had a single and a double. Joseph helped himself at the plate by knocking two singles and had two RBI’s. Josh Hanna had three RBI’s. Jacob Brunson had a double. The Panther varsity team is now 8-9 on the season.
In the second game of the double header, the Panthers coasted to a 17-6 victory. Again, the Panthers fell behind in the first inning allowing three Wildcat runs. Again, the Panthers responded in the bottom of the first inning tying the game with three runs. The Panthers went on to score in every inning, exploding in the third for six runs and adding another five runs in the fourth inning. Panther hitters pounded out fourteen hits. Alex Blevins led the way with three singles. Logan Dickinson, Josh Hanna, Danny Morales and Joseph Sightler all had two hits. Danny’s hits included a double and Josh’s included a triple. Sean West hit a soaring double to left center field and James Reed added a triple. Josh, Danny and Jonathan Liva all had three RBI’s. Alex Blevins and James Reed both had two. Three Panther hurlers toed the rubber against the Wildcats. Jonathan Liva started the game going two innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits. Josh Hanna pitched two innings as well giving up no earned runs and no hits. Alex Blevins pitched the final inning giving up no earned runs and no hits. The Panthers have clawed their way back to an even record at 9-9.