The Panthers JV team beat Heathwood Hall on Tuesday night 14-7 in five innings. Jacob Cain pitched three innings to get the win. He gave up three earned runs, five hits and struck out five. Clay Dickinson threw for two thirds of an inning giving up three earned runs. Anderson Blevins finished the game on the mound allowing no earned runs. Panther batters banged out fourteen hits against the Highlander hurlers. Caleb Wilson had three hits while James Reed, Cole Owens, Pat Brunson and Daniel Barfield all had two hits. Reed, Brunson and Clay Dickinson all had doubles. The JV team is now 7-3-1.
The Varsity team prevailed in extra innings after losing a late lead. The Panthers jumped on the Highlanders early scoring two on an RBI double by Joseph Sightler. The added a third run in the 3rd innings on an RBI triple by Sightler. The game remained scoreless until the sixth when the Highlanders scored a single run. The Highlanders added two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to send it into extra innings. In the top of the eighth inning, the Panthers fought back scoring a run on an error by the Highlanders second baseman and then they retired the Highlander batters 1,2,3 in the bottom of the frame to win the game. Joseph Sightler ended the game with three hits and three RBI’s. Alex Blevins added two singles to the Panther cause. Logan Dickinson started the game on the mound for PAC. He kept Heathwood off balance all night, not allowing the first hit until the fifth inning. He ended his night in the seventh inning with runners on first and second. Logan gave up four hits and struck out three and one earned run. Thomas Castles came in to help close the seventh and pitched a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win. The Panthers are now 6-5.