Panthers (JV) 9 Cardinal Newman 0
The junior Panther squad cruised to an easy victory against the Cardinals from Cardinal Newman yesterday at the famed Polo Grounds in Blythewood, South Carolina. The Panthers led by their newly minted leadoff hitter, Cole Owens, jumped on the Cardinals early and never looked back. The Panthers scored two in the 1st, one in the 3rd, two in the 5th, three in the 6th and one final run in the 7th. JC Ellis shut out the Cardinals over six innings scattering five hits. He struck out six and walked one. The larger news here is that JC Ellis extended his streak of scoreless innings to fourteen. He is on quite a roll Carson Floyd pitched an impressive 7th inning striking out the side. At the plate, the Panthers were led by JC Ellis who had three hits and by Cole Owens, Anderson Blevins and Patrick Brunson who all had two hits. Cole’s hits included a triple and Anderson’s and JC’s hits included a double. Danny Waller and Anderson Blevins both had two RBI’s. The JV squad is now 10-6-1. They play Heathwood on Thursday night at Bray Park weather permitting.
Panthers 1 Cardinal Newman 11
In a game that was bound to happen, the Panther varsity squad finally came out completely flat and fell to a Cardinal team which had been struggling of late. The Panthers sole offensive highlight came in the 1st inning when Caleb Wilson reached on an error and eventually scored on a single by Sean West. At this point, the Panthers were completely declawed by the Cardinals. The Panthers had only two other hits on the night; one by Caleb Wilson and one by Matthew Lord. The Cardinals slapped seven hits off of four Panther pitchers. The Panther pitchers allowed twelve Cardinal runners to reach base via walks or being hit by a pitch. Needless to say, the Panther squad is glad to face a new day now that the nightmare of last night’s game is over. The Panthers are now 9-5 on the year.