Panthers – 13 Low Country Wildcats – 1
In the first game of a double header in Charleston, the Panthers jumped out to an early lead plating two runs in the first inning. They scored two more in the third and one in the fourth. They blew the game open in the top of the fifth when seven runs on five hits roared across the plate. Two of these hits were triples (Cal Hucks and Dan Beam) and both knocked in two runs.
For the game, the Panthers had nine hits. They were led at the plate by James Reed who had three hits and three RBI’s. Cal Hucks contributed two hits; a triple and a single and knocked in three runs. Austin “Stump” Coates had a two RBI single and Dan Beam contributed a two RBI triple. The Panthers had eleven productive at bats.
Dan Beam (1-0) pitched five innings for the Panthers leading them to victory. He allowed one earned run on two hits. He struck out five and walked two.
The Panthers improved their record to 3-3.
Panthers – 10 Low Country Wildcats – 4
The Panthers swept their double header in Charleston against the Wildcats, prevailing 10-4. Avery Blevins led off the game with a single and stole second base. He went to third on a single by McKinley Proctor and scored on a single by John Edens. McKinley and John both scored on an error by the Wildcat right fielder. The Wildcats scored one in their half of the frame.
The Wildcats tied the game in the bottom of the third when they clawed for two runs. Both runs scored on a double by Will Devito.
The Panthers answered in the top of the fourth when they scored three runs. With one out, Cal Hucks drew a walk. Avery tripled to right center field scoring Cal. After the second out of the inning, John Edens singled to plate Avery and later scored on a wild pitch. The Wildcats scored on in the bottom of the fourth to make the score 6-4 in the Panthers favor.
The Panthers scored their last four runs in the top of the fifth. James Reed led off with a walk. He stole second and scored on a single by Austin “Stump” Coates. Stump later scored the second run of the inning. Cal Hucks reached via a fielder’s choice and scored on Avery’s third hit of the game (a single). Avery scored when Will Lawyer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Danny Waller (1-0) pitched four innings to pick up the victory. Danny allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits. He struck out four and walked two. He was relieved by Will Lawyer who pitched the final three innings. Will allowed two hits but no runs. He struck out four.
The Panthers had twenty productive at bats. They were led by Avery Blevins who had two singles and a triple. He scored three runs and had two RBI’s. McKinley and John both had two singles. John and Cal both scored two runs.
The victory raised the Panthers record to 4-3. They play next on Saturday, March 18th, against the Upstate Eagles.