The Panthers traveled to Gilmer County to face off against the Bobcats in a non-region matchup. The Panthers entered with a 3-1 record, UC won the previous matchup.
Cole Davis took the mound for the Panthers for the second time this season. Davis pithed one of the most impressive games by a Panther this season. Davis pitched 4 inning allowing only 1 run, tallying 4 strikeouts and only allowing 6 total base runners.
The Bobcats got on the board first scoring their only run in the bottom of the 3rd as Davis walked the first batter. The runner would score off of a RBI double.
The Panthers had the best defensive performance of the season as there were no errors.
The Panthers would score runs in the 4th and 5th innings on RBI doubles. Baggett drove Banton in early in the 4th and was followed by Schafer batting Kelley in the 5th.
Junior Coleson Daniel took over in relief in the 5th. Daniel followed Davis’ impressive performance with one of his own. Daniel pitched 3 innings allowing only 2 hits and striking 2 batters out.
The panthers scored their final run in the 7th inning as Kelley collected an RBI on a single.
The Panthers improve to 4-1 as they beat the Bobcats 3-1. UC was led by Baggett 2-4 1R, 1RBI, 1SB, and Banton 0-1 2BB’s 1SB. The Panthers next game will be in White County to face the Warriors. Come support your Panthers March 2nd playing a non-region doubleheader. The first pitch is expected to go down at 4:00 PM.