Friday, March 16th, The Union County Panthers Baseball team played at Lumpkin County HighSchool. The Panthers had lost in the two previous meetings this season as they entered the game 5-4 and 0-2 in region 7-AAA play.
Banton took the mound for the Panthers in his 5th appearance of the season.
The Panthers got off to a good defensive start getting two quick outs before an error by 1st baseman P. Allison. 2 Indians runners would score this inning as Banton walked 3.
The Indians would get off to an early lead as they led by 4 after 2 innings.
The Panthers would get on the board in the 3rd as J. Colwell scores off a Dyer RBI single; followed by a Banton RBI single that drove in Baggett.
UC would get on the board again in the 4th as Kelley scores on a Davis groundout.
J. Everett relived Banton after 3 innings as he allowed 5 runs, 3 of which were earned. Banton allowed 5 hits and 4 walks.
The Panthers would get it going during the 5th inning as 3 runs.
UC started the inning out with 3 of the first 4 batters being walked.
The Panthers led 6-4 after 5 innings of play.
The Indians would tie the game during the 6th as an error by Everett let them get momentum.
The Indians would win on a walk-off single in the 7th to sweep the Panthers in the 3 game sweep of the season. As UC Panthers fall to 7-6.
The Panthers fall to 5-5 and 0-3 in region play. The Panthers next game will be Monday, March 19th at Dawson County HighSchool in a region 7-AAA matchup.