The Panther Baseball team traveled to GAC, Friday, April 6th to round out the season series by playing a doubleheader as the first game started at 3:30.
Davis took the mound for the Panthers in game one.
Offense for both teams was missing early as a combined 3 batters reached base in the first 2 innings.
The Spartans offense found its stride in the bottom of the 3rd with a pair of walks and singles to gain the lead 2-0.
UC answered with 2 runs of their own in the top of the 4th as Banton collected a walk to reach base followed by Harkins with a single. Davis would later drive both Panthers in with a 2 out single.
The Spartans returned with their offense as they would score 4 runs in back to back innings before Davis was relieved by Everett.
Davis pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing 8 earned runs, 4 walks, and striking out 3 batters.
Everett relieved Davis but struggled as he could not collect an out and allowed 2 earned runs and a walk.
Colwell stepped in to finish the inning.
The Panthers trailed 10-2 entering the 5th inning.
UC got on the bases early as a leadoff error put Banton on base. UC followed with a pair of doubles by Daniel and Harkins to score 2 runs.
The Panthers would go on to score 5 runs as J. Colwell, C. Colwell, and Scott all collected RBI singles.
The Panthers trailed 10-7 entering the 6th inning.
UC got 2 quick outs before a 2 out single. GAC’s Brechbuhl hit a 2 run home run to extend the lead 12-7.
The Panthers fall to the Spartans in the first game of the evening 12-7.
Banton was on the mound for the second game of the evening for the Panthers.
The Spartans used a solo home run in the bottom of the first to grab the lead 1-0.
The Panthers offense struggled early as 2 Panthers reached base in the first 3 innings.
A leadoff walk to open the 2nd inning would eventually score as Bride collected the RBI for the Spartans 2-0.
GAC would score 3 more runs in the 3rd as 2 errors and a walk crippled the Panthers, followed by A Spartan triple that drove in 2 runs.
UC trailed 5-0 after 3 innings.
Banton was relieved after 3 innings allowing 5 runs, 1 of which were earned, 1 walk and a strikeout.
Ruff stepped in to relieve Banton.
The Panther offense got rolling in the 5th as C. Colwell collected a 1 leadoff walk. Scott followed with a walk. Dyer drove in a run on a SAC fly to left field. Ruff reached on a walk and would score on the next at bat as the Spartans erred twice.
The Panthers trailed 3-10 after 5 innings
UC would attempt their comeback in the 7th inning as they trailed 3-12.
A leadoff walk by Schafer got things going for the Panthers. The next 2 batters for the Panthers struck out. Followed by Allison who walked. An error by the Spartans drove 2 UC scorers in. Everett singled to drive in Harkins as the Panthers fall to the Spartans 11-6.
UC falls to 7-15 and 1-11 in region 7-AAA. The Panthers next game will be Monday, April 9th at Rabun Gap High School to face off in a non-region matchup.