Panthers hosted the Vikings in the first of a three-game series on Senior Night


Tuesday, April 17th the Union County Panther Baseball team hosted the East Hall Vikings in the first of a three-game series. This game would also be Senior Night.

Davis took the mound for the Panthers.

The Vikings got on the board early as they scored 1 run in the first inning.

The Panther offense got going in the bottom of the second as Ruff reached with a leadoff single. Baggett followed with a single and Davis reached with a walk to load the bases. Kelley reaches with a hit by pitch to walk home a run. Scott bunted Baggett home. Harkins reached on a double to drive in 2 runs.

The Panthers led 3-1 after 2 innings.

Davis was relieved by Colwell after struggling opening the 3rd inning. Davis allowed a total of 6 earned runs, allowing 4 walks, and struck out 2 batters.

Colwell entered with runners on first and second with no outs. Colwell would allow 2 runs, although only 1 of which was earned.

The Panthers trailed 8-6 after 4 innings.

Colwell pitched 2 innings and struck out 3 batters.

Freshman Swartz relieved Colwell pitching 2 innings and allowing 1 hit. Swartz struck out 2 batters.

Daniel stepped in to keep the Vikings off the board as UC would try to attempt a comeback.

Daniel pitched 1 inning allowing 0 baserunners and striking out 2 batters.

Banton led things off in the comeback attempt as he reached on a single. Rich followed with a double to drive in Banton as they trailed 7-6. Baggett reached on a single. Davis bunted to advance Baggett to put both runners in scoring position. However, the Vikings would come out victorious as they struck out the next 2 Panther batters.

Offensively Harkins led the Panthers with 2 hits and 4 RBI’s.

The Panthers fall to 8-18 and 1-15 in region 7-AAA. The Panthers next game will Wednesday, April 18th as they will travel to East Hall in the second game of the series.


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