Friday, April 20th the Union County Panther baseball team faced off against the East Hall Vikings in the season finale.
Harkins took the mound for the Panthers.
The Vikings got off to a quick start as L. Cooper led the game off with a single and would later be driven in by T. Rider as the Vikings grab a quick 1-0 lead on the Panthers.
Baggett leads things off for UC as he reached on a 4 pitch walk. Davis followed reaching by way of a single and Colwell reached on a 5 pitch walk. Kelley and Scott both drove in runs as they got walked. A 2 RBI double by Harkins and a SAC fly by Dyer would put the Panthers in the lead.
Harkins pitched 3 innings allowing 3 hits, 1 earned run, and striking out 2 batters.
Daniel relieved Harkins pitching 1 inning allowing only 1 hit.
J. Colwell would relieve Daniel to open the 4th inning. Colwell allowed 1 hit, 1 walk, and 0 runs.
Dyer reached base for the Panthers with 2 outs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Banton followed with a single. J. Colwell hit a double to left field to drive in Dyer before Banton would be thrown out at home. The Panthers extended their lead 6-1.
Rich relieved J. Colwell as he pitched 1 inning allowing 0 baserunners.
The Panthers entered the 6th inning with a 6-1 lead as freshman K. Hemphill entered the game for Rich. Hemphill pitched 1 inning allowing 2 runs, 1 of which was earned, and walked 1 batter.
Senior Banton took the mound for his last time as a Panther to close the game. Banton pitched 1 inning allowing 1 earned run, 3 hits, and 1 walk.
The Panthers beat the Vikings 6-4 and finish 10-16 on the season. The Panthers were led offensively by Harkins, he went 1-1 with 2 RBI’s.
Wednesday, April 18th the Union County Panther baseball team faced off against the East Hall Vikings. This would be the second of three meetings on the season.
Pierson Allison took the mound for the Panthers.
UC played steady defense early as a Viking run would not score until the 4th inning.
The Panther offense sparked in the 3rd inning as Rich reached with a leadoff single. Scott followed reaching base with a 6 pitch walk. Dyer loaded the bases for the Panthers as he reached on an infield single. Banton singled to center driving in Rich for a score. However, Scott was thrown out at the plate for the second out. Daniel doubled to drive in a pair of runs and extend the Panther lead 3-0 after 3 innings.
C. Colwell and Rich led off the 4th inning with a pair of singles. Scott singled to drive a run in and advance Rich to 3rd. Dyer and Banton would also drive in runs to extend the Panther lead 7-0.
The East Hall Offense found stride in the bottom of the 4th as they would score a run in every inning to finish the game.
Allison pitched 6 innings for the Panthers allowing 4 runs, 3 of which were earned, 2 walks, and striking out 3 batters.
Ruff relieved Allison in the 7th with hoped to close the game as he allowed 2 hits and a walk to open the inning. Despite the “rough’ start for Ruff he finished allowing only one run as the Panthers claim the win over the Vikings 7-5.
Banton led the Panthers offensive going 2-4 with 3 RBI’s.
The Panthers improve to 9-19. The final game of the season will be Friday, April 20th as the Panthers host the East Hall Vikings.
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.
Region 7-AAA play got underway this past Friday and by the looks of it, it’s anyone’s to win.
Fannin Rebels(2-2,0-0) had the week off to get prepared for their upcoming region match-up with Banks County(3-2,0-1). Banks is coming off a loss to Franklin County(2-2,1-0) last week, 7-14. Banks was 8-14 passing for 83 yards. 36 carries for 175 yards and 8 catches for 83 yards. Franklin had no data posted.
East Hall(1-4,1-0)travelled to Lumpkin County(2-3,0-1) and made short work of the Indians, winning easily, 48-14. There were no available stats at present.
Dawson County(2-2,1-0) made a trip to defending Region 7-AAA champs, West Hall Spartans(2-3,0-1) and shut them out, 14-0. No available stats recorded
This Week’s Games Friday Oct. 2
Fannin at Banks
Dawson at East Hall
Lumpkin at Franklin
Region 7-AAA Stats as of 9/25/2015
(Some stats are not recorded by various teams)