The Panthers faced off against the Murphy Bulldogs in an away non-region game Monday, March 5th. Del Ruff started the game for the Panthers.
Ruff got off to a rocky start as he allowed 2 ER in the first inning. Ruff allowed 2 walks and 3 hits in the first inning.
UC got off to a slow offensive start as 4 of the first 6 batters struck out.
Ruff allowed the first home run of the season as Peterson hit a 2 run shot to left field.
Bagget and Banton drive in runs for the Panthers as they trailed 5-2.
Allison replaced Ruff in the 3rd. Ruff pitched 2 innings; allowing 5 earned runs, 2 hits and 1 walk.
The Bulldogs extend their lead 6-2 scoring on a wild pitch in the 3rd.
The Panthers trailed 6-2 after 3 innings of play.
Allison pitched 1 innings allowing 1 rum and walking 2 batters.
Colwell came in relief for Allison in the 4th. Colwell pitched 2 innings allowing 1 ER before Daniel replaced him in the 7th. Daniel finished the game for the Panthers as UC goes on to lose 7-2. The Panthers fall to 5-2. The next game will be at Cool Ray Field against the West Hall Spartans.
The Panthers hosted Rabun County Feb 26, in a non-region matchup. Jackson Colwell took the mound for the Panthers.
Colwell got off to a rocky start, Colwell 4 Batters and allowed 4 runs, 3 of which were earned in the first inning. The Panthers followed the rough first inning defensively with 5 runs of their own in the bottom of the first.
The Panthers used a huge second inning by RJ Banton as he drove in 3 runs on a triple to extend the lead 12-4.
Junior Ean Harkins entered to pitch in relief for the Panthers in Inning 3. Harkin’s is one of the two left handed Panther pitchers.
Harkins Pitched exceptionally well in relief allowing 1 runs and pitching for 4 inning. Harkins struck out 2 batters and allowed only 1 hit, however Harkins did allow 5 BB’s 2 runs reached one due to an error by 3rd basemen Daniel.
The Panthers would go on to run rule the Wildcats 16-6. The Panthers were led by Banton who went 2-3 with a triple, a single, and a walk. Candler Collwell followed up a solid performance in the following game with going 0-1 but had 5 walks and 2 RBI’s.
The Panthers next game will be Tues. Feb 27th @ Gilmer County. The first pitch is expected to be at 4.