The Panther summer team faced the Bryan County Redskins in a double-header Tuesday afternoon. Game one ended in a tie at 1, but the Panthers came out slugging in game two and took a 20-0 lead in three innings before the game was called by the coaching staff and referees, giving the Panthers the victory.
The runs started coming in the second inning when Trey Sikes and Chris Rafferty were brought home by a triple from Patrick McDonald. Sam Wilson was tagged out on his run to first, giving the Panthers’ their first out in the inning. The Redskins pitcher tossed a high pitch and McDonald took home to go up 3-0.
Cameron Harris walked and Brandon Whitmore got on base. Eddie Chipple smacked one out to center field, bringing in Harris and advancing Whitmore to third. Joe Watkins hit a double, bringing in Whitmore and Chipple for a 6-0 lead.
Matt Desbiens got a hit. Desbiens and Watkins stole second and third. Sikes came up to bat again and smacked the ball, bringing in Watkins. Rafferty got the second out in the inning but his hit brought in Desbiens, making it 8-0. McDonald slugged another runner in to go up 9-0.
Wilson got a base hit and McDonald came in by a hit from Harris. Whitmore slugged one into the mitt of the second baseman, but the Panthers closed the 2nd inning at 10-0.
Chipple kept the Redskins’ bat in check and scored a quick three and down in the top of the third. The Redskins went through four pitchers but could not stop the Panthers, who went through their batting rotation three times and scored 10 more runs before the game was called.