Benedictine’s baseball team slowly slugged their way to a 6-3 victory Wednesday night on Panther Field. Just last week the Panthers had done the same to them on the Cadets’ turf, winning 7-3.
Panther coach David Samuel said a lack of hits continues to plague his team.
"Tonight we had a total of 3 hits over 7 innings," he said. "We need to do better than that in order to win."
But as hitting is a source of trouble, Samuel said the Panthers’ pitching crew is still on.
Freshman Dylan Connelly started for the Panthers and pitched 4 innings, allowing 5 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, allowed 3 bases on balls and got 5 strikeouts.
"Dylan battled through some tough innings," Samuel said. "Chris Arnold and Justin Eaton did a good job of working the final 3 innings of the game."
Facing a Region 3-AAA record of 0-2, the coach said they plan to focus attention on tonight’s away game at 6 p.m. at West Laurens.
"Tomorrow we’ll refine some things with our swings and go into Friday’s game with confidence to get our first region win," the coach said Wednesday.
The Panthers are 3-3 overall.
• Justin Eaton 1-3 with an RBI
• Chris Arnold 1-1 with a double • Brandon Whitmore had a single.