The Panthers varsity baseball team journeyed to Taylors, South Carolina on a very cold Tuesday night to play the Upstate Eagles. The Panthers jumped out to a commanding lead by scoring four in the first inning. Two straight Eagle errors to open the game put the two Panther batters on base. One scored when Alex Blevins hit a RBI double to right center field. After a strikeout, single runs scored on three consecutive Panther at bats. Clay knocked in the second run of the inning by clubbing a base hit to left center field. Jake Brunson then hit an infield single scoring Alex from third. James Reed knocked in the last run for the Panthers when he hit into a fielder’s choice. The Panthers plated two more runs in the second inning when Anderson Blevins singled with one out. He scored on a single by Caleb Wilson. Caleb then scored on a hit by Sean West. The Panthers added three more in the third inning. James Reed who reached base when he was hit by a pitch scored on a double by Trevor Dacus. Trevor scored on a double by Anderson Blevins and Anderson later scored on a passed ball. The Panthers plated one more in the fourth when James Reed scored on another double by Trevor Dacus and one more in the fifth when JC Ellis doubled and later scored on a single by Clay Dickinson. The Panthers pounded out fourteen hits in scoring their eleven runs. They were led by Clay Dickinson who went 4-4 and drove in two runs. Trevor Dacus had two doubles and two RBI’s. Anderson Blevins also had two hits, slapping out a single and a double. He also drove in one run and scored three. Daniel Reed got the win on the mound. He pitched three solid innings giving up two hits, while striking out two and allowing no walks or runs. The faced the minimum number of batters over those three innings. JC Ellis pitched the final two frames, preserving the shutout. He struck out five Eagle hitters while allowing one hit. The Panthers are now 2-0 on the season.
Mar 06 2014
Mar 06 2014
The Panthers lost to Northside Academy in the inaugural middle school game for the Panthers. The Panthers fell behind early allowing the Knights to score seven runs in the second inning. The Knights slammed seven hits including one double and an inside the park home run. The Knights added a single runs in the third and fourth innings before the Panthers dented the scoreboard for the first time in the fourth inning. With two outs, William Lawyer doubled. Consecutive singles by Jacob Robinson and Cal Hucks pushed the first run across. The second scored on an error by the Knights third baseman on a drive by Avery Blevins. David Hucks knocked in the final two runs of the inning with a single to center field. The Knights recovered some of their lead by plating two runs in the top of the fifth taking advantage of a Panther error and two hits. The Panthers pushed another run across in the bottom of the frame when Matthew Derrick led off with a double and later scored on a balk. The Knights and the Panthers traded single runs in the sixth; Noah Squires scoring for the Panthers after leading off with a single and scoring on a single by Danny Waller. The Knights added one more run in the top of the seventh. The Panthers tried to complete their rally but fell short when they only plated one run in the last inning. Tyler Thomason led off with a single and later scored on an error by the Knight’s second baseman. For the game, Panther batters slammed out thirteen hits. Jacob Robinson led the way with three singles, reaching base all four times he was up to bat. David Hucks, William Lawyer and Tyler Thomason all contributed two singles with David driving in three runs. Danny Waller was the starting hurler for the Panthers. He lasted three innings, giving up eight runs, seven of which were earned. He allowed one hits, walked one and struck out three. He was replaced by William Lawyer on the mound who went the final four innings. He allowed five runs, two earned, five hits and three walks. He struck out one. Avery Blevins played stellar defense at second recording four putouts and two assists. The Panther middle school team is now 0-1.
Mar 06 2014
In a thrilling beginning to the varsity 2014 season, the Panthers clawed their way to victory in a thrilling, come from behind, extra inning game against the Anderson Cavaliers. As this was an early season game, both squads had agreed to limit the game to five innings but that didn’t stop the game from being exciting. The two squads played scoreless baseball until the third inning when the Cavaliers pushed across their first run. The leadoff batter that inning reached first via a base on balls. He was bunted to second and advanced to third on a single to center. With one out, a Cavalier grounded into a fielder’s choice scoring the runner from third. The Panthers retired the Cavaliers in the third without any further damage but the Cavaliers plated two more in the fourth inning. The leadoff hitter reached safely after an error by the Panther shortstop. The next batter hit a triple scoring one run. After retiring one Cavalier batter on a liner to second base, the next batter hit a sacrifice fly to center field scoring the runner from third. So the Panthers entered the last inning, trailing by three runs and had only obtained two hits up unto that point. In the top of the fifth, the first Panther batter struck out. Caleb Wilson advanced to first on an error by the Cavalier shortstop. After a pop up to the infield, Alex Blevins came to bat with two outs and a runner on third. He promptly laced an RBI triple to left field scoring Caleb from first base with Alex sliding into third just ahead of the throw. This brought Sean West, the Panthers Senior catcher to the plate. He followed up Alex’s line drive with one of his own. He hit a deep drive to left field that kept going until it slammed into the oak trees ringing the ball park. He touched home amid a raucous celebration and the momentum had clearly turned to the Panthers side. In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Cavaliers managed to get one runner on but never seriously threatened to score and the game went into extra innings. In the top of the sixth inning, Clay Dickinson reached first after an error by the Cavalier first baseman. It seemed with this and the way the game was tied in the last inning, the Cavaliers felt the momentum continuing to build for the Panthers and began to press a bit. The pitcher threw a wild pitch advancing Clay to second. James Reed followed with a routine grounder to third but the ball was bobbled allowing James too narrowly beat out the throw. On the throw to first, Clay advanced to third. The Cavaliers allowed James to steal second without a throw and then the Cavalier pitcher threw another wild pitch, scoring Clay from third and advancing James to third. Jacob Cain walked and took second on an uncontested steal putting runners on second and third. The Cavalier pitcher then balked James in from third; advancing Jacob to third. The next Panther hitter, Pat Brunson, was hit by a pitch putting him at first. Caleb Wilson hit an infield single re-loading the base for the Panthers but the Cavaliers managed to escape any further damage by inducing a ground out and a strikeout. In the bottom of the frame, one Cavalier reached base but was ultimately stranded there ending the game. The Panthers ended the game with five hits with Alex and Sean clubbing the big blows. Trevor Dacus started the game on the mound for the Panthers and earned the victory. He pitched four innings, facing seventeen batters. Trevor gave up four hits, walked two, struck out two and gave up three runs; only one of which was earned. Alex Blevins relieved Trevor, pitching the fifth and sixth innings for the Panthers. He did not allow a hit or a run; walked one and struck out two. The Panthers are now 1-0 on the season.
Mar 06 2014
Panthers 12 (JV) Cardinal Newman 6
Playing in the second annual PAC JV baseball tournament, the Panthers opened against Cardinal Newman. Starting pitcher Cal Hucks set the visiting Cardinal Newman squad down in order in the first and in the bottom of the frame, the Panthers struck for seven runs. The Panthers slapped out six hits and took advantage of two walks and one hit batter. The big blow of the inning happened when Cal Hucks came to bat with the bases loaded and hit a bases clearing triple. Others with RBI’s in the inning were William Lawyer, Noah Squires, JJ Edens and Danny Waller. Cal pitched a scoreless second inning and the Panthers really put the game away in the second when they plated four more runs. Carson Floyd and Parker Pocock both slammed RBI doubles in this inning. With the big lead, Cal Hucks was removed as pitcher in the third. Eli Williams came into the game but struggled with his control and he was replaced by Danny Waller who finished the game. For the game, Cal Hucks pitched two innings, allowing no hits or runs. He walked and struck out one. Eli Williams pitched a third of an inning; allowing three runs only one of which was earned. He allowed no hits but walked two and hit one Cardinal batter. Danny Waller pitched the final one and two thirds innings. He allowed three runs, only one of which was earned. He allowed three hits and walked one batter. Panther hitters were led by JJ Eden’ two hits and RBIs; Cal Huck’s two hits and three RBI’s; and William Lawyer’s two hits and two RBI’s. The Junior Varsity squad is now 1-0 on the year.
Panthers 2 (JV) Ben Lippen 3
The Panther junior varsity squad lost its second game in the PAC baseball tournament to Ben Lippen by a score of 3-2. The Falcons prevailed only when JJ Edens was thrown out at the plate on a bang, bang play as JJ tried to score from third on a passed ball. The Falcons got the lead in the bottom of the first pushing one run across home plate. Their leadoff hitter had gotten aboard with an infield single; stole second, and came around to score on a single by their shortstop (Satcher). The Falcons plated two more runs in the second taking advantage of three walks, an error and one single. The Panthers went quietly until the third inning when they clawed their way to two runs. Carson Floyd led off the inning with a double and scored on a follow up double by Parker Pocock. Parker later scored on an RBI single by Danny Waller. Neither team managed to score for the remainder of the game although the Panthers tried in the top of the last inning. JJ Edens doubled to open the frame and advanced to third on a groundout by Danny Waller. As mentioned before, he then attempted to score on a passed ball but was called out on a very close play, ending the game. Carson Floyd was the only Panther with multiple hits, slamming out two hits during the five inning game. JJ Edens started the game on the mound for the Panthers and pitched two innings. He allowed three hits and walked six. He struck out one. The Falcons plated all three runs against Edens; with two of the runs being earned. Carson Floyd pitched the final two innings allowing no runs and only one hit. He struck out one and walked none. The Junior Varsity squad is now 1-1 on the year and will play for third place on Saturday against Cardinal Newman.
Panthers 7 (JV) Cardinal Newman 6
In a rematch of the opening game of the tournament, the Panthers once again prevailed against the Cardinals but in a much closer game. The Cardinals exploded for all six of their runs in the first inning against Panther starter Daniel Williams. Daniel struggled with his control walking four Cardinal hitters and allowing two hits before being replaced on the mound. All six runs were earned. Cal Hucks then came to the mound to try and settle the Panthers down. He accomplished this by holding the Cardinals scoreless the rest of the way. He scattered three hits and four walks, striking out six. The Panthers begin their long road back by scoring four in the bottom of the first. JJ Edens reached first after an error by the Cardinal shortstop. Danny Waller followed with a single to center field sending JJ to third. After Danny stole second, Cal slapped a single to right center scoring both runners. Cal followed them home on a single by William Lawyer. William later scored on an RBI groundout by Carson Floyd. The Panthers added one more run in the second inning when Danny Waller scored on another single by Cal Hucks. The Panthers finally completed their comeback when they scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. After a Matthew Derrick strikeout, Daniel Williams and JJ were walked and Danny Waller was hit by a pitch. Daniel Williams scored on an error by the Cardinal first baseman and JJ scored on a passed ball. Cal Hucks walked the first hitter in the last inning, but then retired three straight hitters to earn the win. Danny Waller and Cal Hucks led Panther batters with two hits apiece. Cal had three RBI’s for the game. The Panthers finished third for the second consecutive time in this tournament. Cal Hucks and Carson Floyd were named to the all-tournament team. Cal went won both games on the mound; hit .500 for the tournament with one triple and led the Panthers with six RBI’s. He also scored three runs. Carson Floyd pitched two scoreless innings and hit .600 for the tournament. He finished with two doubles and two RBI’s; scoring three runs.
Mar 03 2014
On February 27, the Lady Panthers took on the Spring Ridge Monetta Trojans. Although the Lady Panthers lost 2-12, they played a great first game! Leah Kindrick pitched the entire game and did a fantastic job! The team’s first run batted in was on a double hit by Miranda Liva. We held the Trojans 0-0 until the 3th inning. The Trojans gained a lead on some errors. The Lady Panthers continued to fight until the end of the game. Great effort, ladies!!
Today, March 3, the Lady Panthers fought hard and earned a win against the Heathwood Hall Highlanders. Lauren Fryer pitched a complete game, Mackenzie Case hit an inside the park grand slam. The temperature dropped about 25 degrees in a matter of minutes and the game was called after 3 innings due to weather. The Lady Panther’s won 12-4. Congrats Lady Panthers on PAC’s first softball victory!
Feb 28 2014
PAC Lady Panthers vs. Heathwood Hall Highlanders
Date: Monday, March 3 2014
Show Time: 3:00pm
Game Time: 4:00pm
School Address: 3000 S. Beltline Blvd., Columbia, SC 29201
Take me out to the softball game! Come support the Lady Panthers!
Feb 27 2014
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2014
Game Time: 4:00pm
School Address: Ridge Spring-Monetta High School, 10 J P Kneece Dr, Monetta, SC 29105
Come out and support your softball team’s first game! Game updates to follow!
Feb 18 2014
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Feb 05 2014
Feb. 12th 4:15 Gilbert Highschool at Lex CC
Feb. 17th 8am SCJGA Valentines Day Open Easley SC
Feb. 26th 4:15pm Airport Highschool at Linrick
Mar. 10th & 11th 8am 1st annual “Battle of the Dam” High School Initiational. Timberlake and Golden Hills CC.
Mar. 13th 4pm Heathwoodhall High School jv at Oak Hills
Mar. 18th 4pm Ridgeview Highschool @ Windermere with Springvalley
Mar. 25th 4pm Keenan Highschool @ Linrick
Mar. 27th 4pm Irmo Highschool @ Rawls Creek
Apr. 1st 4pm Richland North East Highschool @ Ft. Jackson with Keenan
Apr. 9th 4pm Irmo highschool @ Rawls Creek
Apr. 15th 4pm Heathwoodhall highschool @ Linrick
Apr. 22nd 4pm Keenan Highschool @ Linrick
Apr. 29th Newberry Highschool @ Newberry Country Club with B/Leesville
Director of golf Lee Winters
Coach David Gray
Will Eckstein, Luke Ozmit, Jacob Stevenson, Junah Winters, Taylor Diveley, Asher Bowen, Logan Reese, Jonathan Ward, Tyler Reese, and Noah Diveley.