Panola College opened the lid on the 2017 season this past weekend as they hosted Baton Rouge Community College for a three game series at Jim Reeves Memorial Field in Carthage TX. Panola took the series winning two out of three. Panola now 2-1 on the season will host Vernon College as for a three game series at Jim Reeves Memorial Field on Friday February 3rd and 4th.
Panola College Best Baton Rouge CC In Shootout, 17-8
Pitchers had a tough day during the game between Panola and Baton Rouge, as the two teams put up 25 runs combined in a 17-8 Panola win.
The teams combined for 26 hits, including eight extra base hits.
Nine runs in the opening three innings allowed Panola to easily put away Baton Rouge. A sacrifice fly by Chandler Morris (The Woodlands, TX), an RBI double by Christian Boulware (Dallas, TX), an RBI single by Duke Ellis (Nacogdoches, TX), an RBI single by Andrew Pace (Beaumont, TX), an RBI double by Michael Lawson (Conroe, TX), and a walk by Morris during the second inning fueled Panola's offense early.
Ellis was hot from the plate for Panola. Ellis went 4-5, drove in one and scored four runs.
Cayne Ueckert (Jasper, TX) recorded the win for Panola. He allowed two runs over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out four, walked two and surrendered three hits.
Panola piled on two more runs in the bottom of the third. Pace kicked things off with a single, bringing home Boulware.
Panola scored four more in the seventh on an RBI single by Colby Price (Nederland, TX), a fielder's choice, and a two-run single by George Valdez (Forney, TX).
Panola College survived Baton Rouge's surge and put up three runs of its own in the eighth when Austin De Leon (Frisco, TX) hit a two run single.
Early Lead In Game Two Gives Panola College Victory Over Baton Rouge CC, 13-3
Panola jumped out to an early lead on Baton Rouge and captured a 13-3 victory on Saturday in game one of the two game double header at Jim Reeves Memorial Field (Carthage, TX).
Five runs in the first three innings allowed Panola to put the game away early.
Colby Price (Nederland, TX) racked up three RBIs on one hit when he homered in the fifth inning.
Logan Bailey (Hallsville, TX) put together a nice outing. Baton Rouge managed just one hit off of him, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out five during his four innings of work.
Panola added two more runs in the bottom of the third. A sacrifice fly scored Austin Blakeley (Hallsville, TX) for the inning's first run.
Panola quickly matched Baton Rouge's strong inning with a four-run inning of its own in the eighth. Panola scored on an RBI double by Duke Ellis (Nacogdoches, TX), a hit by pitch, a fielder's choice, and a walk by Logan Bailey.
Game Three's Sixth-Inning Lead Change Vaults Baton Rouge Past Panola College, 8-6
A tight game was decided in the sixth inning as Panola fell to Baton Rouge 8-6 in seven innings on Saturday in game two of the double header at Jim Reeves Memorial Field (Carthage, TX).
Duke Ellis (Nacogdoches, TX) went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for Panola. He singled in the second and sixth innings.
Ryan Ratliff (Emory, TX) took the loss for Panola. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked none, struck out two, and allowed three runs.
Panola jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Panola College Spring 2017's threat began with a single by Austin De Leon (Frisco, TX).
Baton Rouge went up for good in the sixth, scoring three runs on an error and an RBI single.
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