Panorama Pummels Charger Baseball, 19-5
Ninth ranked Panorama's initial at bat pretty much determined the outcome of the WCAC baseball contest with the ACGC Chargers, as the Panthers scored eight first inning runs en route to a 19-5 WCAC win. They added eight more in their last at bat for "bookend eights" on the night.
Fourteen Panthers came to the plate in the first inning, with the first seven batters all scoring. Five hits and five walks issued by Charger pitching made for a long inning for Charger fans and players alike. Evan Taylor, Drew Taylor, and Jack Weinkoetz all singled and Preston Walker and Evan Neuharth bunted their way aboard for Panorama in the first big inning.
ACGC picked up a run in its second at bat when Eli Kading walked, moved to second on Reid Rumelhart's single and scored on Lucas Marsh's infield hit. The Chargers added two runs in the fifth inning, with Charlie Crawford and Brock Littler both crossing home plate. Miles Kading and Newell Rogers were both credited with RBI's in the inning.
After picking up a pair of runs in the third inning and a single run in the sixth, the Panthers put together its second eight run inning in its final at bat. This time the visitors sent thirteen batters to the plate. Although the Panthers had only four hits in the inning, they were aided by four walks, two Charger errors, and a hit batsman. Dominic Walkers triple that drove in two runs was the the big hit for the inning along with Weinkoetz' RBI double.
Preston Walker and Weinkoetz each had three hits to lead the Panther hitting, while Dominic Walker, Brice Taylor, Austin Block and Dane Kemble each had two. They totaled sixteen hits. Brock Littler and Lucas Marsh each had two hits for ACGC which had a total of eleven hits.
Both teams used three pitchers, with Preston Walker and Brice Taylor each throwing three innings and Domonic Walker one for the Panthers. The trio gave up eleven hits to the Chargers, while walking three and striking out twelve.
Clayton Wardyn went four and a third innings for ACGC, with Marsh throwing two innings, and Tegan Slaybaugh pitching the final two outs for the Chargers. The threesome surrendered sixteen hits, thirteen walks, and stuck out six Panthers.
ACGC coach Taylor Morris offered these remarks about his team's performance. "We were doomed by the first inning. We continue to allow an inning to snowball on us. We have to limit the outs we allow the opposition, and we need to put more focus on the team rather than individual awards. Panorama put pressure on us which caused us to fold and not play to our capability in the first and seventh innings."
The win or the Panthers improves their season record to 4-3, while the Chargers dropped to 2-7.
Score by inning:
Panorama 802 001 8--19 16 2
ACGC 010 020 2-- 5 11 4
Charger hitting: (AB-H-R-RBI) Crawford(3-1-1-0) Littler(4-2-2-0) M.Kading(4-1-1-1) Rogers(2-0-1-1) Jensen(4-0-1-1) E.Kading(3-1-1-1) Rumelhart(4-0-1-0) Marsh(4-0-2-1) Wardyn(3-0-1-0)
Charger pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-SO-BB) Wardyn(4.33-11-10-3-7-4) Marsh(2.00-1-5-3-5-2) Slaybaugh(0.67-4-4-1-1-0)
Panorama hitting: E.Taylor(3-3-1-1) Do.Walker(5-2-2-3) D.Taylor(3-2-0-1)B.Taylor(4-2-2-2) P.Walker(5-2-3-2) Weinkoetz(4-3-3-3) Neuharth(5-1-1-0) Block 6-1-2-2) Kemble(5-2-2-0) Bremer(0-0-0-0) Pauley(0-1-0-0)
Panorama pitching: P.Walker(3.00-5-1-1-1-5) B.Taylor(3.00-4-2-2-1-5) D.Walker(1.00-2-2-1-1-2)