Panola College Ponies take series against Roadrunners
Panola had a 3 game set before Easter Weekend against Angelina with hopes of a conference title still in play. Panola dropped the first game and needed to respond on Friday at Angelina. The Ponies rallied to take the final two games of the series and currently sit in second place behind Navarro who the Ponies play this week.
Angelina jumped out to a 4-0 in the 4th inning and never looked back. Jarret Whorff (Winnsboro, TX) went 6 innings and only gave up 4 runs. Austin Bost (Groves, TX) led the way offensively with 2 hits but it was not enough for the home team. Ponies dropped game 1 by a score of 10-4.
The middle game of the series was all Ponies from the start. The Ponies jumped out to a quick 3-0 and that was all starting pitcher Tyler Davis (Houston, TX) would need. Davis went a complete game giving up 2 runs on 6 hits and struck out 3. He was dominate. The Pony offense gave Roadrunner pitching no room to breather smacking 9 hits to a tune of 6 runs. Trent Touchet (Shreveport, LA) led the way with 3 hits and 2 RBI’s. Ponies win game 2 by a score of 6-2.
The rubber match of the series was a good one. Back and forth all game trading runs. Trey Lindsay (Beckville, TX) got the start on the mound and gave the Ponies a solid 4 innings. Kade Clemens (Gilmer, TX) and Touchet both blasted homeruns in the game. Together they have combined for 20 HR. The game was tied in the 7th inning when Panola added 1 run to take the lead and then another insurance run in the top of the 9th inning. With 1 out and bases loaded in the 9 inning, Hayden Collins (Cypress, TX) got a strike out and a groundout to finish the game and the Ponies win by a score of 7-5.
Ponies are back at it Monday night with a matchup against LeTourneau in Longview at 6pm. This week’s conference series has conference champion implications against Navarro.
Game 1- Thursday @ Navarro 3pm
Game 2&3- Home 1pm & 3:30pm