Panola Ponies baseball tops Paris Dragons
Panola Baseball started the second half conference play against the Paris Dragons. The Ponies took the series and are now 28-9 on the year and 13-5 in region 14 east play. Panola currently sits at the top of the conference in first place.
The series opener was dominated by the Ponies. The game was shortened to 7 innings due to run rule. Sophomore Jarret Whorff got the start on the mound and went a solid 6 innings giving up 3 earned runs and struck out 7. Garret Hermes threw the 7th inning and struck out one of his own. The offense was a group effort. 6 of the 9 starters had at least 1 rbi in the game and 8 of the 9 recorded at least 1 hit. Panola took the opener by a score of 12-4.
The first game of Friday’s double header was a struggle for the Ponies. RHP Tyler Davis went a complete game for Panola giving up 3 runs and striking out 11. The Panola offense struggled to score runs and dropped the second game of the series by a score of 3-0.
The rubber match of the series was back and forth early but the Ponies pulled out of reach from the Dragons. Trey Lindsay got the start and gave the Ponies a quality start giving up 3 earned runs and 5 strikeouts over 6.2 innings of work. Chris Edwards and Hayden Collins combined to finish the final 2.1 innings giving up only 1 hit and striking out 4. Cam Sibley and Ryan Snell lead the offense. Snell had a double and a 2 run homerun while Sibley added an rbi double of his own. Panola won the series finale by a score of 7-3.
The Ponies are back at home this Thursday against NTCC starting at 3pm