The Panthers went into the game against Franklin-Simpson with post season positioning on the line. They had a 2-1 district record with both wins against the Todd Central. They would fall despite scratching and clawing for seven innings 10-7, and that also dropped their district record to 2-2.
They would continue on the road taking on Kenwood in Tennessee. They had few hits but all their hits seemed to come with two outs. The game went back and forth and with the game on the line, a crucial mental error gave Kenwood another chance. Kenwood would not spoil that extra life and stole one from the Panthers 6-5.
They would return to their home field Saturday and get back on track. Facing a younger Caverna team they easily put pressure on them throughout the game. By giving the Panthers walks early that got the running game going.
Seth Washington and DJ Quarles ran the bases well throughout the game. Drew Hayes started off pitching before giving way to Layton Bush. Bush would help his own cause with a deep blast over the left field fence. After all the smoke had settled the Panthers snapped a two game slide and won 13-4.
They will host the cross town rivals tonight in the second edition of the ‘Clash of the Cats’ game. With this being a district game the importance is not lost on either team. The Panthers will try and tie the Cougars district record at 3-2.