The North Hopkins Panthers had eight hits and pitcher Wyatt Wharton tossed a one-hit shutout as the Panthers defeated Cumby, 15-0 Saturday, April 20, at North Hopkins. The Panthers scored three runs in the first, five more in the second, six more in the third and a lone run in the fourth.
Cumby committed six errors. The Panthers had no errors. Wharton got the pitching win, allowing no runs and one hit over four innings while striking out seven.
Cumby’s Braden Porter broke up the no-hitter with a first inning single. Zain Strickland took the pitching loss for the Trojans.
Brycen Gillespie got North Hopkins going with a first inning RBI on a ground out. Gillespie was 1 for 2 with two runs scored and three RBIs. He also stole a base.
In the Panthers’ six run third, they got singles from Caleb Wyatt and Geoffrey Stewart, walks from Gillespie and Branson Thomas and a ground out RBI from Kevin Clement.
Wyatt was 1 for 2 with three runs scored and an RBI. Wyatt also stole two bases. Stewart was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Thomas was 1 for 2 with two runs scored and an RBI. Thomas also stole a base. Clement was 1 for 3 with two RBI’s. Jessie Rivera was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Victor Rojo had an RBI and a stolen base. The Panthers swiped a total of ten bases. Colby Cameron stole three bases to lead the Panthers.