The North Hopkins’ baseball team proved to be too much for the Cumby as the Panthers outscored the Trojans, 14-4 in Cumby Friday.
The Panthers scored two runs in the first inning, four runs in the second, one more in the third and four more runs in the fourth inning to take an 11-0 lead. Cumby battled back with four runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 11-4. North Hopkins came back with three runs in the top of the fifth to take a 14-4 lead. The Panthers outhit the Trojans seven to five. Cumby was plagued by five errors.
Panther senior Chase Williams got the pitching win working the first four innings allowing five hits, four runs none of which were earned while striking out eight and walking five. Wyatt Wharton pitched the scoreless and hitless fifth for the Panthers and had a strikeout.
Victor Rojo was 1 for 3 with a run and two RBIs. Geoffrey Stewart was 1 for 2 with a run and two RBIs. Caleb Wyatt was 1 for 2 with three runs scored, an RBI, a double and a walk. Williams was 1 for 3 with two runs, a RBI and a walk. Wharton was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and a RBI. Branson Thomas scored a run and had an RBI and a walk. Colby Cameron was 1 for 2 with two runs scored and two walks. Brycen Gillespie scored a run and walked. Jessie Rivera had a walk. The Panthers stole eight bases.