North Hopkins Baseball 10, Sulphur Bluff 1
The North Hopkins Panthers opened district play at home Tuesday afternoon (March 19) with a solid 10-1 win over Sulphur Bluff. The Panthers took a 1-0 in the bottom of the first on a Wyatt Wharton home run. The Panthers put up 6 big runs in the second to take a 7-0 lead. The Panthers got RBIs from Kevin Clement who singled, Geoffrey Stewart who doubled, Jessie Rivera who got on on an error, Caleb Wyatt who tripled, Wharton who singled and Brycen Gillespie who singled. The Panthers scored 2 more runs in the third and a single run in the fifth. The Panthers had 13 hits. Stewart was very good on the mound and got the pitching win allowing only one run and one hit over 5 1/3 innings. Stewart struck out 8 and walked 1. Gillespie finished up pitching 1 2/3 innings and allowing no runs or hits while striking out 4 and walking 2. The Panthers got 2 hits from Wharton, Gillespie, Branson Thomas and Stewart. Those getting one hit included Colby Cameron, Wyatt, Victor Rojo, Clement and Rivera. Brandon Branum took the loss for Sulphur Bluff. He allowed only 2 earned runs. Ryan Vance was 1 for 3 for Sulphur Bluff as he hit a double and scored their lone run in the top of the sixth inning. Montana Hurley drove Vance in with a sacrifice fly.