After a slow start to the season, the North Hopkins Panthers continue to gain momentum. Tuesday, playing at home, the Panthers soundly defeated Fruitvale, 13-3.
The Panthers only led 5-3 entering the bottom of the fifth but then they scored 7 runs to put the game out of reach.
The run support was more than pitcher Karson Jenkins needed. Jenkins got the win throwing 88 pitches over 6 innings allowing only 4 hits and 3 runs while striking out 13 and issuing only 1 walk.
Dakota Smith was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s, 1 run, a double and a stolen base. Dylan Minick was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s, 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Aaron Nguyen was 2 for 4 with an RBI, 1 run scored, a double and 3 stolen bases. Carson Mathis was 1 for 3 with an RBI, 1 run scored with a walk and a stolen base.
Landry Breckeen was 1 for 3 with an RBI, 2 runs scored with a walk and 2 stolen bases. Braydon Nguyen had an RBI, scored a run and walked. Jenkins was 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored, a walk and a stolen base. Tate Myers scored 2 runs and stole a base. Gaven Buccieri walked. Robert Perry walked twice and stole a base.