The North Hopkins Panthers Baseball Team looked to be in big trouble after 4 innings of their game against Cumby on the road Friday (April 30).
The Panthers trailed the Trojans, 12-1. The Panthers then scored 5 runs in the fifth, a dozen more in the sixth and three in the seventh as they held on to win the slugfest 21-15.
The Panthers outhit the Trojans 11 to 7. North Hopkins had 3 errors and Cumby had 10.
For the Panthers, Carson Mathis, their third pitcher of the day, benefited from the run support to get the win and tossed the last 2 innings allowing 2 hits, 3 runs with only 1 of them earned, while striking out 5 and walking 3.
Karson Jenkins had a huge game for the Panthers at the plate going 4 for 6 with 5 RBI’s, 4 runs scored and with a home run and a stolen base.
Mathis was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s, 2 runs scored with 2 stolen bases and 2 walks. Landry Breckeen had 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored with a walk. Robert Perry was 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s, 3 runs scored and a walk.
Dakota Smith was 1 for 2 with an RBI, 2 runs scored and with a triple and a stolen base. Smith was also hit by a pitch three times.
Aaron Nguyen was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Gavin Buccieri had an RBI, a run scored and a walk. Tate Myers was 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored, 2 stolen bases and 2 walks. Santos Hernandez scored a run. Braydon Nguyen scored a run and walked.