Matt Boggs throwing the knuckle. Allen Hamrick photo.
Abigail Moore cocking the gun. Allen Hamrick photo.
Andrew Adkins holding class on pitching style. Allen Hamrick photo.

The Panther baseball team went one for two this past week with  their win coming against Calhoun.

Andrew Adkins took to the hill for the Panthers and threw a no hitter. The last two games he has pitched have been some clinic pitching, as neither Braxton or Calhoun had much success against him. He is just a freshman and will only get better with time. The Panthers had the Eagles of Braxton to come to town, and they were out for revenge. In their last match up, the Panthers handed the Eagles their bats on a plate at WV Power Park, coming from behind and beating them handedly.  At this meeting, the Panthers just couldn’t get the offense rolling off the bats.  It was like sticking carrots in a dart board for the Panthers as they went down in defeat 1-9.

They travelled to Nicholas later in the week to take on the Grizzlies. This game is always a good one.  Some good pitching and fielding by the Panthers held the Grizzlies to just six runs in the game.  The Panthers started busting the seams on the ball and scored five of their own but couldn’t close it.  The Grizzlies defeated the Panthers 6-5.  The Panthers will be at home Wednesday night and Thursday night this week if you get the chance come out and enjoy the game. Go Panthers!

For whatever reason in the cosmos, Lady Panthers softball is having another tough year, to say the least. Whether it has been due to the weather, just plain bad breaks or errors, it’s hard to say.  They have been playing pretty consistent softball, keeping most of the games close, but have not been able to close the deal.  This past week, they were up against the always tough Lady Grizzlies, went bat to bat with them but just couldn’t close it out and lost 5-6.

Valley was up next, and the Lady Panthers kept this one tight as well but couldn’t get the bats on the ball and lost 0-3.  Coal Grove took a shot at the Lady Panthers, and once again the Lady Panthers were in the game, but voodoo just keeps haunting them and they lost 5-13.  Finally, a glimmer of hope that the season could be saved – the Lady Panthers took on Cross Lanes Christian and finally got the bats to cooperate.  The Lady Panthers made short work in the game and defeated them by the score of 12-7.

With a bit of a momentum going into next week, the Lady Panthers still have over half their season to play.  All of the games will be played away as the new Bradley Field will begin construction.  Get your schedules and get out and catch a game. Go Lady Panthers!