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Panola Ponies sweep post grad academy baseball

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Panola jumped out to an early lead over TX Post Grad Academy and took home a 6-3 victory on Friday, Feb. 24. Panola scored on a home run by Colby Price in the first inning, a stolen base by Price in the second inning, and a stolen base by Logan Bailey in the second inning.

Panola captured the lead in the first inning. Colby Price drove in two when he homered in the first inning.

Logan Bailey earned the win for Panola. He pitched two innings, allowing one run, one hit, and striking out four. Erik Key recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Panola.

Ryan Ratliff started the game for Panola. He went two innings, surrendering zero runs, zero hits, striking out four, and walking one.

Panola collected 13 hits. Duke Ellis, Price, Logan Berlof, and John Mike Bounds each collected multiple hits for Panola. Ellis went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Panola in hits. Panola was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Christian Boulware had the most chances in the field with ten.

Bubba Valdez’s Walkoff Gives Panola College Victory Over Texas Post Grad

Panola College took game two in dramatic fashion, with an 8-7 walk-off victory over TX Post Grad. The game was tied at seven with Panola batting in the bottom of the seventh when George Valdez singled, driving in the winning run.

Both offenses were strong at the plate as Panola collected nine hits and TX Post Grad 11.

TX Post Grad captured the lead in the first inning. With one out in the first inning Fragale drove in one run when he doubled.

Panola scored four runs in the third inning. The big inning was thanks to a home run by Austin Blakeley and a double by Duke Ellis.

Colton Brasher earned the win for Panola. He went one inning, allowing zero runs, one hit, striking out one, and walking zero.

Ty Miller started the game for Panola. He pitched two innings, giving up three runs, three hits, and striking out four.

Home runs for Panola came when Valdez homered in the fourth inning and Blakeley homered in the third inning. Home runs for TX Post Grad Academy came when Fragale homered in the seventh inning and Duer homered in the third inning.

Blakeley and Valdez each collected multiple hits for Panola. Valdez went 2-for-4 at the plate as he led the team with four runs batted in.

Fragale, Taylor, and Harris each collected multiple hits for TX Post Grad.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Follow all the action for the Panola Ponies Baseball Team on the Panola College Athletics website.

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