Ponies sweep Mountaineers

Kraig Cain
Austin Bost, #10, stretches for the catch!

Panola College took on Eastern Oklahoma State College in a 3 game series on Saturday and Monday, Feb. 2 and 4. The Ponies were too much for the Mountaineers to handle ultimately resulting in a 3-game sweep for Panola.

Game 1- This was the closest of the three contests. Tyler Davis (Houston, TX) took the hill for the start and did his job. Trey Lindsay (Beckville, TX) and Chris Edwards (Garrison, TX) came on in relief to hold the game and give the home team a chance for victory. In the bottom of the 6th (7-inning game) Mateo Beltran (Lafayette, LA) demolished a ball over the left field wall to take the lead 6-4. Edwards shut the door in the 7th inning and the Ponies take game 1 by a score of 6-4.

Game 2 of the Friday doubleheaders was all Panola. Jarret Whorff (Winnsboro, TX) got the start and he did his thing. Whorff went 6 innings with no runs, no walks, and scattered 4 hits and struck out 9 Mountaineers. Hayden Collins (Cypress, TX) came in and shut the door in the final 3 innings, striking out 3 of his own. The offense was rolling in this one. Thirteen hits led to 8 runs and 3 of those hits were doubles. Ryan Snell (Hardin, TX) led the way with 3 hits and 2 RBI’s. The Ponies take game 2 by a score of 8-2.

Game 3 took place on Monday and the Ponies traveled to Wilburton, OK for their first road game of the year. After a slow first inning, starting pitcher Chad Dallas (Orange, TX) found his groove. Dallas went 4 innings and punched out 8 batters and only allowed one hit. The bats from Panola were back at it, pounding out 12 hits and scoring 10 more runs. Cam Sibley (Dutchtown, LA) and Thomas Grilli (Toronto, Canada) led the way with 3 hits each and Grilli added 4 runs batted in. Edwards came back for his second time this series on the mound and was very good. He closed the final two innings of the game striking out 5 of the 7 hitters he faced. Panola takes the series finale 10-3

Ponies move to 6-0 on the year and are scheduled to be back in action Friday (2/8) and Saturday (2/9) against Coastal Bend.

See more of Kraig Cain’s photos at the Ponies vs Eastern Oklahoma Photo Gallery.