Ponies top Paris Dragons


Kraig Cain

Come out to the ballpark Thursday to see the Ponies in action against NETCC.

Panola Baseball started the second half conference play against the Paris Dragons on Thursday, April 4 and Saturday, April 6. The Ponies took the series and are now 28-9 on the year and 13-5 in region 14 east play. Panola currently sits at the top of the conference in first place.

Game 1

The series opener was dominated by the Ponies. The game was shortened to 7 innings due to run rule. Sophomore Jarret Whorff got the start on the mound and went a solid 6 innings giving up 3 earned runs and struck out 7. Garret Hermes threw the 7th inning and struck out one of his own. The offense was a group effort. 6 of the 9 starters had at least 1 RBI in the game and 8 of the 9 recorded at least 1 hit. Panola took the opener by a score of 12-4.

Game 2

The first game of Friday’s doubleheader was a struggle for the Ponies. RHP Tyler Davis went a complete game for Panola giving up 3 runs and striking out 11. The Panola offense struggled to score runs and dropped the second game of the series by a score of 3-0.

Game 3

The rubber match of the series was back and forth early but the Ponies pulled out of reach from the Dragons. Trey Lindsay got the start and gave the Ponies a quality start giving up 3 earned runs and 5 strikeouts over 6.2 innings of work. Chris Edwards and Hayden Collins combined to finish the final 2.1 innings giving up only 1 hit and striking out 4. Cam Sibley and Ryan Snell led the offense. Snell had a double and a 2 run homerun while Sibley added an RBI double of his own. Panola won the series finale by a score of 7-3.

The Ponies are back at home at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 11 against NTCC.