The Midlothian baseball team got back on track last week with a pair of victories.
First, the Panthers had no problem as they beat DeSoto 6-0.
Midlothian scored three runs in the sixth on an RBI double by Ethan Hallmark and a two-run single by Zach Humphreys.
It was a good day at the plate for Hallmark as ge went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run.
Ryan Minnix had an impressive outing against DeSoto's lineup. DeSoto managed just one hit off of Midlothian's pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out eight during his five innings of work.
Midlothian didn't relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the third inning when they scored on a sacrifice fly by Humphreys.
The Panthers got off to a good start Friday and held off a late rally to beat South Grand Prairie 4-3.
South Grand Prairie wasn't able to overcome the big hole it dug itself after falling behind by three runs in the second inning.
JB Garrett got on base three times in the game for the Panthers. He scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the fourth inning.
Matt Horn pitched lights out for Midlothian he held SGP hitless for 1 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two.
The Midlothian Panthers Varsity didn't relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the first inning when they scored on two doubles.
The JV Panther baseball team extended their season record to 5-0 with a big win over the Waxahachie Indians by a score of 7-3.
The winning pitcher was Caleb Bly who pitched a stellar 6 innings on the night. Bly had 9 strikeouts and only one walk. Jordan Johnson came into the 7th inning and picked up the save.
Defensive standouts were Raby Hampton, Nick Vela, and Blake Wilson. Hunter Pustejovsky and Caleb Bly each had two hits against the Indian pitcher. Parker Armstrong blew the game open wih a bases clearing double in the 3rd inning giving the Panthers a lead they would not relinquish. Kyler Castillo and Jake Crenshaw also had base hits in this contest.
The JV Panthers started out the Red Oak tournament with a 10-0 run rule of the Corsicana Tigers.
Grant Adams pitched all 4 innings giving up no hits and only walking 2 batters. Adams pounded the strike zone and his team played great defense behind him. Leading defenders on the night were Raby Hampton, Hunter Pustejovsky, Richard Due, and Jaycek Jackson.
Ryan Breaud, Blake Wilson, and Parker Armstrong had two hits a piece in this ball game! Hits were also turned in by Hunter Pustejovsky, Nick Vela, Jordan Johnson, and Grant Adams. It was an all around great team effort by the Panthers and this extends their season record to 9-0.
The JV Panthers dropped their first game of the season to the Waxahachie Indians by a score of 6-3. Ryan Breaud and Jordan Johnson combined to throw the first 2 and 2/3 innings but really struggled to find the strike zone.
Robert Brueggemeyer entered the game on the mound and did a marvelous job against a good set of hitters. Brueggemeyer only allowed 2 base runners in 3 and 1/3 innigs of work. He gave the Panthers a chance for a comeback bid.
The JV Panthers did make a run late with big hits by Parker Armstrong and Kyler Castillo but it just wasn't enough to down the Indians. Leading defenders on the night were Hunter Pustejovsky and Jaycek Jackson.
The JV Panthers bounced back from their only loss of the season with a 16-1 drubbing of the Cedar Hill Longhorns.
The Panthers cranked out 14 hits in 4 innings of play led by Hunter Pustejovsky and Kyler Castillo who had 3 hits a piece. Jake Crenshaw was 2-2 on the night and Ryan Breaud, Blake Wilson, Parker Armstrong, Nick Vela, Brandon Consalus, and Richard Due each had base hits. Caleb Bly also added a grand slam.
Caleb Bly pitched 3 and 2/3 innings and only allowed one run. Raby Hampton recorded the last out and slammed the door on the Longhorns. The Panther defense also played excellent led by Nick Palmer, Hunter Pustejovsky, and Brandon Consalus!
The JV Panther record now stands at 10-1 on the season.