The Russellville Panthers went 1-1 this week against 13 district rivals. The Panthers faced the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats on Tuesday night and would fall 8-3. The Panthers would face the Todd County Central Rebels on Wednesday and take a 5-1 win.
The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats would start the game off strong after scoring two runs in the first inning of the game. The Panthers would step up in the bottom of the second inning and score a run on an RBI single by Logan Hannah to bring in Jordan Blick.
The Wildcats would add another run in the top of the third and one more in the top of the fifth inning. The Panthers would fall behind 1-4. But in the sixth inning, the Panthers would add two more runs, including an RBI from Jacob Procter. But in the top of the seventh, the Wildcats would step up their offense and score four runs.
The Panthers were unable to answer, so they would fall 3-8.
Procter pitched for the Panthers until the seventh inning of the game. Procter allowed eight runs, six hits, walked four and struck out six. Senior Barrett Croslin came in the seventh inning and allowed no hits, no runs, walked one and struck out one.
The Panthers would go on to face the Rebels. The Rebels would gain a quick lead after scoring one run in the first inning of the game. But the Panthers would comeback to score two runs in the bottom of the first to gain the lead.
In the bottom of the second, Wesley Stratton would start off the inning with a hit. The Rebels would make an error and the Panthers would score and Stratton would make his way to third. Croslin would end up at the plate and hit a home run for the Panthers. This would bring the Panthers to a 5-1 lead.
Both teams defense would not allow another run in the game, so the Panthers would end the game with a 5-1 victory.
The Panthers will be back at home on Monday to face the Christian County Colonels at 5:30 p.m.