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Varsity Baseball Falls to Panthers 8-6

By Kate Connors, Social Media Director

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The Warrior baseball team faced off against the Pflugerville Panthers on Tuesday, April 11, on the Warriors home field. Both teams were eager to start the week’s series which allowed for a competitive match, but in the end the Warriors lost 8-6.

The first inning started out with Nicky Manasso ‘18 pitching for the Warriors, but due to errors in the field, the Panthers scored five runs before the inning was over. It was not until the third inning when the teams were able to score again. The Panthers scored one run bringing the score to 6-5. In the bottom of the inning, the Warriors quickly got Reed Harrington ‘18 and Chad Dixon ‘18 on the bases and after an error from the Panther catcher, Harrington was able to get to home base. Following a hit from Geraldo Garcia ‘18, Dixon was able to bring the score to 6-2.

In the following inning, the Warriors were able to score two more runs to close in on the Panthers lead. With the bases loaded, Dixon hit a ball to the outfield that gave Marshall Dean ‘18 and Cody Crider ‘20 an opportunity to get home bringing the score to 6-4. Manasso was able to quickly get the Panthers out in the top of the fifth and sixth. In the Warriors turn at bat in the sixth, Dean quickly hit the ball to left field allowing time to get to second. With hits from Trevor Kearsey ‘18 and Harrington, the Warriors were to get the bases loaded. After Harrington’s hit and a walk, Dean and Kearsey scored to tie the score 6-6.

“I felt excited for this game and ready to go,” Dean said. “I think we were able to tie because we just took it inning by inning and each play at a time trying to win every situation.”

In the final inning of the game, both teams pushed to move past the tie. After the Panthers got two men on base, the Warriors switched out pitcher Manasso after 97 pitchers, for Kyle Clements ‘19. However, the Panthers still were able to gain the lead after a strong hit to mid outfield. The Warriors were unable to match the Panthers runs and lost 8-6.

The Warriors will continue their series against the Panthers in a doubleheader on Friday, April 13 at Pflugerville High School beginning at 5:30 p.m..

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Kate Connors, Social Media Director

Hey! My name is Kate and I am in the class of 2018. (SENIOR YEAR!!) This is my second year in student...

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