Panthers beat Bulldogs, 12-0, in five innings

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PCHS-Caden Good v LHS 05-06-21
PCHS junior Caden Good gets congratulations from his coach during the Panthers' 12-0 win over Luray on May 6. Good went 2-for-3 at the plate.

By Randy Arrington

LURAY, May 7 — The Page County High School baseball team moved to 3-1 on the shortened spring season after a 12-0 win over rival Luray on Thursday. The game was originally scheduled for today, but played early to get ahead of wet weather forecast for Friday.

The Panthers put together 12 runs on 13 hits, while also benefitting from six Bulldog errors, and closed out a slaughter-rule victory in five innings. Page currently sits at the top of the Bull Run District standings with their only loss coming to Clarke, 8-5, last Friday. The Eagles put together a five-run fifth inning to blemish Page’s perfect record. Although they are tied with East Rock at 3-1, the Panthers lead the district because they won the head-to-head matchup, 5-0.

On Thursday last Luray, the Panthers’ scoring was lead by Lance Williams. The sophomore went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored. Junior Hagan Bradley hit a perfect 3-for-3 with 2 RBI. Page County spread out the hits, as junior Caden Good went 2-for-3 and junior Aidan Painter posted a 2-for-4 performance.

LHS seniors Brendan Fitzwater and Dalton Griffith recorded the Bulldogs only hits on the day.

PCHS senior Seth Smith picked up the win on the hill with six strikeouts, one walk and one hit through four innings. PCHS junior Caleb Knighton came in relief in the fifth and final inning and retired the side.

So far this season, Page has seen the best pitching production from Williams, who has recorded 29 strikeouts in 13 innings pitched, including a full-game, one-hit shutout of East Rockingham.

Luray sophomore Trevor Griffith started Thursday’s game on the mound and was later relieved by senior Rece Graybeal, who recorded five strikeouts.

The Panthers will host two games next week — Madison on Wednesday, May 12 and Strasburg on Friday, May 14. Both games start at 6 p.m.

Luray (0-4) will hit the road for two games next week — at Rappahannock Tuesday, and at Stonewall Jackson on Friday. Both games also start at 6 p.m.

For changes to schedules, rosters and standings, check the Bull Run District website.



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