Panthers blank Bulldogs a second time, 6-0

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PCHS junior Noah Lucas leads off of second base during a 10-0 win over the Bulldogs in Luray on March 21. In Monday's rematch at Page, Lucas went 2-for-3 at the plate and picked up the 6-0 shutout win on the mound.

By Randy Arrington

SHENANDOAH, April 17 — For the second time this season, the Page County Panthers shutout the Bulldogs of Luray in baseball action on Monday evening. After a 10-0 win at Luray on March 21, the Panthers put together a solid, 6-0, Bull Run District win at home on Monday.

Page County junior Noah Lucas went 2-for-3 at the plate with one RBI, while picking up the win on the mound. Through 5.1 innings of work, Lucas allowed only one hit and no runs, while striking out four and walking five. Junior Jordan Foster also went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Panthers with one run scored and one RBI, while senior catcher Everette Foltz went 1-for-3 with one run scored and two RBI. Senior Adam Short went 1-for-1 with two runs scored.

For Luray, freshman Connor Hilliard went 1-for-3, while junior Landon Vile went 1-for-2. Both had a stolen base during the game, while producing the Bulldogs’ only two hits. Luray left nine runners on base.

Page earned its six runs off seven hits and two Luray errors. The Panthers did not commit an error in the field, but Page did leave four runners on base. The home team posted one run in the second, two runs in the third and three in the fifth.

The win evens Page County out at 5-5 overall on the season, and moves them to 4-2 in the Bull Run District. Monday’s victory ended a tough seven-game stretch for Page that only saw one win. The Panthers started the season at 3-0 before entering that stretch.

Last Tuesday, Page County dropped a tough, 4-2, district matchup at Central. The Panthers only mustered four hits during the game, while giving up seven. Both teams committed two errors, and no player on either team recorded more than one hit. Page stranded six runners on base.

The next day, the Panthers dropped a non-district matchup at Turner Ashby that ended up being a slaughter-rule slugfest producing a total of 35 runs off 30 hits. The Knights scored 14 runs in the first, five more in the second and five more in the fourth. Page would score two runs in both the second and third innings before making a last-inning push to produce seven runs in the seventh. Page still came up short in the five-inning affair, 24-11, despite belting 11 hits. Foltz and sophomore Tyler Shifflett both went an identical 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Lucas went 2-for-2 with a run scored and three RBI.

Page County (5-5, 4-2) currently sits at third in the Bull Run District behind Madison (5-4, 5-4) and East Rockingham (9-1, 7-0). The Panthers will next travel to East Rockingham this evening (Tuesday) for a 6 p.m. matchup, before returning home Friday to host Strasburg (3-6, 1-5) at 6 p.m. on April 21.

With the loss, Luray falls to 2-10 overall on the season, and 1-7 in the Bull Run. Luray’s only district win this season came at Central, 5-1, on March 23. Coming up, the Bulldogs will host Clarke this evening (Tuesday) at 6 p.m., before getting the rest of the week off. Luray will return to Bulldog Field to host Central at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, April 25.

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.



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