RHS baseball at 3-2
On Tuesday, a much cooler day in Velva with a slight breeze making it interesting, the Panthers took on the Velva-Drake-Anamoose Aggies in a non-regional five inning baseball game which the Panthers lost 5-2.
The game took off slowly with Rugby’s Seth Jaeger pitching two and half innings for Rugby. It seemed to be a pitcher’s duel, but things finally moved with Velva making the first score in the bottom of the 3rd inning with one batter coming across home plate.
The Panthers didn’t seem to get rolling even at the top of the 4th in which they were able to get two base runners but no one made it home.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, the Aggies scored four with only two outs. The Panthers were able to get two runs batted home in the 5th inning but they lost 5-2 to the Aggies. This dropped the Panthers to 3-2 for the season.
In junior varsity, with Rugby versus the Aggies, it was a different story. The Panthers won 12 11 in the game, which was filled with hits and screaming as the younger boys battled each other to the finish.
Thursday the varsity Panthers took on Dunseith at home. Scores were not available at Press Time.
Earlier in the week, Panthers knocked out the Northern Lights team 14 1 at home in Rugby on Monday, April 30. The game opened with three runs in the bottom of the first for the Panthers.
Isaiah Johnson took the Panthers to a win with three runs, including a two run home run for the Panthers. Northern Lights had a lone run because of two errors on an unearned run by the Panthers. Landen Foster pitched four innings, surrendered three hits and struck out three. with Mayson McCabe pitting the fourth inning in relief.
A fairly mild afternoon with a very brisk wind in Harvey on Thursday, April 26 proved to be too much for the Panthers. Going into the Harvey-Wells County Hornets game, Rugby and Harvey both were 2-0, but the Panthers fell to the Hornets by one disappointing run.
The game started slow and the high winds added to the ball flying everywhere except where it should have gone. At one point everyone was watching the sky to see where the ball had gone because the wind just whipped it away. By the bottom of the 4th inning, there had been no runs, but the Hornets ran them in scoring three points in the fifth. The Panthers got a hit in the sixth and at the top of the 7th inning and that was to be the last score of the game. Final score was Hornets 3 and Panthers 2.