SP summer team falls in twinbill to Oxford 6/9/2015

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 9, 2015

SP summer team falls in twinbill to Oxford

By Brad Greer
The South Panola Tigers got their 2015 Summer leauge  baseball program home session underway by taking on Class 5A State champion Oxford Thursday night in a double header.
Oxford-14, S. Panola-2 (game 1)

A big seven-run fourth inning propelled the Chargers to an easy victory in the opening game. After spotting the visitors two runs in top of the first, the Tigers accounted for their only runs by putting up a two spot of their own in the bottom half of the frame on three hits.

Noah Willis drew a walk to get things started followed by back-to-back singles from Tripp Still and Luke Daniels with the latter scoring courtesy runner John Railey from second. Two batters later, Blaine Ware chopped a single through the middle to chase home Daniels.

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That however would be the last hit South Panola would scratch across until the fourth when Daniels and Nathan Herron singled to put runners on first and second with no outs. The rally was quickly erased with a double play and ground out that ended the game.

The Chargers proceeded to score two runs in the second and three in the third before blowing the game open with seven runs on five hits. South Panola used five pitchers over four innings as Herron, Chris Brown, Ryan McCurdy, Justin Bolton and Willis all towed the rubber.
Oxford-11 S. Panola-1 (game 2)

Oxford put the game away early with six runs in the first inning. South Panola pushed across its lone run in the first as Noah singled then advanced to second on an errant pickoff before scoring on an error.

The Tigers loaded the bases twice but could not come across with a run. Brayden Locke added a single in the second to account for the other South Panola hit. Still tossed one inning on the hill before Ware and Anderson Wilder added two innings in relief.

South Panola (2-2) hosts Desoto Central tonight starting at 5 and 7 p.m. before entertaining Lafayette Co. at 4 p.m. and Grenada at 7 Thursday night.