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Panola Wins

Panola College squared off with Angelina College this past weekend for a
three game series.  Angelina won game one in Lufkin 7-3.  Panola responded
by winning game two 9-8, and game three 9-6 at home in Carthage.  With the
wins Panola now extends there regular season record to 32-12 on the season
and 12-9 in Region-14 East zone conference play.
*Game #1*
Colby Price (Nederland, TX) did all he could to give Panola a boost, but it
wasn't enough to get past Angelina, as Panola lost 7-3 on in Lufkin Texas
on Thursday.
Price had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He
homered in the first inning and doubled in the fifth inning.
Angelina's lineup had no answer for Christian Cuevas (Bayamon, PR). Cuevas
held Angelina hit-less over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one
and struck out two.
Angelina was sparked by Henshaw and McPherson, who teamed up for four hits
and four RBIs.
Cayne Ueckert (Jasper, TX) was charged with the loss. He lasted just two
innings, walked none, struck out two, and allowed three runs.
The bottom of the first saw Angelina take an early lead, 1-1. Linqua
singled to ignite Angelina's offense. A single by Estrada then moved Linqua
from first to second. Henshaw singled, plating Linqua.
Panola pushed across one run in both the third inning and the fifth. In the
third, Panola scored on a solo home run by Jansen McCurdy (White Oak, TX).
The lead stayed with Angelina after the third, when it scored two runs on a
two-run single by McPherson.
Panola scored one run in the top of the fifth to cut its deficit to one. An
RBI single by Austin Sojka (Huntington Beach, CA) gave life. The Panola
threat came to an end when Holatier finally got Chad McKinney (Hughes
Springs, TX) to fly out.
Angelina survived Panola's surge and put up three runs of its own in the
fifth. Angelina scored on a solo home run by Henshaw, a solo home run by
Andrews, and a sacrifice fly by Miranda.
*Game #2 *With the score tied at eight, Hector Morales (Royal Palm Beach,
FL) came to the plate and singled, scoring Logan Bailey (Hallsville, TX) to
win the game for Panola in the bottom of the seventh.
Morales racked up two RBIs on two hits for Panola.
Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 17 total runs and 19
hits during the game.
Miguel Ausua (Penueals, PR) got the win for Panola. He allowed two runs
over one inning. Ausua struck out two, walked one and gave up one hit.
Panola was sparked by Morales and Bailey, who teamed up for four hits and
three RBIs.
The top of the first saw Angelina take an early lead, 3-0. Angelina's
offense woke up as Estrada singled before Adams singled, bringing home
Estrada and Henshaw. More runs came home for Angelina when McPherson scored
on an RBI single by West.
After posting two runs in the third, Angelina again scored two in the
seventh. In the third, Angelina scored on a solo home run by Henshaw.
Panola didn't give up the lead after the seventh inning. Additional runs
came from an RBI double by Bailey and an RBI single by Morales.
*Game #3 *Panola and Angelina volleyed the lead five times in the game
three rubber game on Saturday, but when the dust settled Panola would
finish on top 9-6 to take the series two games to one.
Panola finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. Panola
went up for good on an RBI single by Logan Bailey (Hallsville, TX),
bringing home Colby Price (Nederland, TX).
It was a good day at the plate for Panola's Price. Price went 4-5, drove in
one and scored one run. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the
second, sixth, and seventh innings.
Christian Cuevas (Bayamon, PR) got the win in relief for Panola. Cuevas
pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed no runs.
Angelina jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. The
Angelina attack began with a single from Bellamy. A single by West then
moved Bellamy from first to second. Angelina pushed more runs across when
Estrada scored on a sacrifice fly by McPherson.
Panola scored three runs of its own in the first. Panola scored on an RBI
double by Austin Sojka (Huntington Beach, CA), an error, and an RBI single
by Landon Marshall (Huntington Beach, CA).
Panola built upon its lead with two runs in the seventh. A pinch hit single
by Chad McKinney (Hughes Springs, TX) ignited the offense, plating
Marshall. That was followed up by Price's single, bringing home Andrew Pace
(Beaumont, TX).

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