Panola College took game one of the three game series in dramatic fashion,
with a 12-11 walk-off victory over Paris Junior College at Jim Reeves Field
on Thursday. Panola trailed 11-10 in the bottom of the ninth inning when *Cal
Smith* doubled, driving in two runs.
Both offenses were strong at the plate as Panola collected 17 hits and
Paris 8 hits.
Paris captured a 2 run in the first inning on a throwing error.
Panola cut the lead in half with a solo homerun by *Logan Berlof* in the
bottom of the second.
Paris scored three runs in the top of the third inning to extend their lead
by four runs. But, Panola would score six runs in the bottom half of the
third inning to take a two run lead. Panola scored on a double by *Christian
Boulware*, a single by *Logan Bailey*, and a double by *Chandler Morris*.
Paris scored three more in the fourth inning, two in the fifth inning and
one run in the seventh inning to take a four run lead into the eighth. But
it wasn’t enough as Panola responded with two runs in the bottom of the
eighth and three in the bottom of the ninth to secure the victory in walk
*Miles Dunn* earned the win for Panola. He went one inning, surrendering
zero runs, zero hits, and walking zero.
*Ryan Ratliff* started the game for Panola. He pitched three innings,
allowing five runs, and three hits.
Bailey, Morris, Boulware, *Julian Flores*, *Andrew Pace*, and *Michael
Lawson* each collected multiple hits for Panola. Boulware went 2-for-5 at
the plate as he led the team with four runs batted in.
With the win Panola now extends their regular season record to 25-5 and 7-3
in conference play. The Ponies will travel to Paris Junior College for a
double header Saturday the 25th to finish the series.