Panthers lose opener in extras

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The Panthers baseball team opened the 2014 season last week with a heartbreaking extra-inning loss to the Miami (AZ) Vandals, 8 – 7.

The Panthers pounded out 14 hits in the game with every hitter in the lineup getting at least one hit. Four Panthers’ hitters had two hits or more. Player of the Game Austin Navarrette was 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs. He also scored two runs.

Elias Olmos, Jessie Lopez, and Nicolaus Cruz were the other Panthers hitters to register a multi-hit game. Ricky Longoria had the only extra-base hit for the Panthers – a double.

The Panthers scored four runs in the second inning and three more run in the fifth. They held a two-run lead heading into the top of the sixth, 7 – 5.

The Vandals tied it in the sixth by scoring two runs and scored the winning run in the eighth inning to complete the comeback.

After a game at Hayden on March 4, the Panthers will visit Combs on March 7 and play at Salt River on March 11. The game versus Combs begins at 3:30 p.m. and the Salt River game begins at 4 p.m.

Andy Luberda (975 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management.
Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles.
In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014.
He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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