Between April 19 and 27, the Hartnell Baseball Team played their final 5 games of the season. The Panthers would only pull away one win from the contests, bringing their overall record to (11- 28) and (7-11) in conference. Hartnell first had rival showdown against MPC where they fell (16- 0) at home and then lost a tight one on the road (2-1). In these two games, Hartnell would allow 18 hits, 12 of which came from their 16 run loss. Hartnell just could not get things going on the offensive side, only getting 11 hits in total from these battles. (#11) David Ortiz, was the only Panther to register a run in this stretch but even with the lack of offensive push the panthers still continued to move forward. Heading into a 3-game stretch in which they would face Skyline on the road. In their first contest, Hartnell would bounce back winning (5-3) in the tenth inning. (#21) Davin Kapuras and (#11) David Ortiz both recorded two hits and a run to rally the Panthers pass Skyline College. Unfortunately, the next two games would not formulate the same outcome, as Hartnell would fall at home in a tight one (11-10). Hartnell battled tremendously, but a run given up late in the 8th inning ended up being the deciding score as the Panthers failed to produce any more runs in the final two innings. (10) Isaiah Azua would have himself a game regardless of the outcome, scoring a homer and bringing up two RBI’s for the day. Panthers definitely hated to give up their last home game, and looked to get some sweet revenge the following day, as they would take on Skyline one final time on the road. In a tough contest, Hartnell would fall (12-8). Offense was in no question for the Panthers but too many opportunities were given up for the home team to stay in control, as Hartnell would allow 20 hits for the day. Even with the tough losses, Hartnell never quit, continuing to cheer each teammate on and appreciating each moment. We are so proud of our team and for their accomplishments and one stellar season. Go Panthers!
Panthers give it all they have in final 5 games
May 14, 2018