With the opening of district 12-AAA baseball underway, the Alba-Golden Panthers’ baseball team lost back-to-back games against the Edgewood Bulldogs last Monday and Thursday. Edgewood now has a share of first place in the district with a 2-0 record.
In last Monday’s game at Alba-Golden the Bulldogs won 17-6. Edgewood got off to a hot start scoring a run in the first, seven runs in the second and three runs in the third. Simultaneously the Panthers’ offense struggled to find a similar rhythm as they scored no runs in the first three frames.
In the fifth, Edgewood scored another six runs extending their lead to 17-0. In the bottom of the fifth inning the Panthers rallied to score six runs cutting the lead to 11 but the effort wasn’t enough as the game was called due to the UIL’s 10-run mercy rule.
The Bulldogs took the 17-6 victory. A-G mustered just three hits in the game but did take advantage of two Edgewood errors.
Daniel Wiley got the start on the mound for the Panthers as he pitched four innings, allowed 11 runs, struck out one batter and threw 15 first-pitch strikes.
In the second match-up of the week on Thursday the Panthers lost 14-2. In similar fashion to the previous game the Bulldogs grabbed an early lead after scoring five runs in the first inning. Edgewood scored another four runs in the third and five runs in the fifth inning.
A-G scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning cutting the lead to 12 before the game was called after the top of the fifth inning. The Panthers collected four hits in the game, three of which came in the fourth inning.
Alba-Golden’s Jacob Dailey got the start and pitched two innings striking out one batter. Dailey also had an RBI. He was replaced on the mound by Tom Mitchell who also pitched two innings and threw 10 first-pitch strikes.