The Panthers dropped their second game of the season to the Oilmen 7-1 while welcoming Jared Hunt to the ballclub.
The lone tally from the Panthers came in the third inning when Jimmy Gurgone lashed an RBI double scoring Peter Fusek. The Panthers were able to draw 12 walks on offense today, but they could not find timely hits leaving 14 men on base. The patience was something that coach D’Vante Glenn loved to see, and he feels the hits will come soon.
“By the time the middle of the summer comes around, we’ll be getting those hits we need with runners on base,” Glenn said, “but those walks are definitely helping us a lot.”
The pitching was a bright spot for Crestwood today as Cole Hermanson and Erik Carlson (On zero days rest) pitched three innings each out of the bullpen. Hermanson gave up no runs on one hit, and Carlson gave up only three unearned runs.
“Our pitching did phenomenal,” Glenn said, “They put us in a great position to win.”
The Panthers defense also committed five errors on the evening, including two with two outs in the 9th inning preceding the Oilmen three run rally to put the game out of reach. For a full box score, check out this link: http://baseball.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=584780.
The Panthers return to Dowling Park on Thursday to play the Southland Vikings. It will be the first matchup between the Vikings and the Panthers this season.
The Panthers also added a new face to the roster in Olive Harvey graduate, Jared Hunt. He started in right field today. His information is as follows:
Jared Hunt / Outfielder/Pitcher / Olive Harvey / Kenwood Academy / Chicago, Illinois Hunt is coming off of his freshman season at Olive Harvey, where he was a two-way player. He made six appearances as a pitcher this spring, while making batting appearances in 27 games. He hails from Chicago, and went to Kenwood Academy for high school.