The Woodland Park Panther baseball team continued to show growth in a competitive game against Sand Creek High School on April 7th. Although the Panthers ultimately fell 6-5 to Sand Creek, they never gave up, scoring three runs in the 7th inning and threatening to score with runners on 1st and 3rd before the game ended.
Offensively, Senior Ethan Horton, Junior Griffin King, and Freshman Gavin Strouse each had two hits, with Horton and King hitting home runs for the Panthers. Pitching was led by Senior Tanner McAfee, who pitched five innings, striking out five and walking one while giving up six runs. Junior Ian Newsham pitched the 6th inning and held Sand Creek to give Woodland Park a chance to come back.
“Our team showed a lot of heart and determination today,” said Head Coach Chris Becker. “We may have lost, but we never gave up and fought until the very end. Our offense was strong, and our pitching was solid. We’re excited to continue growing as a team and facing off against tough competition in the upcoming Trojan Baseball Invitational.”
Coach Becker noted that the growth of the JV team has been exciting to watch from game to game. In addition to the varsity game, the JV team played a competitive game against Sand Creek, falling 8-1 in the late innings. The JV team also played two games against Canon City on April 8th, coming up short against a good Tiger squad.
Catch the Varsity team at home on Thursday, April 20, vs. Evangel Christian Academy at Meadowood Sports Complex at 3;30 pm.
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