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Panthers rally past Irish

Jim Walker



CHESAPEAKE — Ron White jokes that his grandfather would describe him by saying, “There’s a lot of quit in that boy.”

Ron White maybe, but not the Chesapeake Panthers.

The Panthers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and beat the Huntington St. Joseph Fighting Irish 5-4 on Tuesday.

Jacob Eddie singled and Bobby Arthur and Mikey Walters walked to load the bases in the sixth inning. Blake Lester then delivered a two-out, two-run singled that put the Panthers ahead.

The Panthers (6-8) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a triple by Joe Bias and a hit by Walters.

Eddy and Arthur singled and Bias double for a run in the second inning to make it 2-0.

The Irish tied the game in the third inning and went up 3-2 in the top of the fourth.

The Panthers tied the game in the bottom of the inning.

Arthur and Walters singled to put runners on the corner and Lester hit into a force play as pinch-runner Austin Stone scored.

Chesapeake had 10 hits with Arthur going 2-2, Bias 2-4 with a double and triple and Walters 2-3.

Jacob Henson worked the first five innings for the Panthers. Dakota Hutchinson finished up to get the win.

Hunt. St. Joe 002 110 0 = 4 9 0

Chesapeake 110 102 x = 5 10 2

Jenkins, Walters (6) and Rabel. Jacob Henson, Dakota Hutchinson (6) and Derrick Morris, Jacob Kitchen. W-Hutchinson (K-2 BB-1). Henson K-2,BB-1. L-Walters (K-1, BB-1). 2B-HSJ: Rebel, Jenkins; Chesapeake: Joe Bias. 3B-Chesapeake: Joe Bias. Hitting-HSJ: Mays 2-4, Adkins 1-4, Rabel 2-4, Bransfield 1-4, Jenkins 1-2, Armstead 1-3, Fletka 1-2; Chesapeake: Joe Bias 2-4, Mikey Walters 2-3, Blake Lester 1-4, Jacob Eddy 3-3, Bobby Arthur 2-2.