Panthers sweep DH from Central

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Mark Buffalo Cabot first baseman Kason Kimbrell collides with Beebe’s Than Kersey on the final play of the Panthers’ 5-3 win over the Badgers on Friday.
Cabot pitcher Kyle Kaufman delivers one in his win over Beebe on Friday.

On Tuesday, April 6, the Cabot Panthers swept the Little Rock Central Tigers in a conference doubleheader at the Brian Wade Conrade Memorial Field.

First Game

After 10 innings and a walk off two-run single by Kason Kimbrell, the Panthers found themselves victorious with a 6-5 decision over Central.

Ryan Logan started the game pitching for Cabot. Logan gave up a two-run home run in the first, but seemed to settle in with only one run in the next three innings. Cabot found themselves down 3-0 going into the bottom of the fifth. Casey Vaughan and Riley Knudsen led off the inning with back-to-back singles. Coleman McAtee then hit a shot to right center ending in a two-run triple. Kimbrell then followed with an RBI single, driving in McAtee.

Cabot was down by one with two outs in the eighth when Knudsen drove in Ryan Logan with a double in the gap.

Kimbrell led Cabot with four hits and three RBIs, Knudsen added three hits along with one RBI, and McAtee finished with two hits as well as a pair of RBIs.

Second game

The Cabot Panthers completed the doubleheader sweep of Central with a 13-11 win in the nightcap right before midnight.

The Panthers scored twice in the first. Casey Vaughan hit a two-run homer. Cole Thomas was on base for the homer.

Cabot scored a single run in the second. Tristan Bulice doubled and scored. Cabot’s four run came in the third. Kason Kimbrell walked and scored on a passed ball.

The Panthers then scored five runs in the sixth and four runs in the seventh to get the win.

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