CC scores 1st run, but gives up 27 in loss
Charles City’s Panthers played their second home baseball game of the season last Friday, looking to get a victory against Walsingham Academy’s Trojans. The good news for the host Panthers is unlike their first game, they got the bats swinging and put a run on the board. The bad news is they gave up 27 runs and lost 27-1.
Devin Shannon got his first pitching start of his career for the Panthers, and matters went well at first. But with two away in the first, a pair of errors led to Walsingham taking a 1-0 lead.
Then the Trojans broke open the game with a six-run second, and things only became worse. Walsingham scored 14 more in the next frame to mount a 21-0 advantage. Another six runs crossed the plate in the fourth.
The only bright spot for the Panthers was Avery Jones’ single that drove in Michael Callahan from second in the bottom of the fifth. Jaelan Cotman stroked Charles City’s only other hit, also in the bottom of the fifth.
The Panthers gave up 16 hits and have allowed 33 hits and 48 runs in two home games.
Coach Alan Jones made it clear he did not have much to say and showed his frustration by summarizing in a few short words.
“We played like a recreation team out there today and it’s going to stop,” he said.
Charles City is now 0-3 with all three losses against non-district competition.