DOYLINE – Home playoff games don’t everything clearly very often for the Doyline Panther baseball crew, but that was the case Friday night.
The Panthers were at home to try to get Monterey in round one of the Group B playoffs looking to take action into the second round.
The Panthers certainly not quit, but simply did not have enough in the tank to beat their foe, falling inside of a 13-1 game.
The game was still within just striking distance into the last inning at 4-0, but a four-run next and a five-run seventh for Monterey short of money the game open.
Doyline sent an array of pitchers to the mound, starting with more mature Cameron Smith.
Smith pitched 3 or more 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits and also striking out three players. Joshua Longstreath tossed 2 2/3 innings for the Panthers, stunning out two batters as well as allowing three hits. Josh Nike jordan and Parker Hearne also made shows for the Panthers, but none of the large arms for Doyline were able to corral any stout Monterey lineup.
The Panthers were limited by two hits for the ball game, a pair of singles courtesy of Jax Gaynor plus Trey Ware.
Doyline’s season comes to an end with a earning record at 14-13.
Panthers head instructor Jay Hearne summed up his crew’s season and the mark his particular departing seniors had for the program in his postgame comments.
“We came out a little short of our objective,” Hearne said. “I couldn’t become more proud of what this squad accomplished. Our first outstanding season in years and web hosting service a playoff game is a great older for our four seniors to leave out their mark in helping you rebuild our program. We’ve got 10 regulars who are underclassmen, so as most of us close this chapter we’re also excited moving forward to pick up.”