Summer Camp

  • For students who will be in grade 6 next year through incoming freshmen.
  • Camp will be led by KO Head Coach Bo Hernande, assisted by other members of the KO Baseball staff.
  • Monday, June 6th through Thursday June 9th.
  • 8 am through noon each day
  • $60
  • Click here for the application form.

Banquet Slideshows

  • You can download these from the Google Drive at this link, courtesy of Scott Howe.

End of Season Photos

  • Your photographer/webmaster has some work still to do, and I don't want you to miss the pictures, so here's what's coming:
  • Teacher Appreciation from April 26 - now posted here. Sorry for the delay. I was trying to get game pics in time for the banquet.
  • Playoff series vs. Kingwood - Game 1, Game 2 and Game 3 - Everything is now posted. Unfortunately, that's everything from the Panthers magnificent 2016 season. Can't wait until February! The best is yet to come!
  • Banquet photos - Coming ASAP.

The Class of 2016 - a tribute!

Banquet is Tuesday, May 10th at 6 pm at the Klein MPC.

Season ends too early in game 3 loss at Kingwood.

  • Thank you, Panthers, from a greatful fan, for a great season! You were way better than any of us had any right to expect when this season began. You finished with a record of 17-9 after playing a grueling schedule. In that stretch you run ruled The Woodlands and became the first KO varsity team to beat Klein twice (by a combined score of 20-2), and finished 2nd in a tough baseball district. So despite the loss in  bi-district to a fine Kingwood team this was a great and memorable season. We love you guys. Thanks for the memories!
  • The Panthers had to win game 2. Thanks to an amazing performance on the mound by Panther Sophomore Ben Content, they got that done. It didn't look good in the 2nd inning as the Panthers surrendered 3 runs on what should have been a fly ball out. That fiasco would have rattled most pitchers; Ben didn't flinch. He got out of that inning and threw 0s on the board in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th innings. Ben threw well over 100 pitches and allowed just 2 earned runs on 7 hits, 0 BBs with 6 Ks. It was just the latest incredible performance by this smart, mature and poised Panther sophomore. Thank you, Ben, for giving KO Baseball our first playoff win since 2012!
  • Of course Ben had some help from his friends. Junior Jackson Dietel had a single and a double with 2 RBIs. Senior Billy Summers singled and doubled with 1 RBI. It was a great team win in game 2. Panthers win 6-3!
  • Senior Andrew Morgan definitely gave his team a chance to win in game 3. He allowed just two earned runs in 4.2 innings on 5 hits and 2 BBs with 2 Ks. But the Panthers couldn't figure out the Kingwood pitcher, who was amazingly consistent in throwing 80 mph fast balls. It looked like the Panthers would eventually catch up with that but it never happened. The final score was Kingwood 5, KO 1 and the season was over.

Panthers' comeback falls short in 6-4 loss in game 1.

  • The most honest thing to say about this game is that the Kingwood Mustangs deserved the win. They were just outstanding all night, especially pitcher Sean Rydell. He had a tough bottom of the 7th inning, when the Panthers scored three to tie it and send it to an extra inning. But the Panthers just couldn't hit him in innings 1-6 or the 8th. So congratulations to those guys on the game one win.
  • The Panthers on the other hand looked a little nervous. OK, a lot nervous. And that made them not nearly as effective as they usually are. Panthers, you just need to go to Kingwood tomorrow and be yourselves. That's plenty good enough to claim a pair of wins on Saturday and extend your amazing season.
  • Game 2 is at 2 pm at Kingwood H.S. Be there, Panther fans, and watch the real Klein Oak Panthers doing what they do best. We believe in you, Panthers!
  • Note: Despite the TSRN announcers attributing the comments above to "post game comments by Coach Hernandez" all of the words on this website are from your webmaster - Gary Nelson. Anything from Coach Hernandez will be specifically attributed to him.

Panthers vs. Kingwood - Bi-District Playoff

  • Game 1 - Friday at 7 pm at Panther Field
  • Game 2 - Saturday at 2 pm at Kingwood (click for map)
  • Game 3 (if needed) - follows game 2 by 30 minutes

Playoff program is pictured below. This will be a folded booklet. Click here for a PDF.

Dalton Stevenson homers in the bottom of the 12th to give the JV the win over Klein! JV is Co-Champs! Panthers sweep Klein!

  • Unbelievable warriors, these JV Panthers! We are so proud of you guys!
  • The first warrior is Mason Moskowicz. You just put this guy on the mound and watch in amazement as he mows down the opposition. An unlikely warrior, but this guy is incredibly tough. Tonight he pitched 7 innings, allowing just 1 run on 9 hits and 3 BBs with 5 strikeouts. So the game is 1-1 after 7 innings. Mason's night is over.
  • Then the next warrior steps to the mound - Josh Seale - after assuring his teammates that "I'm ready" in the dugout. He inherits two baserunners and the first pitch should have resulted in a double play. It didn't. Instead a run scored. Then a second run and Josh found himself behind 3-1. He didn't flinch. He ended the inning but the situation looks bleak since the Panthers haven't scored since the 1st inning.
  • Next warrior - Ryan Gryder singles to lead off the bottom of the 8th. Hunter Evans walks.
  • Next warrior - Blake Fortunato with a huge double to score Ryan and Hunter. Clutch!!!!!!!!!!!!! Game tied again 3-3!
  • Josh Seale - pitched 0s on the board in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th innings. Some drama there but Josh got out of everything. Do you think he was ready? What a warrior!
  • Final warrior - Dalton Stevenson with a leadoff HR in the bottom of the 12th!
  • Panthers win! And the Panthers are district Co-Champs with Klein! This group of Panthers started off slow this season - like 3-6 and 4-7. But, like we said, they are warriors. And they are champions. And we are so very, very proud of you, Panthers!
  • [Your webmaster has highlighted the efforts of a few of these JV guys here, but this was a complete team accomplishment. I hope it's OK to highlight some of tonight's heroes. Every guy on this team should be very proud of this district title because they all contributed to it this season!] Photo gallery.

Varsity claims #2 seed with 12-1 run rule win at Klein!

  • Trevor Gracey got the complete game win on the mound for the Panthers in his first district start! Trevor surrendered just one run on three hits, 0 bases on balls and 5 strikeouts. Not bad, Trevor!
  • The Panthers scored three in the 1st, three more in the 2nd and broke it open with six runs in the 3rd. Klein scored their only run in the bottom of the 5th but it wasn't enough to prevent the run rule.
  • Chase Cos led the offense with three hits and 5 RBIs. Rhett Tomberlin (1 RBI) and Eduardo Malinowski (2 RBIs) also had three hits. Mitchell Howe had two hits and an RBI. Sam Campbell homered again and had two RBIs!
  • It has been decades since a Panther varsity team defeated Klein in both regular season games. That's a great accomplishment against a great program. Way to go, Panthers! The last run rule win by the Panthers at Klein was in 2011. Of course the Bearkats beat us in the regional finals that year, so don't get too cocky, Panthers. You have them down but don't believe they're out.
  • Update: The Panthers will face Kingwood in the bi-district playoff.
  • For right now, though, enjoy the win and the tremendous accomplishment of finishing 2nd in this tough district. We are incredibly proud of our Panthers!

Sophomores claim District Title with 4-2 win over Klein!

  • District Champs! just about says it all for this amazing team. [True confession, your webmaster did not have great expectations for this group. I have never been so wrong, and never so glad to be wrong.]
  • The truth though is that this wasn't the best game for our Panthers. They didn't really play well by their standards. But a true champion is a team that can beat the best while they're playing their worst. That's just about what happened tonight. The Panthers were 10-1 and Klein was 9-2 coming in. It was must win for the district title outright and the Panthers got the job done.
  • Devon Patel got the win on the mound, even though it wasn't his best night. [The wind had something to do with that.] He surrendered two runs on six hits and 2 BBs with 4 Ks. Tyler Thompson finished the deal in the 6th with 0 runs on 1 hit and 1 BB with 1 K.
  • It was a team effort on offense as no Panther had two hits. Reese Leleux had 2 RBIs on 1 hit. Devon Patel had a hit and 2 walks.
  • Congratulations, Panthers! We love you guys. This is a bunch of young Panthers who, despite moments I'm sure when they thought their coaches were unreasonable, stayed tough and bought in to the promise that if they just did what their coaches asked, they would be champions. They did and they are. We are so proud of them, including Coaches Darneal and Hooper! Even greater days ahead for these amazing people! Photo gallery - All of the pictures are now posted.

Varsity downs Montgomery 10-0 in five!

  • The Panthers gave their fans quite a treat for the last regular season home game on Thursday night at Panther Field! Thanks, guys!
  • Ben Content got the start and the win for the Panthers - 0 runs on 3 hits and 1 BB with 2 Ks over four innings. Alek Arellano came in to start the 5th and threw another 0 on the board - 0 runs on 0 hits and 1 BB with 2 Ks. Nice job by both Panther pitchers and iron man Mitchell Howe (who has to be exhausted after catching three games in four days this week) behind the dish!
  • The Panthers were impressive at the plate. The highlight was a Parker Stroman 2 RBI homerun in the 3rd that brought the score to 8-0! The Panthers had scored six in the home 2nd on a Sam Cambell walk, a Caden McMullen double, a Ryan Kasper sac fly, a Parker Stroman single, walks by Rhett Tomberlin and Mitchell Howe, followed by singles by Roberto Malinowski and Chase Cos. Nice! After Parker's HR in the 3rd Rhett singled and Mitchell doubled (missed going over the fence by 7 inches) to bring the score to 10-0. Photo gallery (Everything is now posted.)
  • The win secured at least the #3 seed for the Panthers. Collins beat Klein 8-1 so the Panthers could get the #2 seed by beating Klein again on Friday. It should be a good one at Bearkat Field! [It's Senior Night for the Bearkats so the game might start a little late. Then again the coaches might move the game up due to the weather forecast, so stay tuned.]
  • Congratulations to the Collins Tigers for winning the 15-6A district championship. They earned it.

Varsity beats KF 4-1!

  • Complete game by Andrew Morgan. 1 run on 3 hits, 2 BBs and 7 Ks. Great job by Andrew and battery mate Mitchell Howe!
  • Jackson Dietal led the offense with 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Ryan Kaspar also had two hits.
  • The win clinches a playoff spot for the Panthers! Photo gallery.

JV beats KF 12-0!

  • Josh Seale got the win, giving up just a sole 2nd inning hit and 1 BB while notching 7 strikeouts at Klein Forest. Nice work, Josh!
  • Aaron Lynch led the offense with 4 hits and 3 RBIs. Hunter Evans added3 hits and 2 RBIs. Great game, Panthers!

Sophs beat KF 9-0!

  • Jacob Mata got the win on the mound. 0 runs on 2 hits and 1 BB with 7 Ks over six innings. Ethan Litherland threw the final 0 on the board in the 7th. 
  • Jacob Mata (2 RBIs) and Jacob DeGennaro (1 RBI) both had two hits to lead the offense. Aaron Kersey, Devon Patel and Jacob Mata all had doubles. The game was close (2-0) going into the 5th but the Panthers added three in that inning and four in the 7th.

Varsity downs Spring 7-0!

  • Jackson Dietal was in command for all seven innings. 0 runs on 4 hits, 1 BB and 6 Ks. Nice work, Jackson!
  • The Panthers jumped on top 2-0 in the first, added 1 in the 4th and 2 each in the 6th and 7th. Sam Campbell led the offense with a 2 RBI HR. He had another hit and a total of 3 RBIs on the evening. Photo gallery.

So here is the schedule for this week:

  • Monday: The Varsity plays Spring on Monday at 7 pm. The JV and Sophomore games have been cancelled.
  • Tuesday: The Klein Forest games on Tuesday are on as scheduled - Varsity home at 7 pm, Sophs at KF at 5, and JV at KF at 7.
  • Wednesday: The Varsity plays Montgomery on Wednesday at 7 pm at KO. JV and Sophomore games have been cancelled.
  • Friday: The Klein games on Friday are on as scheduled - Varsity at KHS at 7 pm (It's Senior Night for Klein at Bearkat Field so it might be a bit late.), Sophs at KO at 5 pm and JV at KO at 7 pm. 
  • The Panthers are currently in 3rd place in the district race and have not clinched a playoff spot. Click here to see the records for District 16-6A. These are the teams our district will face in the playoffs.

Photo repost: Sophomores vs. Woodlands

  • This game was on March 5th but for some reason the gallery had disappeared. So I reposted them here.
  • Please let your webmaster know if something else is missing.

Sophs put on a clinic in 6-0 win over Collins!

  • Your webmaster almost couldn't believe his own eyes. The Panthers were on a mission to avenge their only 1st round district loss to the Tigers. Not only did they do that with a shutout win at Collins but they were so incredibly good in the first two innings that your correspondent was in disbelief. Can a bunch of 15 year old guys really execute this perfectly, be this coachable, this unselfish, and this united? It wasn't an illusion. They were all of that. What a treat. Players, coaches and parents, take a bow!
  • It was such a great team win I hesitate to mention individuals, but I will. Reese Leleux had two hits, 2 RBIs and scored twice. Justin Barnes also had two hits.
  • Devon Patel got the CGSO (Complete game shutout) win. He was amazing. 0 runs on three hits and 2 BBs with 7 Ks doesn't even begin to describe his poise and determination even when he was completely exhausted - like a 1-2-3 bottom of the 5th with a K. Hats off to you, young man!
  • The Panthers are all alone in 1st place in district. They have earned it. We are proud of you, Panthers! Photo gallery.

JV wins thrilling, comeback, extra innings game over Collins 4-3!

  • The Panthers trailed 3-1 going into the 7th inning. They tied it up in the 7th with 2 runs - Ryan Gryder walked, Blake Fortunato singled, Wesley Casey walked and then a Dalton Stevenson 2 RBI double tied the game! Ryan Gryder got two Ks and a groundout for a 1-2-3 bottom of the 7th. On to extra innings!
  • In the 8th Trevor Howe reached on an error, Adam Houck walked, Ryan Gryder singled and then Blake Fortunato singled to score the winning run!
  • In the bottom of the 8th Ryan Gryder got a foul tip out, then a K. Ryan likes drama so a triple put the tying run on 3rd. Ryan struck out the next Tiger to end the game. Great work, Ryan! Kevin Hoy deserves a lot of the credit for the first five innings during which he allowed just two runs on five hits and 2 BBs with 6 Ks.
  • Blake Fortunato led the offense with 3 hits and an RBI. Wesley Casey, Dalton Stevenson and Adam Houck all had three hits. Congratulations, Panthers, for a great win on the road! The JV Panthers are all alone in 2nd place, just one game behind Klein. Keep it going, Panthers!

Varsity falls to Collins 4-0.

  • The bottom line here is that the Tigers Nick Mikolajchak was just about unhitable on Friday night. The Panthers did manage four hits - two by Rhett Tomberlin and one each by Mitchell Howe and Chase Cos. But they never really managed a credible scoring threat. End of story.
  • The Panthers' Jackson Dietal held the Tigers to 3 runs over six innings and gave his team a chance to win. But it didn't happen so Jackson took the loss.
  • The Panthers remain in 3rd place in the district race. Photo gallery. Regroup, Panthers, and go get Spring on Tuesday night! 

Seniors photo shots from Tuesday.

Varsity rallies for 10-0 run rule win over Westfield!

  • The best news of the night was Andrew Morgan's return to the mound. He had a no-no going into the 5th. That didn't last as Andrew surrendered a leadoff single in the 5th. But that was all the Mustangs got. But Andrew was challenged when the Panthers only error resulted in the Stangs 2nd baserunner. So there were runners on the corners with 1 out in the 5th and the Panthers clinging to a 10-0 lead and hoping to end things. Andrew won a big battle with Westfield's starting pitcher to get a strike out looking after a bunch of pitches. Then he got a pop fly to the Panthers' designated game ender - Sam Campbell - to end the threat and secure the win! Great work, Andrew!
  • The game was a lot closer than the score looks. The Panther bats were kept largely silent through 4 innings by a capable Westfield pitcher with good control and an effective changeup. It was a lot frustrating. The Panthers managed just one run in the 1st (Eduardo Malinowski sacrifice to score Rhett Tomberlin) after having two runners in scoring position with 0 outs. Sam Campbell scored on an error in the 4th. But in the 5th the Panthers had seen enough of that pitcher to break through with 8 runs. Rhett Tomberlin and Chase Cos both had 2 hits and 1 RBI to lead the offense, Mitchell Howe also had two hits. There were no multi-base hits; it was a true team effort.
  • Congratulations, Panthers, on a nice win in the last meeting with the Westfield Mustangs for a while. Congratulations also for being named the Houston 5A Baseball Team of the Week based on last week's 8-1 win over Klein. We appreciate the honor. What matters now for the Panthers is Friday's opportunity to avenge a 1st round loss to the Collins Tigers. The Panthers trail the Tigers and the Bearkats by one game with five to play. Photo gallery

Sophomores beat College Park 3-0!

  • The Sophomores had a challenge in this non-district game against College Park (Westfield does not have a Sophomore team) and they took care of business! Logan Balmanno got the win with three innings of work - 0 runs on 4 hits and 1 BB with 2 Ks. Mason Dietel and Tyler Thompson threw 0s on the board to finish the job.
  • Anthony Wilson and Jacob Mata both had two hits to lead the offense. Great win, Panthers!

JV blasts Westfield 12-0 in five!

  • The Panthers got excellent pitching from Ryan Gryder (2 innings - 1 hit, 0 BBs and 3 Ks) and Josh Seale (3 innings - 0 hits, 0 BBs and 4 Ks). Great job, gentlemen! Photo gallery.
  • They scored 3 runs in the 1st, 3 in the 2nd, 1 in the 3rd and ended the evening with 5 in the bottom of the 5th. Nice work, Panthers! Warren Blair had 3 RBIs on 2 hits (1 double) and Trevor Howe 2 RBIs on 2 hits to lead the offense. Josh Seale also doubled to complete his nice night's work!

Varsity beats Dekaney 10-1!

  • It was Senior Recognition Night at Panther Field. Mission accomplished. The senior players and Diamond Girls were recognized pre game, the Panthers got the win, and all of the senior players (except for the injured Alejandro Dealba) got some playing time! Nice work, Panthers (and Coach Hernandez). Senior Night Photos. Game photos.
  • Ben Content got the win, throwing 0s on the board in every inning except the third. He exited after scattering 7 hits (0 BBs) and getting 11 Ks over six innings to make way for two senior pitchers. Tristan Oakes notched the first two outs of the 7th inning,  allowing one hit and getting 1 K. Andrew Morgan came in for the final out on one pitch - a ground out to Sam Campbell at 3rd. Nice work by the Panther pitchers and senior catchers Mitchell Howe and J.D. Noey!
  • Senior Conner Eddy lead the Panther offense with two hits, including a double, and 2 RBIs. [Caden McMullen would have had a double easily had he not fell at first base. Sorry, Caden, I couldn't resist!] Senior Kameron Creager came in for junior 2nd baseman Dyland Singletary and did not disappoint with a couple of nice defensive plays, a hit and an RBI. Nice work, Kameron! Great team win, Panthers!

JV run rules Dekaney 12-1!

  • Wesley Casey got the complete game win on the mound, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, 0 BBs and 5 Ks. He also went three for four, including a double and an RBI to lead the offense.
  • Tyler Thompson had two hits, including a double, and an RBI. Raudel Pena had a triple. Nice game, Panthers!

Sophomores beat Dekaney 11-0!

  • Justin Barnes didn't give up a hit in this three inning game while striking out seven!
  • The Panthers scored three in the first then 8 in the 2nd. Jake Laird had two hits and 1 RBI to lead the offense. Nice work, Panthers!

Panthers 8, Bearkats 1!

  • Wow! What a great performance by the Panthers!
  • Jackson Dietal was completely in command on the bump for the first five innings, throwing 0s on the board.
  • Meanwhile the Panther offense started with a leadoff single by Rhett Tomberlin in the bottom of the 1st. [Rhett was perfect at the plate tonight - 3 singles and a double in four appearances.] Mitchell Howe was hit. Eduardo Malinowski singled. Chase Cos singled in Rhett. Sam Campbell walked. Jackson Dietal doubled to score Eduardo, Chase and Sam. Score after one: Panthers 4; Bearkats 0. Great start.
  • Rhett Tomberlin scored in the 2nd on some excellent baserunning. Panthers 5; Bearkats 0.
  • Mitchell Howe singled in Rhett Tomberlin in the 4th. Chase Cos singled in Ben Content. Panthers 7; Bearkats 0.
  • Jackson ran into trouble in the 6th, allowing two singles, a HBP and another single to bring the score to 7-1. Enter Billy Summers on the mound with the bases loaded and no outs. The Bearkats had not lost since the first game of the season so they were ready to fight but it didn't take Billy long to end their comeback aspirations. A fly ball to Caden McMullen in RF, a strike out swinging and then a hard shot to left field and a great catch by a charging Conner Eddy ended the inning.
  • Dylan Singletary scored on an error in the bottom of the 6th. Panthers 8; Bearkats 1.
  • Billy got a great (awesome, even!) snag by Sam Campbell on a shot to 3rd. A strike out swinging notched the 2nd out. After a walk to put a runner on 1st Conner Eddy ended the game with a fly ball catch in LF. Great job, Billy Summers!
  • Congratulations, Panthers! That was a great, convincing win against a great team, by another great team! We are very proud of you.l Photos - Everything is now posted.

JV falls to Klein 7-3.

  • Tyler Thompson suffered the loss on the mound, surrenduring 7 runs on 7 hits with 2 BBs and 2 Ks over 4 innings. Cooper Ritz finished things with two innings of work, allowing 1 hit and 1 BB with 1 K.
  • Cooper Ritz had one hit with 2 RBIs and Ryan Gryder had one hit with 1 RBI to lead the Panthers.

Sophomores defeat Klein 5-3!

  • Devon Patel got the win on the mound, surrendering three runs on five hits with 4 BBs and 4 Ks over six innings.
  • Mason Dietel had an RBI double to lead the offense. The Panthers took the lead with three runs in the 4th, then added one in the 5th and one in the 6th.
  • Nice work, Panthers!


JV splits a pair at Tomball.

  • The Panthers took game one of this non-district doubleheader 3-0. Josh Seale got the complete game win, scattering 7 hits (0 BBs) over 7 innings and striking out four. Ryan Gryder led the offense with a triple and two doubles.
  • A Warren Blair two RBI double in the 2nd gave the Panthers a lead in game two and Cameron long singled in Nash McClelland in the 3rd to extend the lead to 6-0. But the Cougars tied it in the 4th and then scored one in the 6th and final inning to take a 4-3 decision.

Varsity gets a key win over Klein Forest, 11-4!

  • The Panthers entered the night tied with KF in 3rd place at 3-2. So this was really a critical game. Kudos to the Panthers for going to KF and getting the win!
  • A Rhett Tomberlin walk, a Chase Cos single and an error allowed Rhett and Eduardo Malinowski to score and give the Panthers the lead in the 1st.
  • Ben Content threw 0s on the board in the 1st and 2nd. The Panthers grabbed a 5-0 lead in the top of the 3rd on hits by Mitchell Howe, Jackson Dietal, Conner Eddy and Dylan Singletary and a Chase Cos walk. But a couple of Panther errors and a double allowed the Golden Eagles to answer with three of their own in the bottom of the 3rd.
  • The Panthers broke it open in the top of the 5th with four runs on a couple of walks, a couple of KF errors, and singles by Dylan Singletary and Mitchell Howe, bringing the score to 9-3. KF had a lead off HR in the bottom of the 5th but Ben got out of that without further damage. Then the Panthers added two in the top of the 6th on walks by JD Noey and Alek Arellano and a big Conner Eddy double.
  • Ben Content got the win on the mound with six innings of work, allowing 4 runs (only 1 earned) on 7 hits and 2 BBs and 9 Ks. Nice work, Ben! Billy Summers closed things in the 7th with 0 runs on 0 hits and 0 BBs with 2 Ks. Great work also, Billy!

JV wins a nail biter over KF, 3-2!

  • Thank you, Ryan Gryder! More on that momentarily.
  • The Panthers started things off right in the 1st. Justin Barnes struck out three in the top half and Nash McClelland hit a dramatic 2 out triple to score Justin (who singled) and Cameron Long (who walked). Justin had a 1-2-3 second on the mound and Warren Blair sacrificed home Mason Moskowicz to make the lead 3-0. Justin threw 0s on the board again in the 3rd, 4th and 5th - recording 9 Ks in the process - for a really nice night.
  • The 6th inning was not as nice. Justin hit the first batter in the back. Then a Panther error brought the score to 3-1 with a runner on 2nd. Two walks loaded the bases and ended Justin's night. Enter Ryan Gryder on the mound. Ryan likes drama so he walked the first guy to bring the score to 3-2 with 0 outs. It's hard to be in a tougher position for a pitcher.
  • Then Ryan went to work. Ground ball back to Ryan - throw to Aaron Lynch at home plate - runner out. Strike out swinging. 2 away. Strike out swinging. Inning over. The Panthers couldn't muster any run support, so back to Ryan. Strike out swinging. Strike out swinging. Strike out swinging. Game over. Lawyers have a favorite latin expression - res ipsa loquitor ("the thing speaks for itself"). Photo gallery.

Sophomores score 14-4 win over Forest!

  • The Panthers spotted KF a 3-0 lead in the first inning as they just didn't look ready to play when the game started. They did manage one run in the bottom of that stanza, thanks to a dropped pop fly. Unfortunately the strategy of hitting pop flies proved unsuccessful for the remainder of the first two innings.
  • The Panthers were in gear by the third and got on the top half of the ball and - guess what? - scored 11 runs! They added two more in the 4th. KF managed one in the top of the 5th but the game ended on both the run rule and time limit. Reese Leleux had three hits and Luke McCoy, Jacob Mata and Kolby McCorkle all had two RBIs.
  • Mason Dietel got the win on the mound, pitching 2 1/3 innings and allowing 0 runs on 1 hit, 0 BBs and 2 Ks. Ultimately a really nice win by the Panthers! Photos gallery.

Diamond Girls

Standings - all three levels

  • Courtesy of Coach Darneal
  • Click here. [Note that we don't have all the sub-varsity scores from Tuesday's games yet.]

Varsity wins 11-5 over Montgomery!

  • Jackson Dietal got the start and pitched two innings, allowing four runs. Trevor Gracey pitched the final five innings, allowing only a solo shot homerun.
  • Rhett Tomberlin, Sam Campbell, Parker Stroman, Eduardo Malinowski and Chase Cos all had doubles to lead the offense.

JV bests Montgomery 12-2 in five!

  • The Panthers scored 7 in the 2nd to take command and finished the game with two runs in the 5th.
  • Tyler Thompson got the win with a complete game, allowing two runs on six hits and 1 BB with 5 Ks.
  • Ryan Gryder and Raul Pena both had two hits to lead the Panthers offense.Cooper Ritz and Blake Fortunato both  had three RBIs.

Sophomores beat Montgomery 7-1!

  • Jacob Mata got the start and the win, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 4 BBs with 7 Ks. Justin Barnes wrapped things up in the 5th.
  • Luke McCoy and Dominic Romero both had two hits. Dominic had two RBIs. Nice work, Panthers. A photo gallery of the first two innings is now posted. [Sorry I had to save my camera equipment from the elements!]

Sophomores beat Spring 10-0!

  • The Panthers broke open a close game with six runs in the 4th inning.
  • Devon Patel got the start and the win on on the mound with four innings of work allowing 0 run on 1 hit, 3 BBs and 6 Ks. Tyler Thompson and Mason Anderton finished the job with one inning each, allowing a combined 0 runs on 0 hits and 3 Ks.
  • It was a team effort offensively. Only Mason Dietel had two of the Panthers 6 hits while Jacob DeGenarro and Kolby McCorkle had two RBIs.
  • Nice work, Panthers! Photo gallery.

JV run rules Spring behind Kevin Hoy gem 14-1!

  • Kevin Hoy surrendered just one 1st inning run on 2 hits with 3 BBs and 8 Ks. Great game, Kevin!
  • Plenty of run support also. The big blow was a bases loaded triple by Cameron Long to blow the game open in the 2nd. Cameron had 4 RBIs! Warren Blair, Nash McClelland, Justin Barnes, Adam Lipnicki, and Aaron Lynch all had two hits. Justin Barnes, Ryan Gryder and Kevin Hoy all had doubles.
  • Nice game, Panthers. Photo gallery.

Varsity blitzed by Spring 7-1.

  • The Panthers committed three errors, surrendered 11 hits and stranded way too many baserunners in scoring position. They just didn't get the key hits when we needed them or make the critical plays when they had to be made.
  • Andrew Morgan got the start and took the loss on the mound, giving up 6 runs (only three earned) on 7 hits, 1 BB with 1 K in two innings. Ben Content came on in relief in the 3rd and held the Lions to 1 run on 4 hits and 1 BB with 3 Ks over five innings.Nobody had two hits for the Panthers, who managed only 5 for the game, but Chase Cos did have a double.
  • This game is history. Put it behind you Panthers, turn the page and start fresh on Monday.

Panthers suffer 2-1 loss to Collins.

  • Well, folks, this was just a great baseball game by both teams. That just makes it harder to swallow the loss.
  • Jackson Dietel was magnificent on the mound, at least after a little bit of a shaky start in the first inning. After the Panthers took a 1-0 lead on a Rhett Tomberlin single and sacrifices by Mitchell Howe and Chase Cos, Jackson walked the leadoff in the bottom of the 2nd. An error, a single and a fielder's choice resulted in a 2-1 Tiger lead after one.
  • After that Jackson and Tiger pitcher Nick Mikolajchak threw zeros on the board the rest of the game. Nice work by Jackson, who threw well and demonstrated impressive poise in some trying moments. Great work also by battery mate Mitchell Howe. 2 runs on five hits, 2 BBs and 2 Ks.
  • Jackson also lead the offense with two of the Panthers six hits. Photo gallery.
  • We're disappointed for you Panthers, but proud of the effort. Regroup and go beat Spring at Panther Field on Thursday night!

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Sophs, JV both fall to Collins.

  • The JV game was tied 2-2 going into the 7th inning but the Tigers scored six in the top of that inning and the Panthers could only muster two in response, bringing the final to 8-4. Mason Moszkowics surrendered two runs in the first, then threw 0s on the board in the 2nd through 6th innings.
  • The Sophomore game was tied 2-2 heading into the 4th when the Tigers scored five. The Panthers got three in the bottom of the sixth but the game ended 7-5 on the time limit.

Varsity bests Westfield with 11-0 win in 5!

  • Sophomore starter Ben Content was very efficient, pitching a 1 hit, 0 walk, 4 K shutout in a game that lasted just 70 minutes. Great work, Ben!
  • Westfield starter Castellano wasn't bad either, holding the Panthers to one run in the 1st (RBI double by Conner Eddy) and throwing zeros on the board in the 2nd and 3rd.
  • The Panthers got on track in the 4th with a Jackson Dietal walk, and Eduardo Malinowski RBI double, a Sam Campbell RBI single, and a Rhett Tomberlin sacrifice. Panthers 4; Westfield 1.
  • Coach Hernandez asked for five runs in the bottom of the 5th to end things. The Panthers scored six, despite a leadoff out. Three walks and a hit by pitch scored the 6th run. Eduardo Malinowski stole home for the 7th run. A Billy Summers RBI single plated the 8th run. A Rhett Tomberlin RBI single scored the 9th run. Finally a Mitchell Howe RBI line drive scored Billy and Rhett. Nice game, Panthers! Photo gallery.

JV gets run rule win over Westfield 15-1!

  • Josh Seale gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three during his three innings of work to get the win on the mound. Justin Barnes finished things with three innings allowing 1 run on 1 hit, 2 BBs and 4 Ks.
  • Trevor Howe had 3 hits, 1 BB and 1 RBIs, Justin had 2 hits and 2 RBIs, Adam Lipnicki had 2 hiits and 2 RBIs, Nash McClelland had 1 hit and 3 RBIs, and Warren Blair had 1 hit, 1 BB and 2 RBIs.
  • Nice work, Panthers! Enjoy the rest of spring break! Photo gallery.

Varsity beats Dekaney 13-3!

  • The Panthers had a slow start, trailing 3-1 at one point, but a fast finish.
  • Andrew Morgan got the start and the win, going six innings and giving up just three runs on three hits and four BBs with 11 Ks. Tristan Oakes finished things in the 7th by striking out the side. Nice work, gentlemen. 
  • Caden McMullens led the offense with 3 hits while Eduardo Malinowski, Sam Campbell and Mitchell Howe added two each. Sam had four RBIs. Congratulations, Panthers. Go get Westfield!

Sophomores blast Montgomery twice, 7-1 and 14-3!

  • Nice work by these guys as they run their season record to 10-2! That's an amazing record against really tough competition. 
  • In the first game the Panthers scored 3 in the 2nd, 3 in the 5th and 1 in the 6th. Anthony Wilson had 2 hits and 2 RBIs to lead the attack. Jacob DeGenarro had two hits as did Kyle Bishop. Aaron Kersey notched the win on the mound, going 3 innings with 1 hit, 2 BB and 2 Ks. Cameron Tibolo went 2 2/3 innings with two hits and 2 BBs and Logan Balmanno ended it with 0s in the 6th and final inning. Photo gallery coming for this one.
  • A sacrifice fly by Jacob Mata in the first inning and a walk by Logan Balmanno, an RBI single by Kyle Bearden, a two-run double by Jacob Mata, a two-run single by Luke McCoy, and a two-run single by Kolby McCorkle during the second inning gave the Panthers a 9-0 lead after two. Luke and Kolby both had three hits. Luke had an amazing 5 RBIs and Kolby 2. Kyle Bearden had 2 hits, 2 BBs, scored 4 times and had an RBI!
  • Tyler Thompson recorded the win, allowing one run over three innings. He struck out three, walked four and surrendered one hit. Photo gallery.

Varsity bests a good Memorial team 8-5!

  • The Panthers scored 8 runs on 11 hits and 2 BBs with 2 errors (on one play). The Mustangs had 5 runs on 6 hits and 3 BBs with 2 errors. It was a good game that the Panthers broke open with six runs in the bottom of the 3rd. The Mustangs answered with 3 runs in the 4th but Panther starter Jackson Dietal showed poise in ending the threat.
  • Billy Summers took the mound in the 5th and went 1 1/3 innings before giving way to Sam Campbell in the 6th. Same was so pumped after his solo shot HR in the bottom of the 5th that's it's amazing we was able to throw a strike, but he ended the threat and then ended the game in the 7th. [Just kidding, Sam. Great game, young man!]
  • Other than Sam's HR, Chase Cos, Eduardo Malinowski, and Caden McMullen all had two hits to lead the offense. Great game, Panthers! Photo gallery.

Sophs and JV both get run rule wins over Dekaney to start district! 

  • Dekaney scored first in the Sophomore game with a run in the top of the first. That was all the Panthers gave them. The Panthers answered with 5 in the first, 2 in the 2nd, 5 in the 3rd and 2 in the 4th. The game ended on the run rule after the top of the 5th. Panthers 14; Dekaney 1.
  • The Panthers had 9 hits but nobody had two, so it was a team thing. Cameron Tobola did score twice, had a hit, a BB and an RBI.
  • Luke McCoy got the start and the win on the mound. He was assisted by Ethan Litherland, Kyle Bishop and Ben Brown. Nice work, Panthers. Photo gallery.
  • The JV game featured a 3 RBI home run by Justin Barnes on the way to a 13-1. 6 runs in the 1st and the 3rd and one in the 4th. Brent Morgan had two hits. Trevor Howe and Raudel Pena both had 2 RBIs on 1 hit.
  • Mason Moszkowicz got the win on the mound, allowing just 1 hit and 0 BBs with 6 Ks over three innings. Wesley Casey finished the job, allowing one run on 2 BBs with 0 hits and 3 Ks. Nice game, Panthers! Photo gallery.

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