Perry handed Veterans its first loss of the young baseball season. The Panthers won 6-3 at home. A four-run first proved to be the catalyst. The Warhawks cut that to 4-1 after two and got within a run after scoring two across in the fourth. But Perry managed to add a couple of insurance runs – one in the fifth and one in the sixth – to help secure the win.
The Warhawks did out-hit the Panthers 6-5, but four errors didn’t help their cause; Perry had one.
Dylan Butler and Ben McDow each drove in two of Perry’s. The first was 1-3 with a run scored. The second was 1-4. Tanner Knowles also had a pair of doubles and a walk while scoring once.
Jarrett Pierce and J.J. Howe each earned the only RBIs for Veterans. Pierce was 1-4. Howe was 1-1 – a homerun – with a pair of walks.
Perry, which improved to 2-3 – Veterans is 3-1 – used a pair of pitchers in the win. Jonah Wynn worked four innings. Wyatt Doyle worked the final three. Wynn gave up six hits, the three runs, struck out seven and walked two. Doyle also struck out seven and walked one.
Elsewhere, Northside earned its first win of the season. It was a 12-11 walk-off – a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh – win of Peach County.
The Eagles are now 1-4.