Apr

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 20, 2016

special olympics 3

Monitor Photo/Ryan Moulds
Runners Jason Wilson (left) and Arthur Wright are awarded medals for their preformances in the 300M dash in the Mabank Special Olympics, April 15.

Apr

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 20, 2016

Trey Neighbors

Monitor Photo/Ryan Moulds
Mabank pitcher Trey Neighbors attemps to pick off a runner from first base in his team’s 5-1 loss to Crandall April 15. Neighbors pitched all seven innings for the Panthers.

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
MABANK–The Mabank Panthers baseball team lost their district match-up against Crandall 5-1, April 15.
Trey Neighbors started on the mound for Mabank and played all seven innings of the game.
Crandall scored the first run of the game in the first inning off a sacrifice fly that made the game 1-0. Mabank got the ball in the bottom of the first and led things off with a walk by Chase Bailey and a single by Dalton Penix. A double play by Crandall spoiled the good start to the inning and Mabank was unable to score any runs.
Crandall led off the second inning with a double off Neighbors but the Mabank defense did not allow a run. Clay Conway got on base for the Panthers but did not score. Crandall was still up 1-0 headed to the third inning.
Crandall didn’t score in the third inning. Bailey singled for Mabank and eventually reached third base but a ground out by Ty Winkelvoss ended the inning with no scoring for either team.
Neighbors pitched well to begin the fourth inning. He struck out the first two Crandall batters but Mabank gave up a run on an error that made it 2-0. Corey Flores singled in the bottom half of the inning for Mabank but the Panthers again could not score.
Things continued to go wrong for Mabank in the fifth inning when a wild pitch allowed Crandall to score a run and make the game 3-0. Penix singled in the bottom of the fifth but the Panthers continued to struggle in getting batters home.
Mabank had a amazing defensive play in the next inning to prevent a fourth run. A Crandall player tried to steal home base but would be thrown out at home by Neighbors. Penix applied the tag to end the inning. Mabank again didn’t score in the bottom half of the inning.
Crandall loaded the bases with one out in the top of the seventh inning. A wild pitch and error on the same play made the score 5-0. Mabank went into the bottom of the seventh needing five runs to stay alive.
Pearson Johahhesen singled to get things started and Winklevoss doubled to knock him in on the next at bat, that made the score 5-0. Mabank grounded out to end the game in a 5-1 loss.
Mabank returns to action April 22 when they host Athens, who is first in district play this year.

Apr

15

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 15, 2016

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
ATHENS–The Athens Hornets baseball team stayed perfect in district after a 11-0 run rule victory over the Mabank Panthers April 9.
Neither team allowed a run in the first two innings. athens fianlly broke through and took a 1-0 lead in the third. After Mabank failed to score, Athens scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to win on a run rule.
Brandon Boyd was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored. Cameron Woodard was 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored, Paden Quade was 2-for-3 and Alex Fernandez was 2-for-3.
Emanuel Hernandez started on the mound for Athens and did not allow a single run.
Athens is now 12-6 on the season and still has not lost a game in district play.