The Panther Press

Panthers Defeat Paris to Remain in Second Place in District

BaseballGreg Higgins
Jake Wynn about to deliver a pitch against Paris High Tuesday night.

Jake Wynn about to deliver a pitch against Paris High Tuesday night.

If there was any doubt on who the number two pitcher for the North Lamar Panthers, would be this season, Kevin Dickey probably put those to rest on Tuesday night. Dickey pitched brilliantly in a 5-3 victory over crosstown rival Paris High.

In the victory, Dickey went 6.1 innings, allowing three run (one earned) on two hits while striking out 12 batters. For the season Dickey has a 2.33 ERA.

Dickey also helped himself at the plate. Kevin went 2-4 and drove in three RBI for North Lamar. He brought home the go-ahead run to give the Panthers the lead in the sixth inning. With the score tied at two, Dickey doubled to score Austin Stephens.

With the score 2-0 in favor of the Wildcats, it was Dickey that got the Panthers on the board. After Ty Jones worked a walk, Jake Wynn reached on an error. With runners at second and third, Dickey ripped a single into left field which scored Wes Culbertson (courtesy runner) and Wynn.

The game would remain tied until Dickey's double in the sixth. Brayden Steed would drive in the other two runs for the Panthers in the sixth inning. With the win, North Lamar is now 5-2 in District and will play Pleasant Grove on Friday. Pleasant Grove was beaten by Atlanta Tuesday which means North Lamar will have a chance to move into a first place tie if they can get the victory.