|RGC records 2-game sweep of
The Medina Valley Panthers’ 2013 baseball season ended in a pair
of games over the weekend, as they fell to Rio Grande City, 4-2 and
8-4 in the area playoffs.
The Panthers’ season ends with a record of 28-4, while the
Rattlers will advance to the region quarterfinals to face Corpus
Christi Moody this weekend.
After two scoreless innings on Friday, May 10, at Veterans’ Field
in Laredo, Rio Grande City got on the board with two runs in the
bottom of the third. The Panthers made a late push, scoring twice to
tie the game in the top of the sixth. But RGC answered immediately to
take a 4-2 lead, which they held through the Panthers’ at-bat in the
top of the seventh.
Nathan Stein and Kyle Moos both recorded two hits for MV.
Defensively, four errors proved costly for the Panthers.
Rain in Laredo forced the series to be moved to Crystal City on
Saturday, May 11, and RGC had the hot bats early, scoring eight runs
in the first three innings. the Panthers scored single runs in the
bottom of the third, fifth, sixth and seventh, but were never able to
put together the big inning to get themselves back in the game.
Blake Owen and Jonathan Groff both had two hits for the Panthers,
who outhit the Rattlers, 9-8, on Saturday.