Panthers pound Cardinals again

Andrew Alexander


Panthers pound Cardinals again

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

After falling to Riverside by 10 the day before, Adamsville could not piece together enough hits to give itself a better result on April 24 when they took on the Panthers at home.

Riverside 13, Adamsville 3

Just looking at the stats, one would think the score of the game is a misprint considering AHS lost to Riverside 13-3 on April 23. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, it is not.

After taking two poundings from the Panthers on consecutive days, Cardinal head coach Steven Lambert said his team needed to shake it off and get ready to see Riverside again in the district tournament.

“We know we are better than we showed,” he said. “We have to improve and get ready to see them again.”

Riverside scored three runs in the first. After falling behind early the day before, the Cards looked as if they were not going to roll over.

“We answered Riverside’s three in the first, but couldn’t manage much more as the game went on,” Lambert said. “Disappointing last two days as we felt, going in, that we matched up well with the Panthers, but we didn’t show it.”

Montell Johnson took the loss after throwing four complete inning for Adamsville, and Josh Burks came in to relieve Johnson in the fifth.

Jalen Kendall was 2-for-3 on the day with a run scored and a run driven in, and the only other Adamsville offensive production came off a Josh Chappell 2-run home run: his ninth of the year.

 

Box Score R   H  E

RHS 3 0 5 1 3 1 x 13 10 01

AHS 3 0 0 0 0 0 x 03 05 02

(AHS) Jalen Kendall: 2-3, RBI, R; Josh Chappell: 1-2, 2RBI, HR, R; Kasey Hurley: 1-3, R; Hunter McSwain: 1-3