By CHRISSY SMITH
The Northshore Panthers were seeded 28th in the Class 5A baseball playoffs, but the local team knew they were better than that. Their skills were tested Tuesday on the road against No. 5 Jesuit where the Panthers allowed only one run, but it was one too many as the home team won, 1-0.
“It’s a tough pill to swallow,”?Northshore Head Coach Rick Mauldin said.
Jesuit led off the fourth inning with an infield single.With the next batter, a hit and run was called, which put runners on first and third with no outs. Then a sacrifice fly to right scored the only run of the game.
A.J. Garza started the game for NHS. He had the first hit in the ball game for the Panthers, which was a single, and then a double later in the game. From the mound, he gave up one walk, two RBI and struck out one.
The only other hit for NHS was from Hayden Nugent who had a single.
Northshore finished the season 17-12 overall.