Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Panthers play well in Castor Tournament

CASTOR — The Doyline Panthers went 1-1 in the Castor Tournament over the weekend.

The Panthers beat Red River, 12-2, on Friday, and then lost to Downsville, 6-2, on Saturday.

Doyline 12, Red River 2

The Panthers' Luke Watson (1-0) got his first win of the season in Friday's win.

"Luke pitched strikes and gave us a chance," Doyline coach John Austin said. "He had 10 strikeouts in six innings and did a real good job."

Peyton Goerner led the offense with two singles and a double, and Gage Brunson added two singles. Cole Lillig, James Gaynor, Zach Jordan, Garrett Smith and Kevin Bolen all added base hits.

"Our offense took a little while to get going, but late in the game we broke it open and took care of business," Austin said.

Downsville 6, Doyline 2

Austin was pleased with Friday's win, but the Panthers faced a tougher battle Saturday against Downsville.

"We hit a road block against a pretty good team," Austin said. "Downsville was 10 and 0 coming into our Saturday game, and they beat us 6-2."
Doyline led 2-1, and then Downsville changed pitchers.

"They had to bring in thier number one guy in the fourth," Austin said. "He throws a lot harder than what we are used to hitting (87 to 88 mph)."

Zach Jordan (1-1) took his first loss of the season pitching 6 2/3.

"Zach kept us close all the way till the end," Austin said. "They scored three runs on us in the top of the seventh to go ahead. I brought Gage in to get the last out.

We just couldn't get any offense going after we scored those first two runs."

Goerner led the offense with a triple and a double. Cole Lillig, Watson, Brunson, Micheal Augustine and Jordan all added singles.

Doyline won't play again until Thursday in the Stanley Tournament. They play Logansport at 3:15 p.m. and then Northwood following that game.

The Panthers'record now is 6-3.






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