Panthers Head into Final Stretch of Season
May 16, 2023
As of this writing, the varsity Panthers baseball team is up 6-4, heading into the final stretch of the regular season ranked 3rd behind the Hazen Wildcats and Green Mountain. The Panthers kicked off this month’s games with a streak of wins – taking down Lamoille 9-7, Harwood 18-13 -in what the Valley News characterized as a “wild one” – and Lake Region 13-7 in a sixth inning comeback. The Panthers faced two strong Division II teams last week, both headed toward a DII title run. Breaking the win streak, the Panthers fell 9-4 to Spaulding, 9-1 to Lyndon.
On Saturday, they were back on top with a decisive win versus rival Oxbow. Coach Phil Chaput said, “We were very productive today at the plate. We were disciplined and hit the ball well. Boone, Jake, Dempsey and JD set the tone today offensively. Xander gave us a great start and Sam came in and shut the door.” Up next, TA will welcome Randolph on Thursday and travel to North Country on Saturday.
TA’s softball team was recently featured in the Valley News in an article titled, “Here Come the Panthers.” After a tough season last year, the Panthers opened strong this year, showing new confidence on the field. Coach Michelle Morgan said, ““As every game goes on, they’re becoming more confident, which is awesome to see.” After a recent five game win streak, including a 19-18 win over Division II Spaulding, the Panthers finally fell to Lyndon (the defending VPA Division II champions). After another tough game vs. undefeated Oxbow, the Panthers stand 5-4 in 4th place overall. The Panthers host Randolph on Thursday and Lake Region for a double headers on Saturday.