Panthers win streak at 15 after sweep of Billy Goats
GRANGER- Fresh off of an HD Classic championship win, the Granger Panthers hosted their cross town rival Twin Branch Billy Goats at Snead Field.
Earlier in the week the Panthers shocked the wiffleball world as they traded long time Panther Tyler Serosynski to the Goats.
Tiki has established himself as a solid wiffleball player on both sides so Twin Branch has to be feeling great about that trade. The trade definitely added a little extra flare to what was going to be an already entertaining series.
The Goats were excited to show off their new addition as Tiki took the mound in Game 1 against his former team.
With the wind calm headinginto the series, both teams knew that each run would be crucial. Twin Branch came to play early as they scored 2 runs in the Top of the 1st.
The Panthers quickly went 1-2-3 before the Goats added 2 more to take an early 4 run cushion. No lead is safe against Granger as the Panthers immediately responded with 5 runs of their own, taking a 5-4 lead heading into the 3rd.
The game was a back and forth battle throughout as both teams were pretty evenly matched. National League MVP candidate Alex Zarazee led the hitting charge for Granger as he tallied 7 out of the 10 Granger RBI's.
Behind Zarazee's bat and the Panther defense, Griffin Smith picked up his league leading 11th win on the mound as Granger took Game 1 by the score of 10-8.
Game 2 was another evenly matched affair as both teams traded multiple solo shots throughout the game. In the top of the 5th, Twin Branch scored a pair of runs to take a 7-6 lead.
The Panthers would then go 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 5th as Twin Branch was starting to taste what would have been a huge victory.