Michael Walls slides into the tag of the Horseshoe Bend catcher during Monday’s season-opening win. Photo by David Goodwin
Michael Walls slides into the tag of the Horseshoe Bend catcher during Monday’s season-opening win. Photo by David Goodwin
The Elmore County High Panthers opened the season with a bang Monday night, knocking off the Horseshoe Bend Generals 16-6.

ECHS bats swing to life in victory over Horseshoe

Published 11:15am Monday, February 25, 2013

“That was a good win for us,” said head coach Wendell Jackson. “We played hard and swung the bats really well.”
Three Panthers – Coy Holley, Tyler Black and Hunter Fulmer each went 4-for-4 at the plate – and Michael Wayne Walls and Jordan Lowe added three hits each.
The Panthers started filling the bases from the first pitch.
Holley’s leadoff walk was followed by an RBI single by Black.
Then Fulmer drove in two more with a double, and Jordan Lowe pushed Fulmer home with another two-bagger.
Brandon Arnold’s sac fly brought Lowe home, giving Elmore County a first-inning lead of 5-0.
And the hits kept coming from there, en route to a season-opening victory against the 2A Generals. The Panthers were due to face Benjamin Russell in Alexander City Wednesday afternoon.
Then they’ll come home to face the Reeltown Rebels Saturday.
The first pitch will be thrown at noon.
Region play begins March 8, when the rival Tallassee Tigers visit the newly refurbished Tony McGhee Field.

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