Friday, March 18, 2016

The Winning Streak

The Palmetto Panthers are on an amazing winning streak towards the end of the season. They have won five straight and will be playing the Homestead Broncos later on today. They are hoping to win this district game and increase their winning streak to six straight. The Panthers did win their last district battle against the Broncos last week very easily, so hopefully they can do it again. Panther Baseball has been making a lot of noise lately and they will continue to get lots of attention if the winning continues. Since, the team has received buzz cuts after their last defeat against the South Dade Buccaneers they have been victorious since that day.

The Panthers will be on a huge journey to Sarasota this spring break to one of the biggest tournaments of the year. I believe they will be making even more noise up there while playing what they love to do. At the same time they will be on vacation together bonding, relaxing, and having a great time. Also, Head Coach Danny Smith made a bet a few weeks ago about winning five straight games and the Panthers actually completed it. The team will all be receiving brand new pairs of cleats. Soon the whole district will be jealous of the Palmetto Panthers and how fresh they look. Although, we are all animals on the field and the opponent will be our prey.


Friday, March 11, 2016

The Panthers are on a Roll

The Palmetto Panthers are on a nice winning streak this week. They were able to beat their opponents the past three games. First, they beat their district rivals, the Coral Reef Cudas, which are not very good this year. We should of knocked them out quickly, but we were able to beat them 4-2. Our offense has awaken in this game because everyone was able to hit the ball very well for the most part. Nick Labrada through a good game, but he could of pitched a lot better. Plus, our defense has been getting better lately which is crucial in baseball.

Next, the Panthers faced the Killian Cougars and it was a very intense, nail-biting game. This game decided if we would stay in second place in our district. We defeated the Cougars 2-0 and basically made them feel like little kitty cats. They were very disappointed for losing and the Panthers felt amazing, so they celebrated together at Hole in the Wall! Matt Turner pitched an outstanding complete game against Killian, which led to our victory! Our offense made a few mistakes, but it was good enough to win.

Finally, we absolutely destroyed the Homestead Broncos! They were the worse team we have faced this season so far. We knocked them out 16-1 and went home and celebrated. Our offense is what led to our victory we had more than ten hits that game and just kept scoring on their mistakes. The Panthers will be facing the Southridge Spartans at their home next week and they better be ready for our claws. 


Friday, March 4, 2016

The Buccaneers Prevailed

The Palmetto Panthers suffered a tragic district loss against  the South Dade Buccaneers. The Buccaneers are ranked #1 in Florida for high school baseball. We wanted to make a statement and win against them so everyone can know who we are. All this excitement to win just backfired on us when we lost 10-0. Hector Vazquez was on the mound pitching for the Panthers that night. He pitched a great game, but there were too many errors on the field and caused a four run lead. Thats not all that caused our defeat; our offense just couldn't hit while we had runner on base. After, Hector Vazquez was taken off the mound by Coach Smith, all hell broke loose and South Dade scored six more runs to finish the game.

The Panther did not only lose that game while on the field, but many things before that game caused our defeat. Their last few practices have been terrible, players have shown up late, there has been no discipline, and everything has been sloppy. Coach Smith was not happy at all with this so he decided to take action. He sat us all down for a team meeting and basically said things are going to be different
from now on. He said we need haircuts, clean shave, and give it our all from now on for the rest of our lives. Therefore, the team decided to all get buzz cuts together for team bonding, which was by far the worst idea we have ever had! The Panthers will take on the Coral Reef Cudas this Saturday on our home turf, so be there! The Panthers will come back!