PANOLA WINS SERIES OPENER AGAINST PARIS 8-5
3/6/14- The Ponies won the opening game of their 3 game conference series with Paris. Hayden Nixon picked up his 5th win of the year by going 6 innings and giving up 2 runs. Offensively, the Ponies had 13 hits. Greg Martens, Hunter Owens, Victor Claudio, Nick Marshall and Clint Cage all had 2 hits apiece.
The Ponies will complete the series with Paris on Saturday, March 8 with a DH starting at 1:00 pm in Carthage.
2 PONIES SIGN WITH DIVISION 1 SCHOOLS
MATT SPRUILL, INF- SIGNS WITH MISSISSIPPI STATE
PRESTON GUILLORY, RHP- SIGNS WITH TCU
5 PONIES SELECTED TO TX/NM JUCO ALL STAR GAME
Back Row- Greg Martens-OF, Head Coach-Todd Shelton, Robbie Petty-RHP
Front Row- Adam Atkins-RHP, Matt Spruill-INF, Clint Cage-OF/1B, Preston Guillory-RHP
2 FORMER PONIES FALL SHORT OF CHAMPIONSHIP
Two former Panola Ponies fell short in the their quest for a National Championship this week in Omaha, Nebraska. Nick Ammirati- C and Brett Pirtle- 2B, both had starting roles for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs. The Bulldogs lost to UCLA in the Championship Series. They finished the year with a 51-18 record.#17- Nick Ammirati-C, was a 2011 graduate of Panola College, where he was and All-Conference catcher. Nick was also drafted out of high school in 2009 by the Florida Marlins. He is from Sparta, NJ.
#13- Brett Pirtle-2B, was a 2012 graduate of Panola College, where he was an All-Conference infielder. Brett was a second team all SEC selection. He is from Tyler, TX. Brett had a 43-game on-base streak end Tuesday's loss to UCLA. He tied for the most hits in the CWS with seven.
6 PONIES SELECTED TO REGION 14 ALL ACADEMIC TEAM
Steven Schlett- A sophomore from Port Neches, TX. has a 3.80 gpa. Stephen is a transfer from Lamar.
Clint Cage- A freshman from Carthage, TX has a 3.60 gpa. Clint led the team in homerunswith 7 and doubles with 10.
Michael Donovan- A sophomore from Clear Brook High School in Houston, TX has a 3.51 gpa.
Gavin Williamson- A sophomore from Carthage, TX has a 3.50 gpa. Gavin led the Ponies baseball team on the mound this year with a 8-3 record and a 2.95 ERA. Gavin will continue his education at UT Tyler.
Hunter Hagler- A sophomore from Vidor, TX has a 3.29 gpa. Hunter led the team in hitting with a .354 avg. and rbi's with 32. Hunter has accepted a scholarship to play baseball and continue his education next year at Oklahoma State University.
Tyler Stallings- A freshman from Splendora, TX has a 3.28 gpa.
Pictured from left to right- Clint Cage, Hunter Hagler, Gavin Williamson, Michael Donovan, Stephen Schlett, and Tyler Stallings