Sep. 23—LATTA — The Latta High School baseball team opened its playoff schedule in impressive fashion, breezing past Fletcher 13-0 in just three innings in a Class A District Tournament game Thursday at Panther Park.
The 14th-ranked Panthers improved to 13-13, while Fletcher fell to 3-17.
Results from Thursday's late games at the Latta district were not available at press time. The tournament continues today with games at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Panthers had seven hits, all singles, in their two at-bats and also took advantage of eight walks and a hit batter by two Fletcher hurlers.
Latta's Hunter Price finished 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Kaleb Goodwin went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Deakon Smith ended up 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored for the hosts.
Holden Lee finished 1-for-1 with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored, while Reese Littlefield had a hit and scored a run.
Sophomore Darien Miller tossed the first two innings for the Panthers and registered the mound win. He struck out three of the six batters he faced and didn't surrender a walk or a hit. Zeagan Stewart tossed the final frame and allowed one hit while striking out two of the four batters he faced.