WEBBERS FALLS – The Porum Panthers varsity got off to a quick start and shut out the Webbers Falls Warriors 4-0 Tuesday night.
The first inning for the visiting Panthers proved to be enough to return home with a win. After two consecutive walks given up by Warriors pitcher Ben Ward, Porum cashed in thanks to a pass ball advancing the base runners and two consecutive sacrifice grounders to Brendon Goodman by Rylind Tillery and Cooper Franklin, put Porum on the scoreboard 2-0.
Panthers hurler Braydon Catron, was perfect through 4 innings setting down the Warriors 1-2-3 including six strike outs. Catron struck out 11 Warriors over his five innings pitched allowing only two hits.
In the fifth Catron allowed his first runner by hitting D Morgan. The first hit for Webbers Falls came in that inning when Blaze Herriman finally got to Catron with a single to center field, but Morgan was stopped at third.
With one away in the top of the sixth after a walk to Tillery, Catron grounded to short but an Isaiah Terrell errant throw to first scored Tillery for the 4-0 Panther lead.
Isaiah Sallee came in in relief for Porum in the bottom of the sixth and finished the game with four k’s in the seven batters he faced.
The Warriors will be back in action Thursday when the travel to Keota and the Panthers return home to take on Arkoma.