The search for dry ground to play the Area matchup between the Blanco Panthers and the East Bernard Brahmas forced the originally scheduled best 2 out of 3 game series to a single game clash with the Panthers falling 0-2.
On Friday the Panthers and Brahmas should have played their first game at Bastrop High School, but Thursday night rains changed those plans. The Friday game was then scheduled to play at LBJ high School in Johnson City. Moments before game time lightning, followed by torrential rain, cancelled the game. With no time left to play 3 games, the series was rescheduled for Saturday at 7 pm in Weimar. The game didn’t actually begin until 8:30, as the Blanco and East Bernard teams and fans waited for a 5A playoff game to end.
Layne Lassberg and James Leachman pitched for the Panthers. Josh McCaslin was the catcher. Chase Glowka made several good defensive plays at right field. The Panthers, of course, didn’t get the results they hoped for with the Brahmas making outstanding stops on Panther hits.
The Panthers finish an awesome season with a 27-6 record as Co-District Champions and Area finalists.
Senior members of the Panther baseball team are Colton Childress, Sam Isenberg, Chad Marshall, Skylar Itz, Ian Ray, T J Hardin, Jessie Ruiz, James Leachmann, Layne Lassberg, and Ryan Wagner Davis.