After falling to the Weimar Wildcats in the state quarter-finals two weeks ago, the Blanco Panthers ended one of their most successful baseball seasons ever. As a team, the Panthers finished in the top three of the record book in twelve different categories, while tying or setting new marks for doubles (83) and games played (36). Other statistics where the 2010 Panthers left their mark in the top three all-time included: program wins (43), plate appearances (1213), at bats (972), runs scored (343), hits (365), RBIs (284), triples (13), hit by pitch (74), double plays (22) and on-base percentage (.527). Individually, 25 names were added to individual statistics of the record book. Senior Tyler Tredaway saw his name appear eleven different times, seven of which would be as the new record holder for runs scored (63), hits (59), doubles (17), triples (6), stolen bases (38), games played (36), and stolen bases in a game (4). Tyler also cracked the top three in plate appearances (148), at bats (121), singles (36), and career triples (6). Also leaving a mark was senior John Pepper. John set or tied new marks for RBIs in a season (56) and home runs in a game (2) twice, while ranking in the top three in on-base percentage (.649), slugging percentage (.979), put outs (201), and walks (24). Returning players who put their names in the record book to chase next year included Ethan Evans and Clint Dreyer. Ethan tied the season mark for hit by pitch (18), while Clint ranked in the top three for at-bats (120), singles (36), contact percentage (.942), games pitched (16), complete games pitched (7), batters faced (328), and games started on the mound (12).
Although Blanco fell short of their goal of making it to the state tournament, Weimar proved to be a strong opponent before losing 4 to 3 to Rogers in the bottom of the 7th in what proved to be the first regional finals play-off game hosted by Blanco. Rogers, who will represent region IV at the state tournament, had also eliminated Johnson City and Comfort en route to Austin.
Next year, the Panthers will return to region 1 in West Texas, competing in district 8-AA. District opponents will include Comfort, Harper, Ingram, and Junction.