The Pinnacle Panthers baseball team concluded their season on Friday with a doubleheader against Tabiona. Pinnacle lost 4-0 and 12-1.
According to Panthers coach Cameron Gardner, the team played well in the first game, but struggled in the second. “Tabiona pitched their best player, but we did well against him,” Gardner explained. “We had a few errors that equaled runs, which hurt us.”
Gardner went on by saying that his team struggled throughout the season with doubleheader games. “It seems like we just can’t play two solid games back-to-back,” he said. “That’s something we need to change next year.”
Going into the competition against Tabiona, the Panthers had the opportunity to either advance to the state 1A tournament or end the season at home. With two losses, Pinnacle concluded their season and will not move on to the state competition. “We controlled our own destiny,” coach Gardner stated. “It could have went either way. I am proud of these kids. This season was fun to watch as a coach.”
With most of the team returning next year, Gardner is excited about the next fall season. “We have good kids who plan on returning and they all have good attitudes,” he concluded.
Pinnacle finishes the regular season 6-7 and 7-12, overall.