At the plate, Crider went 2-for3 with a double and a RBI.
Broome launched a solo shot for the Panthers and went 2-for3 in the game.
Carson Carver earned the Wildcats’ only RBI of the game.
“It was good to end the day with a win,” Panther head coach Barrett Ragsdale said.
“Crider was huge for us. He wasn’t on his best stuff, but he managed to give us seven innings. Batting- wise, Dawson Broome came through with a big home run to give us some security. I don’t think we’re playing our best ball right now, so hopefully we can get some things cleaned up before area play starts.”
Wildcat head coach Tyler Driskell thought the Wildcats played well, but “Spring Garden had a few timely hits that we didn’t.”
In the final game of the day, the Tigers cruised to an 11-3 victory over Sand Rock.
Keaton Kilgro earned the win for the Tigers, striking out 11 and surrendering just three runs.
Dingler, Johnson, and Kilgro each contributed a pair of hits and a RBI for the Tigers.
For Sand Rock, Perry Stevens went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Seth Justice went 1-for-3 with a RBI.