The Paradise Panthers started the season by taking second at the Alvord Tournament over the weekend.
The Panthers went 3-1 at the tournament, scoring wins over Alvord, Henrietta and Fort Worth Carter-Riverside. Paradise fell to Krum in the championship game.
“It was good start for the year,” said Paradise coach Scott Broussard. “We just ran out of pitching in the fourth game.”
Braiden Black was named the Defensive Player of the Tournament. Kevin Jackson and Andrew Sims also earned all-tournament honors.
Paradise beat Alvord 16-4. Jackson drove in four runs, hitting a home run. Caleb Read also went deep, driving in two and finishing with three hits.
Paradise broke the game open with three runs in the fourth and seven in the fifth.
The Panthers outlasted Henrietta 10-7. Paradise trailed 5-0, entering the bottom of the fourth. Paradise then scored seven to take the lead. It added another three in the fifth to get the win.
Read went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Jackson drove in four runs.
Paradise beat Carter-Riverside 16-0. Toi Glover and Alex Hamby combined for a one-hit shutout.
Read and Glover drove in three runs each. Andrew Sims and Read both homered.
In the championship game, Paradise led 2-1 in the fourth. Krum then plated five to take the lead. It blew the game open with a eight-run seventh.
Read took the loss, allowing three earned runs in three innings. Jackson and Read drove in two runs each.