The Paradise Panthers finished 2-2-1 over the weekend at the American Cancer Society Tournament.
Paradise coach Scott Broussard said the tournament was a good experience as District 9-2A play nears.
“We saw a lot better completion, and I thought we performed pretty good with the exception of game five,” he said.
Paradise pitcher and first baseman Kaleb Read made the all-tournament team. Read is hitting .300 with 11 RBIs. On the mound, he’s 0-2 with a 3.89 ERA.
Paradise started the tournament with an 11-1 win over Petrolia. Paradise took a 5-0 lead with a three-run second inning.
Kevin Jackson went 3-for-4 with five RBIs in the win.
Paradise followed the win with a 12-7 victory over Olney. Down 3-1, Paradise put up eight runs in the fourth to take the lead en route to the win.
Caleb Read and Kaleb Read each drove in three runs. Paradise finished with 15 hits.
The Panthers were on the short end of a 13-4 game against Southwest Christian. All four of Paradise’s runs came in the fifth inning. Toi Glover went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Paradise fell to Iowa Park 3-1. Kaleb Read took the loss, allowing two earned runs on five hits.
Paradise had just two hits against Iowa Park pitching.
The Panthers closed the tournament with a 8-8 tie against Seymour. Paradise scored three runs in the sixth to tie the game.
Braiden Black went 2-for-3. Black and Kaleb Read each doubled. Read drove in a pair of runs.