BEAUMONT, Texas — Panola is just one win away from the a Region XIV Championship appearance after a 15-run explosion Monday night at Lamar University's Vincent-Beck Stadium
The Ponies jumped ahead of Alvin with a six-run second inning, highlighted by Kade Clemens' towering grand slam over the left field wall.
Panola is stockpiled with local talent that includes Justyn Romero (Bridge City), Derrick Gordon (Central), Austin Bost (PNG), Michael Lee (LCM), Michael Soisson (Jasper), Chad Dallas (West Orange-Stark and Cameron Stansbury. The Ponies roster also includes a standout from just outside our area, Ryan Snell (Hardin).
On the other side of the diamond, Brandon Petix (PNG) was the only local playing for the Dolphins.
Panola will now face Navarro at 5:00 pm, while Alvin will try to bounce back at 1:00 against Blinn.
REGION XIV TOURNAMENT
Blinn 8 Laredo 1 (Laredo eliminated)
Wharton 7 Bossier Parish 5 (Bossier Parish eliminated)
Navarro 13 Angelina 3
Panola 15 Alvin 9
Angelina vs Wharton, 10:00 am
Alvin vs Blinn, 1:00 pm
Navarro vs Panola, 5:00 pm
Angelina/Wharton winner vs Alvin/Blinn winner, 8:00 pm