Early Lead, Tie Game Until the 8th Inning, Not Enough for the Panthers

Panthers Vs. RaidersThe Panthers grabbed an early lead and went toe-to-toe for seven more innings, but were unable to hold on in an eventual 7-3 loss at home to the Loudoun County Raiders Tuesday, April 16th.

The bottom of the first saw the Panthers hit right away and lead, 1-0. Freshman Grace Wild kicked things off at the dish with a double before scoring on sophomore Logan Mehalic’s RBI double.

The Raiders answered with one in the second for a 1-1 score until the bottom of the second when the Panthers came back with two more. Freshman Charlotte Bass and senior Anna Zembar led off with singles and then scored on Wild’s single.

Wild had a hot bat for the Panthers, going 3-4 with two RBIs and scoring one run. A 3-1 Panthers lead was finally broken in the sixth when the Raiders tied three hits together to even things up.

With the score 3-3 until the eighth inning, the Raiders eventually strung some hard hits together to edge the Panthers 7-3.

Kiley Jacobus got the win for Loudoun County High School, allowing three runs over eight innings. She struck out 15, walked one and surrendered nine hits.

In addition to Wild and Mehalic, Panthers’ offense included Bass (2-4, 1 run), Zembar (2-4) and sophomore Lauren Pollock (1-4).

Game Summary courtesy of Kim Wild
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
PFHS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 5
LCHS 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 7 9 1

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Panthers Outscore Park View Patriots 16-8

PanthersVsPatriotsPanther Game Pictures!Fans were treated to an offensive duel Monday, April 15th, as the visiting Panthers outscored Park View High School 16-8 in seven innings.

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, with ten lead changes in the game. Panthers accounted for 21 of the 27 hits.

Like BarndtHouse on Facebook!After two scoreless innings, the Patriots picked up a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third. The Panthers answered with one in the fourth then added three more in the fifth for a 4-2 edge. The Patriots matched with three runs of their own and a 5-4 score. The pendulum swung again in the Panthers’ favor with four more hits and three more runs scored.

Check the Calendar for the next Game!At the top of the sixth with the score 8-7 in the Patriots’ favor, the Panthers bore down and grabbed the final lead in the seventh, going up for good on a two-run single by freshman Charlotte Bass, plating freshman Aubrey Olsen and sophomore Lauren Pollock. Seven more hits followed, scoring nine runs.

Visit the Team Pages on BarndtHouse!Bass (3-3, 1 double, 2 singles, 3 RBIs, 3 runs) led the offense along with Junior Tiffany Barndt (3-6, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Pollock (3-5, 2 RBIs, 2 runs), senior Anna Zembar (2-5, 3 RBIs), junior Emily Vayo (3-5, 2 runs), Olsen (2-5, 1 RBI, 2 runs), junior Kaitlyn Whitaker (2-5, 1 RBI, 1 run), and sophomore Vanessa Swall (2-4, 2 runs), sophomore Logan Mehalic (1-4, 2 RBIs, 1 run).

Olsen got the win, pitching five innings while sophomore Logan Mehalic threw for two.

Game Summary courtesy of Kim Wild
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
PVHS 0 0 2 0 3 3  0 8 6 1
PFHS 0 0 0 1 3 3 9 16 21 8


Panthers Top Tuscarora High School at Home, 7-3

Panthers Vs. HuskiesThe two teams played toe-to-toe for five innings Wednesday until the Panthers surged in the sixth with a three-run triple by freshman Grace Wild. Wild racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Panthers.

The Panthers took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first after sophomore Kaitlyn Whitaker scored Wild on a single and then scored a run herself on freshman Charlotte Bass’ single RBI. The Huskies answered in the top of the third on a walk and two hits, tying the score 2-2.

At the bottom of the third, the Panthers went up 3-2 when Wild singled and later scored on sophomore Logan Mehalic’s double. Tuscarora came back with one run in the top of the fourth. The score was tied 3-3 for the next two innings until the sixth when Wild’s triple scored junior Tiffany Barndt, senior Heather Stewart, and junior Emily Vayo. Wild scored again when Whitaker drove her in on a single.

Wild (3-3, 2 singles, 1 triple, 3 runs), Whitaker (2-4, 2 singles, 2 RBIs, 1 run), Mehalic (1 double, 1 RBI) and Bass (one single, 1 RBI) all contributed RBIs.

Mehalic got it done in the circle on the way to a win, allowing seven total hits and three runs over seven innings.

Game Summary courtesy of Kim Wild
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
PFHS 2 0 1 0 0 4 7 8 1
THS 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 7 2


Panthers Capture Win Over John Champe Knights

Panthers Vs. Knights

Check the Calendar for the next Game!The Panthers jumped out to an early lead over visiting John Champe High School and held on to win 21-1 in five innings.

Nineteen runs in the first three innings allowed the Panthers to put the game away early as they pounded the Knights’ pitching, as seven hitters combined for 16 hits, 14 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

Visit the Team Pages on BarndtHouse!Junior Tiffany Barndt went 4-5, drove in one and scored three runs; freshman Grace Wild had 3 singles, 4 RBIs and scored three runs; sophomore Vanessa Swall had three hits, an RBI and scored two; sophomore Logan Mehalic had a double with 4 RBIs and scored one run; freshman Aubrey Olsen logged two singles, an RBI and scored 3 runs; freshman Toni Joy had a single and double with 2 RBIs and one run scored; junior Emily Vayo had a single, an RBI and scored two runs; and senior Heather Stewart had 3 RBIs and scored two runs. Senior Panthers Vs. Knights game pictures!Anna Zembar (3 runs) and sophomore Lauren Pollock (one run) also scored for the team as pinch runners.

The Panthers answered John Champe High School’s top inning with two runs of their own in the fourth. The Panthers scored on an RBI single by Olsen and an RBI double by Joy.Like BarndtHouse on Facebook!

Mehalic shut down the Knights while in the circle, holding them hitless over three innings, allowing no earned runs, walking none and striking out five. Freshman Aubrey Olsen got the win in relief for the Panthers, pitching two innings, striking out two and holding them to one run.

Game Summary courtesy of Kim Wild
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
PFHS 5 10 4 2 21 17 0
JCHS 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8

Panthers Win13-3 at Home over Heritage High School

Panthers Vs. PrideThe weather warmed up along with the Panthers’ offense as they jumped on the Heritage Pride and grabbed a 13-3 win at home.

Eleven runs in the first three innings helped the Panthers secure the game early. RBI singles in the second inning by sophomores Lauren Pollock and Vanessa Swall were both combined with an error, a passed ball and a sacrifice fly by junior Tiffany Barndt to put up the first five runs. The Panthers put up six more in the third, scoring on a ground-out by freshman Aubrey Olsen and some Heritage fielding errors.

Heritage picked up three in the top of the fifth, only to be answered by Potomac Falls with two more at the bottom when sophomore Kaitlyn Whitaker scored Barndt and freshman Grace Wild on an RBI double.

Sophomore Logan Mehalic recorded the win for the Panthers, striking out seven and allowing three runs over five innings.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
PFHS 0 5 6 0 2 13 6 5
HHS 0 0 1 0 2 3 8 5

Woodgrove Wolverines Score Win over Potomac Falls Panthers

Panthers Vs. WolverinesWith a wind chill hovering in the thirties, April continued to be anything but spring-like for high school softball. The Panthers battled the cold and the Wolverines at Woodgrove HS, falling 13-4.

It was a big day at the dish for Tiffany Barndt, who finished 2-3 with singles in the third and fifth innings and a walk in the seventh.

The Wolverines got off to a quick start, scoring 5 in the first. The Panthers came back at the top of the third and faced just a 5-3 deficit after sophomore Vanessa Swall doubled, Barndt singled, and freshman Grace Wild singled on an error to right field, scoring Swall. Wolverines then added one more at the bottom of the third to make it 6-3. Top of the fifth, Barndt and Wild hit singles and the Panthers scored once more when senior Anna Zembar hit to center field, sending Barndt home. A strike-out then ended the Panthers’ threat.

Woodgrove survived the Panthers’ surge and put up six more runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Freshman Charlotte Bass managed a lead-off single to right in the sixth but was stranded after three outs.

An additional run for the Wolverines in the sixth sealed the final: Woodgrove 13, Panthers 4.

Game Summary courtesy of Kim Wild
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
WHS 5 0 1 0 6 2 14 15 3
PFHS 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 6 3

Panthers Fall to Centreville Wildcats

Panthers Vs. WildcatsThe Panthers lost at home to non-district opponent Centreville Wildcats 9-5 in seven innings despite some good offense, spearheaded by junior Tiffany Barndt (3-for-4 with an RBI). Centreville’s Gretchen Kernbach allowed 9 hits and 5 runs, but still recorded the victory.

The Wildcats picked up one run in the second, then added three more in the third for a 4-0 lead. Another run in the fifth and two more in the sixth combined for a 7-0 lead. The Panthers staged a comeback, pushing across 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth, edging to a 7-5 deficit. Two errors, combined with RBI singles by Barndt, sophomore Vanessa Swall and freshman Grace Wild triggered the Panthers’ surge. The rally ended, though, when Kernbach induced a fly-out.

Centreville added two more runs in the top of the seventh, the game ending with a 9-5 loss for the Panthers.

Game Summary courtesy of Kim Wild
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
PFHS 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 9 5
CHS 0 0 1 3 1 2 2 9 9 4