Sophomore Zakk Hicks struck out eight in Carroll’s 3-1 win on the road at Walton-Verona May 9. Justin Ray led the Panthers at the plate, going 3-4 with three singles.
The Panthers scored one run in the first, third and fourth innings. The Bearcats’ only run came on a lead off homerun by Daniel Tilley in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Hicks pitched 5 1/3 innings for eight strikeouts, five walks and three hits. Trey Boles came in for relief, pitching 1 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out two.