Pottsboro 5, Van Alstyne 1

With an off night in the 2017 District 10-3A baseball schedule, Van Alstyne hosted the Pottsboro Cardinals on Tuesday night at Forrest Moore Park. The residuals of the Panthers’ exciting 2-0 win over Farmersville last Friday night took a little off the edge, and Van Alstyne dropped the game 5-1.

Van Alstyne managed just four hits off of the Cardinals pitching. In the bottom of the fourth, with two out, junior Hunter Hutchison stroked a triple to deep center field and he scored on a balk by Cardinal pitcher Max Dodd.

A Sam Tormos single followed, but the freshman was stranded by the Panthers’ final out.

Sophomore Rhett Gallagher and junior Scott Taylor got the only two other Van Alstyne hits of the ball game.

The Panthers host Howe on March 29 as district play resumes.