Funny how things can change in one day. A 20-degree temparature drop and a 10-20 mph wind blowing in from center field greeted the team bright and early on day two. But even Mother Nature couldn't cool off the hot bats for the IMG Academy baseball program / IMG Academy Panthers.
Cal Lambert highlighted a 4-run first inning with a 2-run blast into the teeth of the wind. From that point, the game was never really in question. IMG Academy would tack on another run and won the game by a score of 5-1.
Lambert ended the day with 2 hits and 3 RBI. Dillon Moyer and John Ryan Murphy also collected 2 hits on the day. Moyer added 3 SB and scored a run, while Murphy had 2 doubles and a RBI. Blaze Tart added a double of his own and scored 2 runs.
Four runs is all starting pitcher Jesus Sanchez would need. The senior right-hander went the distance to earn his 3rd win of the year. Sanchez scattered 7 hits, while allowing only 1 earned run and zero walks. With the win, the Panthers clinched the #1 seed in pool play and will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday night.