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Parkdale baseball hopes to win it all

The Parkdale Panthers baseball team has been a tough team to beat in the division 4A for the past two years, and this year is no different.

The Panthers went to the 4A championship two years ago and lost to Bowie High School in a well fought battle. With the hunger to win the championships in mind, the Panthers were disappointedly set back even more last year when they lost in the playoffs to Laurel High School.

This year, however, the green and gold are shining again, with a record of 6-4. The captain of the baseball team senior Aaron Murray Jr was recently signed with University of Maryland Eastern Shore for the next four years to play for the Hawks.

Starting off the season, the Mighty Panthers took on the Northwestern Wildcats and left their hearts out on the field with a score of 13 to 9. This put the start of their season in the right direction, leaving their fans going crazy.  

“Our fans can expect us to improve and to prepare for the playoffs so we can bring the hardware home,” said  Murray.

The playoffs are already on the minds of the Parkdale panthers baseball team showing how determined and anxious they are to win.

Many fans are also wondering, however, if a home game is in the cards for the team.

In the offseason the Parkdale baseball field was damaged, which has caused the Panthers to play all away games until it’s fixed.

To their misfortune, this leaves the Panthers with no home field advantage. And they may not get that advantage back anytime soon.  

“As of now we aren’t expecting the field to be ready until next year,” said Murray.

Despite the field challenges, the Parkdale baseball team is making a beeline towards playoffs, in hopes that they will finally bring home the Championship title.

The next game will be held on May 3, 2018  against Bowie high school.