After suffering a heartbreaking one-run loss to Bearden Tuesday night, the Lenoir City Panthers baseball team was right back at it Wednesday against district opponent Farragut.
The Admirals were not kind hosts to the Panthers, dropping Lenoir City 9-2. But it was Friday's loss that was even more difficult for to stomach, falling 7-6 on the road at Union County.
Lenoir City led early in the game, picking up a 3-0 lead by the bottom of the second, but a three-run rally by the home team knotted things up.
The Panthers worked back in front, scoring two runs in the third inning and one in the fifth, but they could not hold off Union County for the entire game, giving up a pair of runs in the sixth and a seventh-inning equalizer to force extra innings.
In the top of the eighth, Lenoir City could muster little threat, and in the bottom of the inning it was Union County coming through with the walk-off score.
Chris Roe was three for three at the plate with four RBI for the Panthers.
Monday the Panthers will get a second shot at Bearden, going on the road for a 6 p.m. start time. They host Heritage Wednesday, a team they lost to earlier in the season, and will finish the week by playing Sevier County at home Thursday and going on the road to Loudon Friday.