The Spring Hill Panthers are showing a whole new level of confidence after knocking off the then undefeated and then No. 2-ranked Canton Eagles.
Thursday Spring Hill pulled away from Van, defeating the Vandals 11-1 in a six-inning run-rule, taking the opener of their best of three class 4A region 2 quarterfinal series.
The Panthers took advantage of another great pitching performance from Texas Longhorns commit Caden Noah, who also hit a 2-run homer in the fourth. Noah struck out seven and gave up only five hits.
Game two is at 5:00 p.m. Friday at Mike Carter Field in Tyler.
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