Orange catcher Davis Horton made a strong first impression. After transferring from Riverside, Horton went 3-for-5 with 5 RBIs in the Panthers 15-5 win over East Chapel Hill in six innings on Tuesday night at Orange High Field. Horton ended the game with a double that scored Jackson Berini and Conner Funk. But his biggest impact came in the bottom of the second inning when he drilled a 3-run homer to bring in Berini and Will Walker. Pierson Kennedy, Orange’s opening night starter, took the victory on the mound. Ryan Hench, the younger brother of former Orange pitcher/3rd baseman Cooper Hench, went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double. Orange was supposed to play at Vance County on Friday, but the Vipers have forfeited due to COVID precaution. Orange is 2-0 and will host crosstown rival Cedar Ridge on Tuesday night. You can hear that game on live!

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