This week’s Orange Panther of the Week is catcher Davis Horton. A transfer from Riverside, Horton has provided a reliable presence behind the plate for Orange in his first season with the team. He has hit safely in all ten games this Panthers have completed this year. Extending all the way back to his freshman year at Riverside, Horton is on a 13-game hitting streak. Currently, he leads Orange in six offensive categories, including a .541 batting average, 20 hits, 14 RBIs, five doubles, a .571 on-base percentage and a .756 slugging percentage. Last week in a 3-2 win over Chapel Hill, Porter lined a single to left field. Jackson Berini scored off a errant throw, and Horton rounded the bases after another throwing error. Horton also doubled in the fifth inning. Orange is 9-3, 6-1 in the Big 8 Conference with a trip to the 3A State Playoffs already in the bag. The Panthers will complete a suspended game against Cedar Ridge on Tuesday, then wrap up the regular season on Thursday at Northern Durham.

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