2013KHSAA STATE CHAMPIONS!
February 15, 2014: PRP begins the quest for a sixth state championship as practice begins. The Panthers will be replacing 8 starters and three starting pitchers from the 2013 club. It will be challenging, but PRP always rises to that challenge.
PRP (38-7) wins it's 5th state championship defeating Mercer Co. in 8 innings 3-2. Blake Stewart's triple leading off the 8th helped seal the game after Joe Hatcher squeezed Stewart in on a push bunt to first. A wonderful game by Kyle Olliges ended on a K and a 5-4-3 double play.This years Panther's made their dreams come true winning the prestigious title of Kentucky State Baseball Champions.
The Panthers finished their season ranked 23rd in the nation according to the final USA Today HS Sports Baseball Super 25 Rankings.
PLEASURE RIDGE PARK (38-7) 3 VS. MERCER COUNTY (30-10) 2, 8 innings
PRP will play for its fifth KHSAA State Championship Saturday Night at 7:00pm vs. Mercer County. The Panthers defeated Central Hardin 10-2 behind a 10 run thrid inning to open the game. Hunter Johnson was in command from there on and PRP held on for the win. Greg Laughlin pitched a gem against St. Xavier in the Quarterfinals as the Panthers edged out St. X 3-2. Kyle Olliges threw a 7 inning shut out against Ashland Blazer in the first round as PRP beat the Tomcats 5-0. This is PRPs ninth appearence in the championship game and first since 2008.
PRP WINS 6TH REGION CHAMPIONSHIP!
The Panthers beat Butler 3-2 in the finals behind senior pitcher Greg Laughlin. Greg came in first inning to relieve Hunter Johnson and did not allow another run after the first inning. This was PRP's 20th Region Title since 1982.