After dropping their first three subregion games to Northwest Whitfield last week, the Ridgeland Panthers' run of tough luck continued this past week as they fell to 0-6 in subregion after a three-game sweep at the hands of Dalton.

Dalton 10, Ridgeland 0

On Thursday, the Panthers failed to get a single hit off of Catamount pitching in a five-inning, run-rule loss in the Carpet Capital.

Tyler Hisey took the loss on the hill.

Dalton 9, Ridgeland 1

Friday saw a doubleheader at Jay Smith Field in Rossville, and the Catamounts opened up Game 1 early with a seven-run second inning en route to the win.

Ridgeland's lone run came in the bottom of the third. The Panthers loaded the bases with just one out, but managed just the one run on a Gannon Hampton RBI-single. Ridgeland also hurt itself on the bases as runners were picked off at second and third base for the final two outs.

Isaac Martenn had a single and Daniel Johnson added a double in the setback. Johnson was saddled with the loss on the mounds.

Dalton 9, Ridgeland 1

Game 2 again saw the Catamounts break things open early as they scored four runs in the second and third innings against Martenn. Chandler Nabors and Logan Hicks threw in relief for the Panthers (5-7 overall).

Martenn and Tray Hill each had two hits, while one of Hill's hits was a double.

"We took some setbacks this week with losing one of the starters in our pitching rotation," head coach Scott Harden said. "We'll have to replace him with two or three younger arms."

Ridgeland will try to get off the schnide beginning Tuesday as they open a three-game series with Heritage. The Panthers will play at Heritage in Game 1 before they host the Generals on Thursday. Heritage will host the final game of the series on Friday. The start time for all three games is 5:30 p.m.

"We have three series left in order to pull this together," Harden added. "I have all the confidence in the world that this group will do what it takes to bounce back."