Abbott baseball wins 1A State Championship

Abbott Baseball
Posted at 2:45 PM, Jun 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-08 16:24:30-04

The Abbott Panthers baseball team beat Fayetteville 6-5 to be crowned the 1A State Champions.

Abbott made the trip to the Dell Diamond once again as their State Title tournament journey started against Kennard.

The Panthers started off red hot going into the bottom of the fifth inning — Abbott had a 5-0 lead. The Lions were able to battle back and get the lead within two runs, but the Panthers got an insurance score to secure their victory.

Starting pitcher Preston Pustejovsky was named UIL State championship game MVP, and the Panthers won their second baseball title in program history, with their first being in 2017.