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Panthers glad to play at home

POSTED: March 31, 2007 5:13 a.m.
Last Friday, Liberty County High School’s baseball team won its first game of the season — 11-7 over Long County in Ludowici.
On Saturday, the Panthers hope to defeat the Blue Tide again, only this time in front of the Liberty County fans.
Skyler Hoffer is scheduled to start on the mound for the Panthers.
LCHS coach Steve Cotrell is glad to be back home.
“It’s going to be nice. We’ve been on the road a while and the team grew up a little bit,” he said. “We’re struggling in some phases of the game but it’s going to happen when your talking about teenage kids. They are going to have ups and downs, successes and failures. The most important thing is we’re learning.”
It will be the first time the Panthers have played a home game since their home-opening 8-inning 5-2 loss to Wayne County on Feb. 27.
Since that heart-breaking loss, the Panthers have played in Savannah, Nahunta, Jefferson, Commerce and Blackshear. The Panthers travel to Jesup today for a 6 p.m. game with Wayne County.
Justin Eaton is scheduled to start on the mound for the Panthers.
In Tuesday’s game in Blackshear, the Panthers lost 8-7 in the seventh inning. With runners on first and second and two outs, the Bears hit a hard groundball to pick up the win.
Hoffer, who pitched the final 1-1/3 innings was charged with the loss. Paul Davis started the game, going three innings and Eaton pitched two innings
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