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Cadets conquer LCHS Panthers, 6-3
Panther runner Sam Wilson crosses home for the first of three runs in their 3-6 loss to Benedictine on Wednesday. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Benedictine’s baseball team slowly slugged their way to a 6-3 victory Wednesday night on Panther Field. Just last week the Panthers had done the same to them on the Cadets’ turf, winning 7-3.

Panther coach David Samuel said a lack of hits continues to plague his team.

"Tonight we had a total of 3 hits over 7 innings," he said. "We need to do better than that in order to win."

But as hitting is a source of trouble, Samuel said the Panthers’ pitching crew is still on.

Freshman Dylan Connelly started for the Panthers and pitched 4 innings, allowing 5 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, allowed 3 bases on balls and got 5 strikeouts.

"Dylan battled through some tough innings," Samuel said. "Chris Arnold and Justin Eaton did a good job of working the final 3 innings of the game."

Facing a Region 3-AAA record of 0-2, the coach said they plan to focus attention on tonight’s away game at 6 p.m. at West Laurens.

"Tomorrow we’ll refine some things with our swings and go into Friday’s game with confidence to get our first region win," the coach said Wednesday.

The Panthers are 3-3 overall.


• Justin Eaton 1-3 with an RBI

• Chris Arnold 1-1 with a double • Brandon Whitmore had a single.

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