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Panthers in a slump, lose again
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Liberty County High School’s baseball team has hit a bit of a slump.
The Panthers lost their third straight game Saturday, falling, 12-2, to Savannah Christian Preparatory School in Savannah.
Liberty County coach David Samuel said the recent losses can be traced back to a Region 2A-AAAA setback last week.
“I think the late loss to Brunswick last Tuesday carried through the rest of the week,” he said, adding that the loss to Wayne County on Friday just added to the team’s frustration.
“The motivation and focus just wasn’t with the guys the rest of the week.”
Freshman Curtis Michalowicz started against the Red Raiders and pitched two innings. He allowed four hits, walked four batters and gave up nine runs. Michalowicz struck out two Red Raiders.
Antonio Smith pitched an inning, giving up three hits, two walks and three runs. Cameron Harris pitched the final inning, walking one batter and earning two strikeouts.
Samuel said Liberty County has plenty of baseball left and gave his players a pep talk to get them back into the spirit of the game.
“I keep telling the boys that they have very good talent,” he said. “I’m just waiting for them to refocus and to begin to shine once again.”
The Panthers (3-5, 1-2) had an opportunity to shine on Tuesday night as they hosted Ware County High School in a Region 2A-AAAA game.
Leading hitters: Joe Watkins, 3 for 3, double, stolen base; Cam Harris, single, two walks, two runs.

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