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Panthers lock in number 2 spot
Will host first post season game next Tuesday
Skyler Hoofer is safe at first during the Panthers first game against the South Effingham Mustangs. The number two Panthers will battle the number one Mustangs again tonight at 6. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
The Liberty County Panthers (10-8 overall, 6-3 region) have claimed the number 2 spot in 3S-AAA behind the South Effingham Mustangs as they prepare to finish the regular season at the Mustangs’ field tonight at 6.
They were also scheduled to play McIntosh Academy in their last regular season home game yesterday when the seniors were to be honored.
The Panthers will host the first game of the post-season next Tuesday when they will play the winner of tonight’s game between Washington County and Thomson, representing the sub-region’s northern teams.
Panther coach Steve Cotrell said the winner of Tuesday’s game would go on to play in the state playoffs. But he is quick to remind his players that there are still things his squad needs to focus on.
“We have to get back to playing good baseball,” he said. “I thought, at times, we did that on Monday night (against Pierce) but we have to remember to play all seven innings like we were at the beginning of the year. We are going to treat McIntosh just like everybody else, one game at a time. McIntosh first then worry about South Effingham. We are still our own worst enemy. We need to take care of ourselves.”
Depending the outcome of the next few games, the Panthers may have another opportunity to host a game.
“Next Thursday we will be playing for third or fourth and depending on the outcome it determines who will host,” Cotrell said.
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