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Panthers strike out in first round of state

The Griffin Bears took swift action in dropping the Liberty County High School baseball team out of the playoffs.
The Liberty boys were shut out in two games of the best-of-three series May 1 in Griffin in the first round of the state playoffs.
The Bears took game one 16-0 in a shortened game and won game two 10-0 in five innings.
In game one, the Liberty boys mustered up five hits with Colby Rhea going 2 for 2 at bat. Parker Neeley, Jacari Roberts and Quindon Montgomery had one hit each.
Vincent Brunelli took the loss on the mound, walking four, earning one strikeout, giving up 11 hits, one home run and 16 runs scored.
The Bears’ Nathaniel Johnson pitched the win, walking three and getting three strikeouts.
In game two, Griffin pitcher Kyle Turner pitched the no-hitter. He walked one and struck out seven Panther batters. Liberty’s Rhea and Montgomery combined for six walks and three strikeouts in the loss.
The Panthers finished the year 14-9 overall and 6-4 in region 3-AAAA.

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