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Panthers wrap regular season, spliting two with Savannah Christian
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The Liberty County Panthers wrapped up the regular season with  a double-header Saturday against  the Savannah Christian Red   Raiders.
The Panthers took a 5-4 victory in game one when Paul Davis opened on the mound and pitched for 4-1/3 innings. He allowed 3 earned runs. Eddie Chipple came in for the last 2-2/3 innings for the win. Byron Calahan went 2 for 3 while Chris Arnold went 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBIs.
Panther coach Steve Cotrell said he played his younger players in game 2, hoping to find some depth as they go into the playoffs. He said some of the younger players earned chances to play in the playoffs.
“The score was only 2-7 going into the 6th inning when I emptied the bench and we make a couple of errors that led to 5 runs in the 6th to end the game,” he said.
The Red Raiders took game 2 by 10 runs (2-12).
With the regular season over, the Panthers focus attention to the road games ahead in Cordele on Friday.
The Panthers (13-12 overall, 6-4 in 3S-AAA) are scheduled to play a double-header against the Crisp County Cougars (18-8 overall, 7-3 in 1-AAA) with the first pitch starting at 2 p.m. Game 2 is scheduled for 5 p.m. and a tie breaker is scheduled for Saturday at noon, if needed
“They are good looking team as far as stature and ability,” the coach said after traveling to watch last Friday’s game between Crisp and Cairo. “They will be a tough team, especially having to go into their place.”
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