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Warriors revenge Panther loss
Panther shortstop Eddie Chipple catches a ball between his legs as he leaps over a Warrior runner in Wednesday’s 2-7 loss at home. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Jenkins High’s baseball team has lost only one game this season. It was against the Liberty County Panthers on March 3.

Wednesday, the Warriors avenged that loss, defeating the Panthers 7-2 with Warriors’ pitcher TJ Page taking the win and getting 13 strikeouts.

Panther coach David Samuel said, despite the loss, it was a well played game, allowing his squad to battle against a top seeded team and preparing them for upcoming region games.

The Panthers did get 3 hits against Page and had runners on base from the 3rd to the 6th inning. Their two runs were scored in the 5th inning off a hit by Joe Watkins.

Panther Cody French pitched his first game of the season.

"Cody threw well tonight, considering he hasn’t thrown off of a mound in quite some time and on short notice," the coach said. "My starter for tonight’s game had a sore shoulder, so I called on Cody about an hour before game time. Eddie (Chipple) came on for the final 7 outs and only gave up 2 hits."

The Panthers turn their focus to tonight’s away game at 6 against Burke. Saturday they are scheduled to host Baldwin at 2 p.m., but the game time may change due to Baldwin’s prom night.


Final Score, Jenkins 7, LC 2

Losing Pitcher, Cody French, 4 2/3 IP, 8H, 7R, 5ER, 3K, 3BB

Relief pitcher, Eddie Chipple, 2 1/3 IP, 2H, 0R, 2K, 1HP

Hitters, Joe Watkins 1-3, 2RBI, Eddie Chipple 2B, Matt Desbiens 1B

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