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Covering Kickoff to the Final Out in Clinch County Athletics ~'br (L'lh~r[~ (L't~mdU ~t'ms" Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Page 5 This page is brought to our readers by the following spon- Sors. Be sure to thank them for their support of sports and recreat/on in Clinch County. ?~,~,i~,e ~eh~',qh A* Lutz, Brown, Peagler & Manley Owned & Operated by Eric Lutz & Jeff Brown 28 East Dame Avenue Honmrville * 487-5411 Proud Supporters of Clinch County High Our Containers. Your Clinch's Kyle Hendricks (21) By ken Robbins Editor/Publisher The Clinch County Panther baseball team has rebounded nicely after a slow start, winning five straight, includil g a come- from-behind thrilling victory over Lanier County at home Friday. Down 5-4 in the seventh, sophonmre Kyle Hendricks' walk-off two-run double wor the,ab1 for tI Douglas' Panthers. 6-5. The visiting Bulldogs held a 5-0 lead at one point, but the Panthers d ipped away at that advantage, with a Laneston Hendricks' home run scoring two runs in the fourth inning. In the Panthers' other games last week, they routed Groves of Savammh in a doubleheader Saturday, 19-0 a.nd 17-2. On Tuesday, they blasted Atkinson Cmmty, 12-1. They were 1-4 going into the week, are now 5-4 on the young season. Against Lanier at Cecil Barber Field .Friday, the Bulldogs took the lead early, in the second imping, with two runs. They then added a run in the third, and two more to take a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth. That's when the Panther bats came alive, putting up four runs - including Hendricks' homer (on his birthday).With Lanier holding a 5-4 lead, the Panthers went into the bottom of the seventh, with Kyle Hendricks rapping the is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning double Friday against Lanier County. Clinch's Warren Sto all slides game agai.st Atkinson County. game-winning double. For the game, the Panthers were very efficient, with six runs on six hit, s. Those hits came from Laneston Hendricks (two), Brence Cason (two, including a double), Kyle Hendricks' double, and a single by Darius Dorsey. Bryce Smith got the win in relief of Warren Stovall. Stovall went tln'ee ironings, striking out. four and allowing four hits and five runs. Smith allowed just one hit in the following fmLr innings, striking out four. In the first game of the doubleheader Saturday, Michael Gilbreth started on the hill, allocating, just one hit ill three i mings, striking out six and walking none. Meanwhile, the Panther bats went to work in the run-ruled outing. They home safely during Tuesday's scored nine xms in the first, and 10 more in the second inning. Kyle Hendricks. Gilbreth, and Duncan Lutz having an inside-the-park home run, Lacey, Griffis, and Howling also had hits in the run-ruled game Against Atkinson County Tuesday, the game was scoreless for two imfings. Then the Panthers put up two runs in the third to take the lead. They added three more in the fourth, two in the fifth, and five in the sixth, accumulating 12 hits. Atco. meanwhile, had heir tone run in the fourth, conmiltting seven errors to Clinch's one. At the plate, Lankford, Cason, Laneston Hendricks, and Thompson led the, Panthers, with two hits apiece. Other Panthers with hits Tuesday included Stovall, Josh Griffis, Jallen Griffis, and Dorsey. Duncan Lutz got the g-h on the hill, going 4 2/8 all had doubles in the ganie; imilngs, striking out seven while Hendricks and Jack-and allowing four lilts and Thompson both went 2-for-2. one unearned rmx. Smith Other Panthers with hits in came in relief, finishing the the game included Thomas game with two strikouts Lankford, Josh Griffis and and giving up two hits and Chat Lacey. no runs. The second game vs. This week, the Panthers Groves was more of the will hit the road,three same. The Panthers scoredgames. They visit Class AA's three in the first i ming, BrooksCountyMonday, goto two more in the second, and Mclntosh County Academy exploded for 12 runs in the Wednesday, then travel to third inning. Josh G iffis region foe Telfair County started on the mound, allowing two hits over two Friday. All three games are innings, striking out two. set to start varsity action at Landon Howling relieved 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, the Panthers come home for one imilng, allowing one hit and striking out one. to host Brantley Cotmty at 6 At the plate, Smith and p.m. The next day, Tuesday, Andrew Crear both had March 13, they host Echols doubles, g th K.V. Nixon " County in a Region 2-A tilt. Clineh's Laneston Hendri ks (22) is congratulated after hitting a home run Friday against Lanier County - on his birthday. The Subway Spring Player of the Week senior Michad f: Against Groves ! Saturday, Michael pitched a one-hit shutout in the Panthers' 19-0 win over Groves. Michael, at 23 West Dame Avenue in Homerville 912-487-3894 The Acme Pharmacy Baseball Player of the Week is sopho- more Kyle Hendricks. Kyle hit a walk-off, game-win- ning double against Lanier County Friday for a 6-5 ,: Kyle Hendrioka Clinch win1: . Congratulations from your hometown pharmacy/ Open Monday.Friday 8-6; Saturday 8-1 912-487-5327 0 O 0