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Panthers pull away from Baldwin late in sloppy win; Warhawks blowout Dodge Co; Eagles and Demons swept

The Perry Panthers baseball team opened region play at home earlier tonight against the Baldwin Braves and the result was a Panthers’ victory 13-4 albeit a sloppy victory as the host pulled away from the Braves late in the contest.

The Maroon, Gold, and White got the scoring started in the last of the first when Colter Ginn scored on a wild pitch to give Perry an early 1-0 lead. The visitors got on the board in the top half of the third on an error by Carson Shaw to tie the game at 1 a piece going into the last of the third.

The Panthers retook the lead and kept it for good when Colter Ginn scored on an error that sent him from second to home to give the host a 2-1 lead in the last of the third and Perry would extend it’s lead to 3-1 in the last of the fourth when Colter Ginn hit an rbi single that drove in Brady Bearden.

The host plated two more runs in the last of the fifth to double the Panthers’ lead to 5-1 when Seth Harper scored on an error and Peyton Davis scored a dropped third strike. Baldwin however, made a rally in the top of the sixth and it started with them loading the bases with no outs and then they scored on an rbi single, a bases rounding walk, and a run scored via a Carson Shaw error to make the score 5-4 Perry going into the bottom of the sixth inning.

The last of the sixth is where the Panthers pulled away from the Braves and it started with B. Register scoring on a passed ball to make the score 6-4 Perry. The host scored run number seven with a bases rounding walk that drove in Seth Harper and Brady Bearden would get a hit that would drive in Peyton Davis, Nathan Sullivan, and Brooks Stella to double the Panther lead to six via an error to lead 10-4.

Kam Vandersee would come up to the plate and Brady Bearden made the score 11-4 Perry when he scored on a wild pitch and then Vandersee hit an rbi single to drive in Nate O’Rear to make it 12-4 in favor of the Maroon, Gold, and White. Colter Ginn would follow up with an rbi double to drive in Kam Vandersee to make the score 13-4 Panthers but the host could not get the 14th run across to end the game so they went to the top half of the seventh inning.

Perry scored all eight of it’s sixth inning runs with two outs on the board and the Panthers would shut the Braves down in the top half of the seventh as they would not allow another run to preserve the 13-4 victory. Colter Ginn led Perry in rbis with two followed by Brooks Stella, Brady Bearden, and Kam Vandersee with one each. Ayden Whidby and J. Maya were responsible for both of Baldwin’s rbis.

Perry SP Zack Herman surrendered one run (earned) on two hits, walking three, and striking out three in three innings of work and Jonathon Kohlman and Walker Bland combined to allow three runs (none earned) on three hits, walking three, and striking out four in four innings of relief work.

The Brave’s pitchers combined to allow 13 runs (seven earned) on nine hits, walking 12, and striking out six in the process.

Perry improves to 7-1 overall; 1-0 in region play and will host Central Georgia foe Peach Co in a non-region tilt tomorrow while Baldwin will host the Panthers on Thursday. Baldwin had five hits and committed four errors while Perry had nine hits and committed five errors.

Elsewhere, the Veterans Warhawks hosted Central Georgia foe Dodge Co earlier tonight and the Warhawks prevailed in a 12-2 blowout victory to improve to 6-1 overall and will travel to play another Central Georgia foe tomorrow in the Mary Persons Bulldogs. The Red, White, and Blue won over Bleckley Co at home yesterday by a final score of 8-4.

The Northside Eagles hosted Central Georgia foe Taylor Co in a doubleheader and lost both games by a score of 11-5 and 13-7 to fall to 2-5 overall and they will travel to play another Central Georgia foe in the Howard Huskies tomorrow at 6pm.

The Warner Robins Demons opened region play at home against the Ola Mustangs and got absolutely demolished in game one losing 21-2 and would lose game two 16-4 to fall to 4-3 overall; 0-2 in region play and will travel to Henry Co to play the Mustangs tomorrow at 6pm with a threat of rain in the forecast on Friday.

The Jones Co Greyhounds opened region play at Union Grove and lost a close one 4-3 to fall to 1-4 overall; 0-1 in region play and will prep to play the Wolverines in a doubleheader at home scheduled for Friday at this time.

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