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Out the Park

by David Tesitor

WALSENBURG-  April 15, 2008  The John Mall Panthers′ game played on Tuesday was a high scoring, high hitting affair, too late for this week′s print edition, but you are getting the results here on the world wide web. 

    Unfortunately for the Cats, they found themselves on the short end of the stick, losing 14-13 to the Cougars of Crowley County.  In spite of a late bottom of the 7th inning rally, the Panthers fell short, leading the tying run on base as the third out was called.

     The game started out close as both pitchers  pitched well in the first, leaving the score tied at one apiece.  In the second, Crowley came alive scoring 5 unanswered runs to seemingly put the game away, but the Panthers stayed with them scoring every inning since then.  In all, 27 runs were scored off of 30 hits.  The score resembled a football game as there were plenty of runs batted in for everyone.

         According to Coach Tobias, “We are starting to gel and I look forward to the rest of the season.”