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No seventh inning stretch for Panthers baseball fans

by Lisa Schauer

The seventh inning stretch is a time-honored tradition in professional baseball when fans have a chance to stand and stretch, cheering on their winning team halfway through the game’s final inning.

That chance was narrowly missed for Panthers fans last week, when the Hancock High School boys’ varsity baseball team lost to two different rivals in the final inning of each non-conference game.

Coming off a 0-10 loss in Berkeley Springs on Monday, April 3, the Panthers traveled to Cresaptown on Tuesday, April 4 to take on Calvary Christian Academy.

They were tied 2-2 at the bottom of the sixth, before the Eagles scored a winning run in the final inning.

Then on Thursday, April 6, the Hancock Panthers were leading the Forbes Road Cardinals 5-3 at the bottom of the sixth in Waterfall, Pa.

But fans watched their lead slip away in the seventh when the Cardinals chirped back with three winning runs and a final score of 6-5 for the home field team.

The 2-5 Panthers were on the road again this week, Monday, April 10 in Fort Hill, and Tuesday, April 11 in Bedford County, PA. pitted against Hyndman High School.

Their home game will be on Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. versus Southern Fulton.

Hancock pitcher Logan Trumpower comes in to cover home plate as Indian’s Garrett Stotler slides in on Monday, April 3.
photo by Lori Younker