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Panther baseball back on the field

Spring rains have taken a break, letting Hancock’ s baseball team get back on the diamond as April kicks in.

Brooks Norris was on the mound, pitching for the Panthers.

The varsity baseball team returned to play on Thursday, April 4 against Berkeley Springs, falling to the Tribe in a close 6-5 game. Hancock led the way for the first half of play, stacking five runs by the end of the fourth inning. But Berkeley Springs poured on the runs in the seventh inning, bringing four players across home plate to run out ahead of the Panthers.

Hancock’ s runs were collected by sophomores Brooks Norris and Tyler Clingerman, junior Blair Ray and freshmen Colton Welch and Logan Hendershot.

Norris and Ray pitched for the Panthers.

Blaire Ray goes to throw the ball in from the outfield on Friday, April 5. photos by Lori Younker

On Friday, April 5, Hancock hosted Global Vision Christian School Broadfording. The GVCS Lions shutout Hancock, with a final score of 14-0.

The Lions roared onto the field, rolling up seven runs in the first inning and adding another seven in the second, leaving Hancock little chance to claw their way back into the game. The Panthers connected with three pitches, but could not add any runs to the scoreboard.

On Monday, April 8, the Panthers hosted Fort Hill. The Sentinels were up by four at the end of the third inning, and rolled in an additional four runs in the fourth inning, closing out the game at the end of the fifth, 10-0.

Junior Blair Ray collected the Panther’s lone hit against the Sentinels.

Hancock was set to play Grace Academy on Tuesday, April 9 and will travel to Turkeyfoot on Friday, April 12 for a rematch against the Rams.