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August 14, 2013

Am-Po splits doubleheader to begin fall ball

CHATTANOOGA —

After initially canceling a home game on Tuesday, Amber-Pocasset got their fall baseball season underway, splitting Chattanooga in a double-header away.

The first game went the Panthers' way with an 8-2 win, but they just couldn't get the offense going in game two and narrowly fell 2-1.

"For a double-header, this was a good start," head coach Cheyenne Graham said. "In the second game, we just didn't get the big hits like we did in the first."

Ben Parr lead the way in the first game, going 2-for-2. Ethan James and Kevin Voyles both stepped onto the mound to help the Panthers to the win. 

Graham said he used both games to get all of his players a chance in the team.

"We used our whole pitching staff," Graham said. "We played everyone, so that was good."

In the second game, Triston Herron got the lone RBI. Despite the Panthers batting better than Chattanooga as a whole, they were never able to turn more of those hits into runs.

Amber hosts part of the Red Dirt Festival on Friday and play Grady County rivals Verden at 4 p.m. The Tigers will play another game right after that, followed by another Panthers game at 8 p.m.

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