April 7, 2014

Verden comeback wins Panther Classic



Bryson Lierle and Kyler Hendricks reached on an error and a walk, respectively, in the bottom of the fifth. That set up the tying run from Austin Dahlenburg's sacrifice fly, while Hendricks later crossed home on an errant Verden throw.

The response was four runs off three hits in the fifth. Whitlow singled before designated hitter Colten Hargrove brought him around with another. Hunter Morgan followed up with another RBI-single to tie it up before things went a little haywire.

Hunter Morgan reached home on a wild pitch and Tryston Morgan's walk put Keil across to put Verden out of reach.

"You've got to take advantage of any opportunity you get with errors on the other team," Conley said. "If you can capitalize on it, that's just icing on the cake."

Lookeba-Sickles saw eight runs left stranded on the afternoon. While they had their chances, Conley praised his team's ability to bounce back from mistakes as a sign of growth this season.

"Everything's clicking, and we're not getting down after we make a mistake," he said. "Used to when we'd make a mistake, it would snowball. Now we do it, we just kind of shake it off and make the play the next time around. They're playing good."

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