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to re­spond at the bot­tom of the eighth in­ning.

The open­ing frame was ma­jor for the Pan­thers as they loaded bases with their first three bat­ters: Kiser, Con­ner Jett and Hop­kins. Walker Pay­ton plated Kiser and Jett. Hop­kins then made it to home plate from third base for a 3-0 score when Praise’s catcher lost con­trol of the ball.

Praise also had a hard time hold­ing onto the ball be­fore Hop­kins’ run. In a close call for Kiser, the Praise short­stop dropped the ball as Kiser ad­vanced to third.

Pay­ton also scored a run after the loaded bases.

Praise re­sponded at the bot­tom of the first with runs from Rus­sell Moss and Har­rell.

Peachtree switched their pitcher from starter Bryce Seals to Con­ner Jett after Praise got three runs at the bot­tom of the third in­ning. An­drew Reamer, Deas and Daven­port put Praise at 6-5 be­hind the Pan­thers. This came be­fore Gar­rett Pay­ton and Char­lie By­ers both got runs at the top of the third. Both play­ers hit a triple in the third.

“(Seals) was el­e­vat­ing the ball up just a lit­tle bit,” said Argo. “He was not able to lo­cate his curve­ball in the cor­ner. (Praise) has a very good hit­ting base­ball team.”

The Pan­thers had a missed op­por­tu­nity for a run in the first in­ning when By­ers re­mained stuck at third base with two outs, the team couldn’t plate him be­fore reach­ing three outs.

Con­ner Jett and Har­rell both got runs in the fourth in­ning for their teams.

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