Georgiana tops Flying Squadron for sixth straight win

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2006

Georgiana scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to rally from a 6-3 deficit to hold off Highland Home Monday afternoon for the Panthers sixth win in a row.

Georgiana's Kyle Nelson came on in relief of Chris Scott, who was chased late in the fourth inning with the Panthers trailing 6-1. The outing for Scott was a direct opposite of the first time he faced the Flying Squadron. Scott struck out 16 on that day.

Nelson came in and handcuffed Highland Home's hitters, including Deymond Sankey. The Flying Squadron's top hitter crushed a home run in their first meeting with Georgiana, but was held hitless for the afternoon on Monday.

In three-plus innings, Nelson limited Highland Home to four hits and struck out four.

The Panthers (7-10) look to earn their seventh win in a row on Thursday when they close out the season against county rival McKenzie.

Georgiana coach Donald Ray Mixon said that he's pleased with the winning streak, but wishes the streak came in against other opponents.

&#8220I wish that streak was in the area, so we'd be going to the playoffs,” Mixon said.

The Panthers finished the season 0-6 in the area, instead.

Donald Scott led Georgiana at the plate with three hits. Andy Betterton, Chris Shows, Terrance Whittle and Nelson chipped in with two hits each.

The Panthers picked up their fourth win in a row on Friday when they scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to hold off Hillcrest-Evergreen.

Georgiana pounded out 10 hits on the afternoon, while limiting Hillcrest to just three hits.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the second inning, the Panthers took the lead thanks to a two-run home run by Chris Scott.

Hillcrest answered to in the fourth before the lead changed hands two more times leading up to the seventh.

Chris Shows was the only player for Georgiana to have two hits.

The Panthers picked up their fifth win in a row on Saturday with a 6-4 victory over Goshen.

Georgiana scattered eight hits that afternoon, while holding Goshen to three.

The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never trailed for the remainder of the game.

Chris Scott and Terrance Whittle each had two hits to lead Georgiana.