Panthers lose 3-1 to Macon
By 7:30, things were quiet at Moberly’s Spartan Field baseball diamond.
A few birds were singing, as were Centralia baseball parents, who along with his teammates, were wishing Andrew Hinds a happy birthday.
That was the bright spot of the evening for the Panthers after their 3-1 district championship loss to the Macon Tigers.
Centralia took the lead early with Jack Romine scoring off a Jackson Wells hit in the first inning.
Macon tied the game in the bottom of the first, then took the lead in the second, 2-1.
They extended it to 3-1 in the third and nobody scored again.
The rest of the game was a pitching duel between Macon’s Jake Swallow and Centralia starter Ethan Adams.
Andrew Hinds took over for Adams in the sixth. Macon could not score off him and he cancelled a Macon attempt to steal home.
Centralia could not gain any traction or momentum after late-game calls and first base and home did not go their way.
For the full story, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.