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Centralia baseball wins 2nd place in district tournament

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:25 pm

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.

Hunter Phillips dives into second base.

That was the bright spot of the evening for the Panthers after their 3-1 district championship loss to the Macon Tigers.

Mason Presley makes the catch at second

Centralia took the lead early with Jack Romine scoring off a Jackson Wells hit in the first inning.

Jackson Wells and Jack Romine taking care of the defense.

Macon tied the game in the bottom of the first, then took the lead in the second, 2-1.

Lane West keeping right field a no-hit zone.

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.

Afterward

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.